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Institute of Social Sciences RANHIGS under the President of the Russian Federation

Address: Pr-ct. Vernadskogo, 82, Moscow, Moscow Region, 119606

Description Institute of Social Sciences RANHIGS under the President of the Russian Federation

  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Language of instruction: English.

In 2009 School of public policy - Institute of Scientific Information and Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences the economy under the President of the Russian Federation was established as a faculty of public administration and produced the first set of students for their own bachelor's programs, and the current name was acquired by the Institute in 2014. Since 2011, the institute has been included in the structure of the Institute for State Policy and Applied Humanitarian Studies of the Russian Academy of Science and Technology under the President of the Russian Federation (IGPiPG), and already in 2012 the university has earned the right to independently develop educational standards and curricula using the international principles of Liberal Arts.

In 2013, the Innovation Laboratory for Scientific and Practical Research, the Center for Urban Development Competences, was established at the Institute of Scientific Information and Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the School for Contemporary Humanitarian Studies, which deals with the problems of modern humanitarian knowledge and education.

The students of the Institute of Social Sciences have the widest opportunities for internships on the territory of Russia and abroad: this is an excellent opportunity to acquire valuable practical experience, to practice theoretical knowledge in direct work, and to establish business contacts and acquaintances. It can be the following options:

  • Language courses - Spanish, English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese (usually no more than 2 weeks, conducted in foreign partner schools);
  • Cultural and educational trips: acquaintance with new countries, their culture and history, with partner universities, various excursions (all-the-year-round, designed for 1-2 weeks);
  • Thematic trips - brief internships on different profiles + lecture course and cultural programs (all-the-year-round for 1-2 weeks);
  • Professional internships - participation in specialized master classes, seminars, conferences and symposiums, practical internships in companies corresponding to the profile of education (year-round, maximum duration - 2 weeks).

Usually, students in the 1-2 courses choose for themselves the first two options for internships and trips, and 3-4 year students already go on more useful and practical internships - thematic and professional.

Also, successful pupils have the opportunity for lengthy educational trips:

  • Thematic - studying for a month in a foreign partner university (note - upon arrival in Russia the student must pass the exams in order to confirm the received level of knowledge);
  • Part-time study abroad: 1 semester or 1 course (on return exams are passed, the re-entry of educational units is possible).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Institute of Social Sciences RANHIGS under the President of the Russian Federation

Program name


  • Full-time form of education
  • Duration: 4 academic years.

The Bachelor's program in English, offered to Russian and foreign students, is taught on the specialty "Management: Leadership and Global Governance".

Applicants of the course should submit to the admissions office (the reception is conducted in June-July, the exact dates you can check with your manager):

  • School certificate of secondary education
  • Diploma of secondary vocational education (as equivalent)
  • Results of the Unified State Exam on mathematics, Russian and foreign languages.

According to data for 2016, passing score on the budget place was 268 points.

Classes are conducted on weekdays from 9:00 to 16:15 (Monday-Friday). All studying is conducted entirely in English. Optional you can learn other foreign languages ​​(Spanish, Italian, German) and get an additional international certificate in the final of the studying. You can additionally prepare for the IELTS, BEC, GMAT and GRE examinations. The following key subjects and specialties are studied:

  • International law
  • Economy
  • Global politics
  • International economic relations
  • Public administration
  • Finance.
from 450 000 Р. / year


  • Full-time form of education
  • Duration: 2 academic years.

Master's programs in ION are an opportunity to develop as a successful, sought-after professional in my field, to study in-depth the priority specialization and get an opportunity to enter the international labour market. All studying is conducted in English. Classes are held twice a week on weekdays from 19 to 22 hours (on Saturdays - from 10 to 17 hours).

The ION offers studying on the following master's programs and specialties:

  • international Business

There is an opportunity to study at a partner university in France for 1 semester (Burgundy School of Business) and get a double diploma after graduation.

  • Project management
  • International Finance

Gives the opportunity to obtain one of the professional qualifications: Certified Financial Analyst or Financial Risk Manager - Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

  • The Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP, Global Public Policy).

Submission of applications is conducted from May to August (for exact dates you can check with your manager).

Accommodation, housing and food

For students of full-time education there is a place in the university dormitory No. 2 (Volgogradsky prospect, 70 beds, Tekstilshchiki m.) and in the hotel-residential complex (90 seats, Vernandsky prospect, South-West) In the city hostel number 3 (54 places, Biryulyovskaya street, Tsaritsyno metro station, mainly places for postgraduate students).

