PolitIQ in partnership with the Faculty of Political Science at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Center for Crisis Society Studies are inviting you to join the Online Summer School “Sustainability of Political Systems in Eurasia” The ongoing coronavirus pandemic proved to have deep political, economic and social consequences for nation-states. While being […]


Dear applicant, Welcome to the application page of the Online Summer School «Sustainability of Public Systems in Eurasia» of the Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University   Please make sure you have prepared to upload: Motivation Letter (not more than 500 words), Curriculum Vitae. Start the application

Today we are happy to share the list of academic journals, which political science students will find useful. We included only those journals, which we trust and read. Many of them are specifically focused on the policy processes in the former USSR countries, so we hope you will find them useful and thought-provoking.   1.Demokratizatsiya […]


Rose Smith was a student at Ural Federal University, coming to Yekaterinburg from the Phillippines. We met Rose during the Study Trip to Russia, which was organised by PolitIQ project in partnership with International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) back in 2017. ST to Moscow took place at Lomonosov Moscow State University, thus, being […]


Nazym Turganbek (Kazakhstan) is a first year student at the Joint MGU & MGIMO MA in Post-Soviet Public Policy. She is one of the brightest students on our program, who received a Polit IQ scholarship to study at MGU & MGIMO. She has a great academic and practical experience, and contributes to the fruitful discussions […]


One of the most important values of our program is accessibility. We believe that it is crucial to enable all the talented and motivated students to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for our program. This is why, there is no application fee on our program. Apply for MA in Post-Soviet Public Policy on […]


Dear applicant, Welcome to the application page for the MA in Public Policy in the Post-Soviet Space at Lomonosov MSU. Please make sure you have prepared to upload copies of your: Diploma/any document proving you student status at the time of completing the application, University transcripts (both Russian and English versions are permitted), Certificate proving […]

The new English-language master’s program PolitIQ led by Columbia University professor Robert Legvold is devoted to the countries of the post-Soviet space. In this regard, we have made for you an informative overview of the basic information about the countries of the Near Abroad, which every educated student should know, much less a political science […]

Joint MGU & MGIMO MA in Post-Soviet Public Policy is an English-taught Dual Degree, taking place at the two leading Russian universities. It is designed by an international board of professors to train future policy-makers and experts, who understand the complex nature of social, political and economic processes in the Post-Soviet region.   

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS The tuition costs of studying on the program is 418, 470 rubles, which is approximately equal to €5,852 or $6,612 per year. We do realise that many talented students would not be able to participate in the program due to the financial reasons and that is why we are happy to tell […]

You can watch some of our lectures here. The Programme is taught by an international team of professors, committed to training future leaders and sharing most advanced tools of academic research. We strongly believe that diversity is the best way to fight onesidedness. Student and scholar diversity contributes to the broadness and depth of discussions, […]

The curriculum of “Post-Soviet Public Policy” MA program is elaborated in a way to train future experts, who will be able to work on complex policy issues, keeping in mind specific features of the region. There are three main types of courses, offered on the program: fundamental, obligatory and optional courses. Fundamental courses are dedicated […]

Admission Requirements Admission to the Master’s Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy” is a three-step process: satisfying requirements (submitting the Application form), selection (distance interview) and an MSU test. We accept applications and hold interviews year round, whereas the test is set in summer. General Requirements: all applicants must submit their previous diploma, transcripts, 2 letters of […]

The admission procedure is a two-round process. Firstly, all the candidates have to complete the application form on https://mastersprogram.politiq.ru/application/. The application package includes the following documents: completed application form; academic transcripts; CV (max. of two pages); Motivation letter (max. of 750 words); English proficiency certificate (optional); Please, note that the admission committee will not consider your […]

One of the most important part of our program is a growing number of lectures with international professors. In November`19, we hosted a workshop with prof. Cristopher Miller, coming to Moscow from the USA! This is how the curator of our MA, Maxim Vilisov, describes this experience: “He has a soft but persistent way of […]


22th of April Lomonov MSU and MGIMO signed an agreement on collaboration in operating our MA. This is a historic moment: the first experience of such a collaboration between the two main Russian universities. From this time on our Programme «Post-Soviet Public Policy» is joint degree and our alumni will recieve a dual diploma. Apply


Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov is a dream for millions of Russian students from all the regions of the country. Whatever their background, wherever they come from, everybody knows that all the talented girls and boys become a part of MSU story. Many people believe that the first Russian university to a […]


It seems that we live in the age of Podcasts Boom! All the modern media, NGOs and even Universities work with this format and create useful content, due to which we can effectively spend our time seating in a bus on our way to the university. Today we gathered for you our favourite podcasts about […]


Are you ready for the new #gameofthrones season??One of the greatest lines in the series is the profile of female leaders, what stimulates us to think about the female leadership in politics.  Modern Russia is an interesting case to study the position of women in politics. Here are 5 famous women in modern Russian politics: ?ELVIRA NABIULLINA  […]


We are happy to announce you can now apply for the joint Lomonosov MSU and MGIMO English-taught MA Programme “Post-Soviet Public Policy”! Admission requirements Programme Curriculum Our professors 7 reasons to study with us Fundamental courses: Philosophy Politics and Law Foreign language Academic writing Obligatory courses: Methodology of political science research Modern sociological Methods in […]


The head of the new English-language MSU program and Polit IQ, Honorary Professor of Columbia University Robert Legvold recommends his favourite movies about politics. We are sure that you like to watch movies, and especially with a sharp political plot! Introducing the top 5 movies. Gandhi Gandhi is a biographical film of 1982 about the […]


The new English-language master’s program PolitIQ led by Columbia University professor Robert Legvold is devoted to the countries of the post-Soviet space. In this regard, we have made for you an informative overview of the basic information about the countries of the Near Abroad, which every educated student should know, much less a political science […]