Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years.
Best Masters in International Politics in Russia 2017. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations)
Dual Degree - MGIMO in Moscow
A high standard program
Sciences Po and the MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) are both members of the APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) and have been partner institutions for 15 years. They share the conviction that a sound, multidisciplinary education oriented towards international affairs, offered by both renowned universities, constitutes a major asset for future leaders and experts destined for international careers. Through an agreement established in 2005, Sciences Po and the MGIMO decided to unite their excellent reputations and the quality of their study programs in order to offer selected undergraduate students a double master’s degree.
Set in a multicultural environment, this double master’s degree aims to train young professionals to a high level in two years, equipping them with the knowledge and necessary skills to thrive in international environments, the private sector, national and international public institutions and NGOs. Multidisciplinary, this highly selective and demanding program unites international relations and social sciences, and courses at an operational and professional level.
Subject to fulfilling all necessary academic and administrative requirements, after two years of study, the Sciences Po-MGIMO dual degree students will obtain a master’s degree from both universities.
The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program.
Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary: courses cover fundamental areas such as history, political science, international relations, international law and economics, as well as specific areas linked to the chosen modules.
Dual degree students must choose and validate their courses according to the rules and requirements of each partner institution.
The awarding of the master’s degrees by each of the two universities is subject to the dual degree students fulfilling the academic requirements for the full two years of the program. The master’s degrees from each university cannot be obtained separately and will not be awarded until the full two years of study have been completed and validated.
Year 1 at Sciences Po
During the first year of the dual degree at Sciences Po, students join the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).
The following master’s programs are offered by PSIA in the dual degree program:
Master in International Security
Master in International Public Management
Master in International Economic Policy
Master in Environmental Policy
Master in International Development
Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
Master in International Energy
Year 2 at MGIMO
The second year is spent at the MGIMO completing the Master in World Politics. In addition to the core curriculum on Russia, students can choose between the following specialisations:
International Energy Policy
The program also includes the compulsory preparation and defense of a Master thesis at the end of the program, as well as completing a compulsory internship in the second semester, parallel to courses.
Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program.
Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2013:
BNP Paribas, Moscow, Russia
Ministry of Defence, France
French and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Organisation for International Migration, Moscow, Russia
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
Institute of Strategic Research, Moscow, Russia
Delegation of the European Commission, Moscow, Russia
National Assembly of the Russian Federation
Unesco Moscow Office, Russia
Military mission for the Organization for Sedurity and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria
Deutsche Bank, Moscow, Russia
Bouygues International Construction, Moscow, Russia
EDF, Moscow, Russia
SAFRAN, Moscow, Russia
Alfabank, Moscow, Russia
Admission to the dual degree
Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October.
Applications must be filled in online. Application forms in Russian must be downloaded from the website in PDF format, filled in, scanned and attached to your electronic file.
This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po or MGIMO programs must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs.
The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or MGIMO to apply to the dual degree.
At Sciences Po, language requirements differ according to the program you follow.
For PSIA master’s programs: English C1. No French required.
For the Master in Finance and Strategy: French C1. English B2.
At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in both languages.
Tuition Fees and Financial Aid
Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and MGIMO for Year 2). For the dual degree Sciences Po-MGIMO, the tuition fees are determined in agreement with both institutions and are set at 6850€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2014-2015).
This is a dual degree with the Moscow State University of International Relations.