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Moscow State Institute of International Relations

MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russias greatest city.

PhD Programmes



  • Founded in 1944


With an outstanding reputation and academic status MGIMO consistently ranks highly in university ratings. Its research is extended globally through collaborations with leading research institutes in Russia, CIS countries, and around the world.

University Ranking

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Housing services

Four well-equipped, comfortable, and modern dormitories provide international students with accommodation for study periods at MGIMO. Students usually share a double room in the 14-floor dormitory on campus, with a shared kitchen on every floor, washing machines, and nearby dry cleaners.

Library services

The Library at MGIMO consists of more than a million items in 55 international languages. These include textbooks, monographs, reading materials, catalogs, ancient manuscripts, old books and maps.

Medical services

MGIMO provides students with modern health care and emergency medical services. The Medical Center includes therapists, ophthalmologist, dentists, trauma specialists and others, where services are provided by qualified professionals. The clinic is equipped with modern medical equipment, and in case of necessary consultations, the Center invites experts from the best medical facilities in Moscow.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Students can attend the University’s Sports Center gymnasium, with a full range of exercise equipment and professional trainers. Also available is a 6 lane swimming pool, which is considered one of the best in Moscow, a sports hall for volleyball, basketball and other collective activities, an indoor tennis court, wrestling room, aerobics and table tennis rooms. There is also an outdoor stadium with professional football field, open air grounds for tennis, volleyball and an ice skating rink in the winter.