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.

 

Program Overview

The Sciences Po-MGIMO double master’s degree is a 2-year program.

Courses on the dual master’s degree program are multidisciplinary, covering fundamental disciplines 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:

Course details

 

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 Security 
  • 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.

Internship

Students must complete a compulsory internship as part of the Sciences Po-MGIMO program.

Examples of internships completed between 2006 and 2015:

  • 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

Application process

Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October.

More information: http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/content/graduate-dual-degrees

Applications must be filled in online. 

Non native Russian speakers need to attach to their application a motivation letter written in Russian in a Word form.

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.

For information on application deadlines: http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/dual-degrees-international-deadlines

Eligibility

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.

Language Requirements

  • All candidates must provide proof of a C1 level in English (TOEFL 100, IELTS 7, no subscore under 6.5.
  • At MGIMO, as classes are taught in Russian and English, all students must prove they have an excellent level in Russian.

For detailed information, please see: http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/dual-degrees-international-language

 

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 6985€ per year for each of the two years of study (academic year 2016-2017).

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Contacts

Sciences Po

MGIMO