  • Dormitory # 2 (Volgogradsky Prospect)

The dormitory is divided into residential blocks: each equipped with private facilities and baths, on each floor there is a student kitchen with necessary furniture and household appliances. Rooms are designed for 2-3 people: the rooms have beds and personal desks for each student, wardrobes and household appliances (table lamps, refrigerators). High-speed Wi-Fi is available. In general, the building has classrooms for self-study and lessons, comfortable rest rooms with upholstered furniture, bookshelves, TV and board games. In walking distance from the hostel there are food supermarkets and pharmacies, shopping and entertainment centers (meals are not provided to students, self-service).

In order to maintain cleanliness and order, attendants from among the students are appointed, a common schedule is drawn up. The commandant and the teachers who help him are in charge of the hostel. The building adopts a strict access regime - the safety of pupils is guaranteed around the clock (in the hostel and in the adjacent territory), video surveillance is conducted.

  •  Hostel №3 (Biryulevskaya Street)

Each apartment block has comfortable sleeping and working places for 3 people, necessary appliances and furniture, bathroom, facilities and student kitchen. Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day. Maintenance of cleanliness and order is carried out in turn, according to the schedule of duty established among students. The whole territory of the hostel is monitored round the clock, video surveillance is being conducted in all common areas. The pupils are constantly supervised by the commandant and his assistants, educators.

In walking distance from the hostel there are shopping and entertainment centers, pharmacies and grocery supermarkets (meals are not provided, students prepare themselves for themselves in common kitchens).

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : advertising and public relations, digital design in management, foreign Regional Studies, fundamental sociology, Global leadership, Global Policy, global politics, history, IELTS preparation, international Business, International finance, management, management in the art business, management of creative projects, management of design projects, media management, modern social theory, political management, political science, political sociology, political studies, politics, Preparation for BEC, preparation for GMAT, preparation for GRE, project management, psychology of management, psychology of performance, public sector management, sociology

Events Institute of Social Sciences RANHIGS under the President of the Russian Federation

The renowned intellectual club "The most important", where students of any course are admitted, has been working at the RANHIGS Institute since the very beginning. The student newspaper "Notepad" is issued, the general Student Council operates - the extra-class activity of students is always active and diverse.


  • The Institute is constantly upgrading, updating and supplementing its curricula, making them more practical and valuable for modern students;
  • Studying in ION is not only lectures: it is a variety of studies and scientific and practical work, Internships in different countries of the world, master classes, seminars and presentations from invited specialists, meetings with famous lecturers;
  • Active development of valuable personal and academic qualities, such as analytical and critical thinking, quick decision making and responsibility for them, leadership skills, inclusive thinking, etc.;
  • Ethical education of students as modern business leaders, demanded and qualified specialists of international level;
  • Employment Aid: useful practical internships increase the chances of each graduate to find a prestigious and highly paid position in their specialty;
  • The individual approach to each student, the proper amount of personal attention from teachers;
  • The opportunity to prepare for the main exams in parallel with the main educational course: CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) or FRM (Financial Risk Management , GARP).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of living can be viewed in the corresponding section of the description.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All students are enrolled in the programs on a competitive basis. In the established time for the admission committee, the following documents must be presented:

  • Copy of the passport
  • Personal resume (CV)
  • Motivation letter (1000-1200 words, English)
  • 6 photos 3x4cm
  • If possible, experience and a letter of recommendation from the employer
  • Certificate of English: TOEFL iBT from 80 or IELTS from 6.0.

If the applicant does not have International language certificate, he can pass the entrance internal exam (for enrollment you need a level not lower than Upper Intermediate). Also, all applicants for a place at the Institute undergo a personal interview with representatives of the admission committee (in English).

Please note that some students are exempt from examinations or the presentation of a language certificate: this is possible if the student has previously studied in English or studied in a foreign educational institution.

Scholarships Institute of Social Sciences RANHIGS under the President of the Russian Federation

Annually about 20-30 scholarships for education are awarded at the university: they are given to both Russian and foreign students and act fully for the entire educational course. There are 5 scholarships with 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, 50% discount on tuition. Also, many international and foreign educational organizations, registered and commercial funds, universities of other countries render significant support to the students of the university. They regularly select the best students and help them to obtain a high-quality higher education, reducing the cost of studying.

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