PIR PRESS NEWS
“The joint comprehensive plan of action is contributing to regional and global peace; it needs the support of all parties to the agreement. We were unanimous that although the deal is not perfect, there appears to be no chance of securing a better one at present. It looks highly unlikely that either side could be compelled to enter a new negotiation which would lead to a different result. It is this or no deal in the near future. And the latter would bring us back to a path that could easily lead to miscalculation and a new disaster in the Middle East”, – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Special Advisor to the PIR Center, a member of the GRF International Task Force.
"Current situation around the alleged violations of the INF Treaty by Russia could be an example of the first serious intervention of non-verified open source information in real decision-making in the military-political realm", – PIR Center’s Consultant Alexander Kolbin.
“Both strategic stability and global security rely heavily on confidence. The inherent dual-use nature of all emerging technologies can undermine this confidence and has the potential to trigger arms races”, Jarmo Sareva, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
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.