This year during August 2017, Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy offers a three week Summer School 2017 “Global Challenges” where students from all around the world and Russia will meet to take part in an intensive multicultural experience, delve into challenging political topics and discover the unforgettable cultural and recreational opportunities that Russia and its capital city have to offer.  The Summer School Moscow at the Russian Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Academy offers students a great opportunity to expand and develop skills in different fields of International Relations and World Politics. It provides a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of complex political issues and challenges that are facing the world.

The program is challenging, stimulating and of high academic and professional value. The courses are taught by professors of highly regarded faculties of the Academy: “International Relations”, “International Economics” and “World Economics”, supported by meetings with Russian and foreign prominent diplomats, public men, policy makers and the global international community (see here)

New! The Diplomatic academy together with the EU Delegation in Moscow will hold an international conference interwoven into the educational process during the next 2017 year School. The participants of the school will be able to get not only diplomas of the school with European credits but also the international conference participation certificates. Prominent political experts from Russia and Europe will take part in this activity (see the program).

In addition to the excellent educational opportunities, the school offers a chance to discover Russian culture, the city of Moscow and the surrounding countryside as well as to grasp one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Russian.

Russian Language classes are available for students at all levels.

Upon successful completion, the program is worth 6 ECTS credits which may be recognized as part of your ongoing studies.

Dates: Arrival 6 August – Departure 26 August 2017

Web-site information: school

Applications: (here)

To apply students should:

1.     fill in the online application form

2.     send:

-       digital photo

-       scanned copy of Passport

-       contact telephone/fax

-       address of Russian Embassy or consulate where to apply for visa

-       medical insurance (copy is sent alongside with fees payment confirmation)

After receiving the acceptance Email students are kindly requested to proceed with their payment within a few days.

The Academy provides visa support for foreign students provided the above-mentioned documents are submitted in due time before 10 June 2017.

Cancellation Policy 

In case of desistance, we apply the following policy:

  • Cancellation until 07/ 07/ 2017 -    200$ will be retained
  • Cancellation later than 07/ 07/ 2017 - no reimbursement

Costs - 970$ (nine hundred seventy US dollars)

NEW! (1) Thanks to the financial support of our partners we are glad to offer two free round way tickets. The Academy will announce the winners later.

(2) 10% discount will be granted to our partner universities students and also to the participants of our last year school

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Course materials
  • Team-building event
  • Russian history and  Language classes;
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • Get to know Moscow
  • Visits to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Museum of Diplomatic Service) and other Russian public organizations (e.g. the UN information centre)
  • Use of the library, PC labs and the Academy facilities
  • Public transportation card for three weeks in Moscow
  • Organization of leisure activities and excursions
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Welcome lunch and farewell reception

Students will be offered optional trips outside Moscow, which are not included in this fee and are paid upon arrival in Moscow.


Summer school 2017 participants will be housed at the Academy hostel which offers different kinds of lodging. The hostel occupies a 12- storey building and comprises one-room, two- room and three- room flats. Students can prepare their own meals in the dormitory kitchen facilities, eat at one of the student cafeterias or enjoy the local cuisine in the Academy cafe. The hostel is located close to the metro station; it takes about 20 minutes to reach the Academy. The hostel room reservation will be made upon receipt of fee payment.


Contact persons:

Dr.Tatiana Kosareva                      

tel. +7(499) 245 3386

      +7 (499) 940 1357# 10205 or #10379



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