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“Since there is no quick and easy solution to the situation around the DPRK, it is worth considering interim solutions. What could realistically be on the agenda for talks right now? Preventing unplanned military actions and minimal confidence building measures. This is the main problem today; nobody wants a war by error. In future, it would be wise to desist from the talks focused purely on the nuclear issue. It would not make sense to discuss North Korea’s nuclear issue without also looking at missile defense and the rising conventional potential of countries in the region, or without looking at the problems relating to uncertainty over diplomatic relations. And within any discussion it is vital that issues open to interim deals are identified,” – expert on the DPRK military capabilities, Vladimir Khrustalev.
"Interplanetary flight is such a complex, difficult and resource-intensive project that it is more rational to carry it out in a broad international cooperation, by integrating the experience and innovative technologies of different countries and distributing all associated risks more equally", - deputy CEO of Roskosmos corporation Sergei Saveliev.
“The first risk we can identify in the region is the risk of a “war by mistake”. Constant military exercises, huge concentration of forces, regular accidents can lead to an armed conflict,” – expert on the DPRK military capabilities, Vladimir Khrustalev.
The MIIS / MGIMO Dual Degree is open to applicants of all nationalities, including those with little or no professional experience.
● Bachelor’s degree in any field. Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree.
● Excellent academic records from previous studies, including a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution.
● Proficiency in English is required. Preferred minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL 79 (IBT) or equivalent.
● Proficiency in Russian is welcome but not required.
Applicants must submit the following documents* to the Middlebury Institute:
● Application form and application fee
● Transcripts from previous undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate degrees
● Statement of purpose
● Résumé or curriculum vitae
● Letters of recommendation (one required, two preferred)
● Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for nonnative English speakers)
● GREs are not required but are highly recommended
* All documents have to be submitted in English
How to Apply
Applicants who wish to commence their studies in the fall must complete an application form by April 30. All applications should be submitted to the Middlebury Institute. To apply:
1) Visit MIIS new online application form.
2) Under “which program are you applying for?” select Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.
3) On the following screen there will be a drop down; select MIIS / MGIMO Dual MA.
Tuition Fee and Scholarship Opportunities
Tuition fee is 50 000 US dollars for 2 years.
MIIS offers scholarships, which in practice reduce the cost of tuition up to 50%. They are available for students of any citizenship.
Student loans sponsored by the U.S. government are available for U.S. citizens.
On the base of agreement between MGIMO and Sberbank, educational loans with state support are available for Russian citizens.