Grad Program: MA Programs in Political Science (EUSP)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2018 (Spring 2019 Semester); April 20, 2019 (Fall 2019 Semester)


MA degree programs in Political Science
Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) | Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) invites all students interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet area (Eurasia) to join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Political Science. You may focus on Russian and Eurasian Studies or on Energy Politics in Eurasia.

EUSP means:

o Private graduate school in Russia
o Top research university for social sciences and humanities
o MA degree in 1 year
o Language of instruction – English
o 3:1 student/faculty ratio
o Individual guidance and personal attention
o 24/7 staff assistance in English
o A new campus in the city center
o Life and study experience in enchanting St. Petersburg

Please select your program:

IMARES: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, culture, arts and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries. One-year intensive program.

ENERPO: Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with specific focus on energy security, energy economics and markets, energy law, and regional energy studies (EU, Middle East, and East Asia) and current events in the energy sector. One-year intensive program.

Russian language courses from beginner to advanced levels are also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit.

Our students:

Last academic year more than 30 students from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and the USA enjoyed the international atmosphere of our campus in the heart of St. Petersburg – the cultural capital of Russia.


One-year intensive MA programs (IMARES and ENERPO) start twice a year. The spring semester starts at the beginning of February.  The fall semester starts at the beginning of September. You may choose whichever start date serves you better.

Application deadlines:

Admissions continue on a rolling basis. Due to a somewhat lengthy Russian study visa-issuing process we ask prospective students to send us their completed application forms no later than:

October 30, 2018 – for the Spring 2019 semester
April 30, 2019 – for the Fall 2019 semester

Easy steps to apply:

  1. Complete the Online Application Form
  2. Send us all the required documents
  3. Receive your Letter of acceptance or notification of rejection.

Detailed application procedure and the list of documents is available in each program’s description at our website.

You may apply online or send all the required documents by e-mail to

The recommendation letters must be e-mailed directly from your referees to the same address.

EUSP is the first private graduate school in Russia. The mission of the University is to facilitate the professional development of highly qualified specialists, and to enable those specialists to fulfill their creative and scholarly potential on the basis of international experience and cooperation. EUSP is committed to the integration of Russian scholarship with scholarship in Europe, America, and Asia.

International Programs Office:
+7 812 386 76 48,
6/1 Gagarinskaya street, St.Petersburg, Russia