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Regional Studies (Еuropean Studies)

People's Friendship University
Moscow, Russia
 1283 Points
2 Years
English, Russian

Program Description

Diplomat is the most prestigious profession in the world, diplomat is a person with fundamental knowledge in history, international relations, world economy and politics, as well as bilateral and multilateral cross-cultural communication.

The Programme ideally suits to anyone with a degree in European Studies, politics, international relations. Recent graduates from other programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences and others, as well as those from a professional background are also welcome. Within the frame of the Programme, students learn many general and specialized subjects and become proficient in two foreign languages.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level

Additional Required Documents:

  • A copy of the medical certificate on the absence of contraindications for studying in the Russian Federation and on the absence of HIV and AIDS.
  • Photo.

Other Optional Documents:

  • For example, confirmation of victory in international Olympiads or professional competitions.

Important Information:

  • Personal portfolio of talented applicants will be taken into account. The portfolio is considered according to the following criteria:
  1. average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points)
  2. achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points)
  3. certificate of a foreign language proficiency (5 points)
  4. applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner — 15 points, prize-winner — 10 points)
  5. recommendations (or other similar documents) from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points)
  6. volunteer activity (5 points)
  7. position of the university whose document on education the candidate provides upon admission, in the world rankings (10 points)
  8. letter of motivation (10 points)



International Relations

Regional Affairs Methodology

World Economy Structure


Regional Security and Migration Problems

European Integration Processes

Political Regional Approaches

Political Parties and Leaders Activities

Particular Counties Researches


During the Internship, all students are obliged to apply their knowledge in subjects, diplomatic and communication skills in one or several research fields.

They have several main bases for internship and practical assignments according to the Programme.

Most of the organizations are based in Moscow - offices of different European companies, embassies, European diplomatic missions and cultural centres, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo, various international foundations and institutions, information centres and libraries, Institutes of Russian Academy of Science.


The range of career and job opportunities is very vast: from translation and interpreting to assistance for heads of ministries of foreign and domestic affairs.

Master’s graduates can easily acquire any required information, provide all necessary research materials and supply data analysis covering most aspects of diplomatic or political affairs, especially European, in two foreign languages.

They can collect information, make annotations and comment on a wide range of social, political, cultural, foreign trade and economic problems.


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