Germany in Russian & International Affairs

Germany in Russian & International Affairs (GRIA) is a one-year supplementary program in German language at MGIMO. Its goal is to impart regional expertise on Germany and the European Union as well as to promote intercultural, economic and social competences of the participating students.

Students of all faculties of MGIMO with good knowledge of German can apply to study on the GRIA program. The curriculum of GRIA is well integrated into the study program at MGIMO and has a workload of 30 ECTS. On completion of GRIA, the best graduates receive a scholarship for one additional semester of study at the Free University Berlin.

Coordination partners

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institution and distinguishes itself through its modern and international character. It is one of the German universities successful in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy. Freie Universität traditionally scores among the best universities worldwirde in university rankings.

Freie Universität Berlin has 16 academic departments and central institutes offering over 150 degree programs across a wide range of subjects.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations — MGIMO

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 Russia’s greatest city.

MGIMO’s diverse student body of 6,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels — from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can pursue intellectually challenging and exciting coursework alongside their Russian peers. Students seeking a Master degree can apply for one of MGIMO’s groundbreaking double-degree programs, offered in partnership with international institutions, or seek a place in one of more than thirty MA programs taught in Russian.