Supporting The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

It is our firm belief that by facilitating access to education we can help to build a better society.

Guided by this principle, the International Chodiev Foundation provides assistance to MGIMO with a view to unlocking the talent and preserving the intellectual potential of future generations. The key programs supported by the Foundation include scholarship and trainee schemes, the fostering of inter-university cooperation through internships, and academic research.

Since the International Chodiev Foundation was first established and began working with MGIMO in 1996, we have been able to assist a significant number of students in their academic studies: 30 scholarships have been awarded to students every year during that period and more than 100 grants have been issued for study placements all over the world, including Japan, Spain, Great Britain, France and the USA.

The Foundation aims to forge communication channels between students, departments and diverse institutions; we help students to establish contacts in their professional environment, encourage scientific research and assist young scientists within the academic community.

In today’s world, collaboration and transparency are key to success; at the International Chodiev Foundation, we have made it our mission to foster a culture of partnership between universities, promote cooperation with international NGOs, and strengthen our engagement with students and applicants.

The Foundation works in close collaboration with the Russian Cultural Foundation and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

Since we were established, the International Chodiev Foundation has been supporting MGIMO academic staff – professors and faculty members – by providing accommodation and facilitating their scientific endeavors.

Our main programs with MGIMO are as follows:


Moscow State Institute of International Relations, or MGIMO, is one of Russia’s most elite universities and is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. The University has two campuses, ten faculties and three institutes. Each year about 8,000 students from Russia and abroad study at MGIMO.

MGIMO offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs — from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy.

MGIMO provides students with close access to more than 1,200 faculty members, including 20 full members and members of the renowned Russian Academy of Sciences, a further 113 with senior doctorate degrees and 400 PhDs.

The University has been a Russian home for students from around the world for nearly 60 years, providing more than 6,000 international graduates with the education to flourish as leaders in private and public sectors. Today, MGIMO is successfully cooperating with more than 170 universities and institutions from more than 50 countries.