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MGIMO facts

Areas of Study

  • International Relations
  • Economics and Commerce
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Journalism
  • Management and Public Administration
  • Business Education
  • Regional Studies
  • Sociology
  • Public Relations


  • School of International Relations
  • School of International Law
  • School of International Economic Relations
  • School of International Journalism
  • School of Political Science
  • School of International Business and Business Administration
  • School of Applied Economics and Commerce


  • Institute of European Law
  • International Institute of Administration
  • International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy
  • European Studies Institute


  • Public Relations
  • International Business
  • International Gas-and-Oil Business
  • HR Strategic Management
  • International Business and Business Administration in the sport industry

Beginning of the academic year:
September 1 for most study programmes

Student Body
More than 6300 students with an equal number of men and women representing 62 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as 30 foreign countries.


More than 150 professors and Sc. D., more than 350 associate professors and 400 Ph. D., 500 highly skilled faculty members, including over two dozen full and correspondent members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and various specialised Russian and international academies, 17 Merited scientists of Russia.

Average Class Size
Language groups — max. 7 students
Lectures in humanities — up to 60

Average Class Load
10–12 courses per semester


  • Library with more than 700 thousand volumes in Russian and 50 foreign languages, including more than 20 thousand rare and valued books and documents of 13th — early 20th centuries.
  • 4 hostels in Moscow, including one on campus
  • Sports Centre with a 25-meter 6-lane indoor swimming pool
  • Cultural Centre
  • MGIMO-University Policlinics, providing health care services for students and faculty of MGIMO
  • 10 Canteens and Cafeterias in the main building and in hostels
  • Bookstore, Pharmacy, Cosmetics, Gift and Flower Shops
  • Internet and Multimedia centers (free wireless Internet access in the main building)
  • Numerous multimedia and language laboratories

The University has been officially included into the Guinness Book of Records as the university teaching the largest number of state foreign languages (53 foreign languages).