International relations

Bachelor's programme

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About program

The program is committed to excellence in leadership, public policy and international relations education. One of the main advantages of the programme is an opportunity for learning a number of European and Eastern languages (at the student’s choice). The programme brings together most important approaches to understanding political world and international law, refining analytical and practical skills useful for a whole range of future careers and activities. It is a degree designed for those who like to draw connections among political, economic and social phenomena worldwide. It offers fundamentally based education underpinned by analytical rigour.

The program is intended for students wishing both to do graduate research afterwards, as well as for careers in practical fields – domestic politics and diplomacy, international business, and intelligence analysis – areas demanding profound analytical skills coupled with impeccable foreign languages fluency.

The cluster of UNN “International Relations” programmes is accredited by the National Center for Accreditation and Higher Educational Center of the Ministry of Education, P.R. China. The former is responsible for awarding ESG-ENQA label in accordance with European standards of education, while the latter guarantees compliance with standards and criteria of Ministry of Education of China.

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Program details

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Program details

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Language of Instruction: English

Entrance Exams:English, World History

Program of admission test

Tuition fee: 200 000 RUB per year

Duration: 4 years

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  • World history
  • Russian history
  • Basics of International Relations
  • Russian Culture
  • History of International Relations
  • Actual problems of European Integration
  • International Organizations in the Modern World
  • World religions
  • World politics
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Key aspects of European Integration and EU Politics
  • World integration processes and international organizations: issues of theory and applied analysis
  • Regional integration in the Americas: main trends and future prospects
  • Business Communication in Intercultural Environment
  • World economy and international economic relations
  • Middle Eastern Policy of Russia
  • International business Management
  • Fundamentals and Theory of International Conflicts
  • International Conflicts: Case Analysis
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the Contemporary World
  • Foundation of International and National Securities
  • International Law
  • Russian Constitutional Law
  • Actual Security Issues: Applied Analysis
  • Foreign Constitutional Law
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How to apply
Make sure you match the prerequisites

To apply for the program you should have at least B2 level of English and secondary education certificate or equivalent.

Fill in the online application form

Complete all the fields carefully with the necessary information. Don’t forget to attach a copy of your educational documents, translations (if any*). Our Admissions Team will contact you soon right after you submit the application form.

If there’re no translated and notarized documents, you can do it at the University, during the application procedure
Receive the email from admissions officer

Our Admissions Team will check your documents and inform you about next steps of application procedure. It’s better if you find out more about visa and recognition of your documents in advance.

Pass the exam

You can find the list of examination questions here.

Sign the educational contract and pay the tuition fee

The tuition fee for this BA program is 195 000 RUB (≈ 2 892 USD. Please, note that it may change due to currency rate)

More information on costs and scholarships, including preliminary agreement form, can be found here.
Application deadline
20 july

Please, note that you should submit your application before application deadline. Otherwise you will not have time to obtain visa and undergo the admission procedure at the University.

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Application form
1. General information
As it appears on your passport or other official ID
Date of birth
Place of birth

Please provide details of your education - school / college /university.

Provide copies of certificates and transcripts where appropriate.

2. Accommodation
3. Residential information / Visas
Date of issue
Date of expiry
4. Home address (permanent residence)

Please indicate the location of the nearest Russian Embassy (Consulate), where you plan to obtain a Russian Visa

Do you currently have a Russian Visa?
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5. Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is true, complete and accurate. No information requested or other material information has been omitted. I consent to the storage and processing of this data by Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.

I am aware that in the event of my submitting incomplete or inaccurate information, my application for admission will not be considered, and all the results I have received during my studies will be canceled (in case the applicant was enrolled at UNN).

I have been informed on the regulations of admission to UNN, on the tuition & accommodation fees.

I'm aware that after coming to Russia I must come to the International Students Office on the very first working day after arrival.

I am obliged to timely pay the tuition & accommodation fees.

I have been informed on the obligation to present a state-approved certificate of recognition confirming the correspondence of my foreign document on education to those issued by Russian educational institutions in order to enter UNN for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

I note that if I do not fully comply with these requirements, UNN has the right to cancel my application and I will have no claim against UNN in relation thereto.

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