German Studies Russia (GSR) offers a one-year supplementary course in German language at MGIMO. Students of all faculties of MGIMO with good knowledge of German can apply to study on the GSR program. Graduates receive a joint German-Russian certificate worth 30 ECTS from the Free University Berlin and MGIMO. On completion of GSR, the best graduates receive a scholarship for one additional semester of study at the Free University Berlin.
For those who would like to learn more about Germany, its European connections and its role in the international context, German Studies Russia is the right place. Academic and practical content are equally important, with courses in politics, media, business and EU. Practical skills can be acquired through a six-week internship in a German company or institution.
The academic year 2017/18 is divided into three phases: (1) Preparation: Introductory workshops (September 2017), (2) Theoretical part: seminars in politics, media, economics and EU (September 2017 - May 2018), (3) Practical part: six-week internship in Germany or in a German organization or company in Russia (June 2017).