University strategy of internationalization is primarily aimed at improving the competitiveness of the University in the international educational arena and among Russian Universities as well.

The main areas of University policy of Bologna Declaration implementation are: high quality education, recognized by the academic community, the results of basic and applied research, and finally high domestic and international university rankings.

The University cooperates with about 100 foreign universities; some of them are among the top universities in the world by the Shanghai ranking, Times Higher Education rankings and QS rankings.

Kutafin Moscow State Law University is also involved in projects in collaboration with the United Nations (UNESCO, UNICEF), the ILO, the Council of Europe and other international organizations.

The International activities of the University are implemented in the following areas:

· Joint research in the fields of mutual interest.

· Dual Master’s degree program.

· Reciprocal visits professors, academic staff for the purpose of teaching and the exchange of research experience.

· Joint academic publications.

· Exchange of foreign students.

· Joint scientific conferences, symposia and seminars.

· «Summer School».


About programs

The globalization of the world economy has led to the fact that in the educational world there is a tendency to «internationalization». Received education or a professional qualification, which can be recognized not only in his homeland, can be sometimes the reason for the change of country of residence or place of work. «International mobility» in education has already been the global standard for many years.

Kutafin Moscow State Law University offers students different exchange programs, for instance «Semester Abroad». The International Cooperation Department promotes and provides information on the Master’s programs at the partner universities.

Semester Abroad

The «Semester Abroad» allows students to explore more deeply the systems, legal institutions of foreign countries, certain specialized courses, as well as to continue to use the acquired knowledge in research writing projects and articles.

The list of documents required for study abroad

An application form from the student / graduate student, addressed to the Rector of Kutafin Moscow State Law University indicating the high educational institution.

The application must be agreed (at the bottom of the signature page and the word «Agreed»):

  • Director of the Institute / Office of the Chief of post-graduate;
  • Specialist of the International Relations;
  • Head of the International Cooperation Office.

Statement of payment:

  • A statement from one of the parents of the student or graduate student, that he will bear the costs of the student / graduate student related to his study abroad.

Copies of the following documents:

  • Russian passport (the page with photo and indicating the place of registration)
  • applicant’s passport (page with photo), the validity of the passport must not expire earlier than 14 months from the date of application.

Certificate from the Department of Foreign Languages University, or with one of the departments of English (№ 1 and № 2) the degree of knowledge of a foreign language in the country of study. Additionally various certificates and diplomas certifying the knowledge of the language are welcomed.

Reference from diploma with the marks (issued by the inspector).

The list of documents required for study abroad

An application form from the student / graduate student, addressed to the Rector of Kutafin Moscow State Law University indicating the high educational institution.

The application must be agreed (at the bottom of the signature page and the word «Agreed»):

  • Director of the Institute / Office of the Chief of post-graduate;
  • Specialist of the International Relations;
  • Head of the International Cooperation Office.

Statement of payment:

  • A statement from one of the parents of the student or graduate student, that he will bear the costs of the student / graduate student related to his study abroad.

Copies of the following documents:

  • Russian passport (the page with photo and indicating the place of registration)
  • applicant’s passport (page with photo), the validity of the passport must not expire earlier than 14 months from the date of application.

Certificate from the Department of Foreign Languages University, or with one of the departments of English (№ 1 and № 2) the degree of knowledge of a foreign language in the country of study. Additionally various certificates and diplomas certifying the knowledge of the language are welcomed.

Reference from diploma with the marks (issued by the inspector).