Grad. Program: Global Media and Cultures (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Master of Science degree in the fields of language, cultural studies, and media studies at Georgia Tech. The M.S. in Global Media and Cultures, a joint degree by the School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is currently offered with tracks in Russian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

As a professional master’s degree, the MS-GMC reflects the rising importance of humanistic study for many career fields in the 21st century, ranging from media, education, and international business to non-profit and engineering. The degree builds on a rapidly expanding global media ecosystem in Atlanta, where humanities fields and their graduates are providing sought-after cultural and creative industry competence. We aim to help students apply their skills in language and analysis—as well as their passion for cross-cultural communication, social justice, and media—to a successful, impactful career.

The program site can be accessed at:

In addition to coursework on the Georgia Tech campus, we also have a generous scholarship to which students can apply that covers tuition and dormitory for those completing their final project in St. Petersburg.

Upcoming deadlines are:

Jan. 3, 2020 — application deadline for the FLAS (GRA support also available).  Application at:

Jan. 15, 2020 — priority application date for the MS GMC.

Feb. 15, 2020 — final application deadline for the MS GMS

A flyer related specifically to the Russian track can be accessed at:

Grad. Program: International and Regional Studies, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Specialization (University of Michigan)

Deadline: December 15, 2019

The University of Michigan welcomes applications to our MIRS: REEE Studies Specialization. Please note the deadline is December 15!

The Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies specialization is designed for students with an interest in engaging in interdisciplinary research and training on Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Students choose to focus their studies on humanities, social sciences, and professional coursework related to Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia.

Anchored in the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the MIRS REEES specialization draws upon CREES’s depth of scholarship and research. CREES has over 50 affiliated faculty members from all across the University of Michigan, including from 17 departments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and from 9 professional schools, including: Architecture and Urban Planning; Art and Design; Business; Environment and Sustainability; Law; Medicine; Music, Theatre & Dance; Public Health; and Public Policy. CREES affiliated faculty are area specialists and visiting scholars who offer more than 150 courses each year on the business, cultures, demography, economics, history, languages, law, literatures, politics, public policy, and social organization of the region.

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Grad. Program: Russian Studies (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: January 10, 2020

The University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for its International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies. The application period is now open and ends January 10, 2020 for studies starting in August 2020. Please, inform your students about this possibility to study in Helsinki, Finland.


The International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies (MARS) at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multidisciplinary programme that focuses on Russia as an important actor in globally shared challenges.

The curriculum of the programme is closely linked with the world-class research conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute, Europe’s largest research institute dedicated to the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Grad. Program/Funding: Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies (Indiana University)

Deadline: December 1, 2019 (international); December 15, 2019 (domestic); January 31, 2020 (fellowship)

Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies

Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies invites applications for the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies.

The Fellowship will be given to a student who has been admitted or is applying to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington and is primarily engaged in research falling within the field of Hungarian language and area studies, including but not limited to Hungarian culture and history. Strong preference is given to citizens of the US and Canada. Indiana University is a research university with world-class programs in both area studies and the disciplines; its libraries hold the richest university-based Hungarian collections in the US. This fellowship includes tuition remission, health insurance, and a fellowship stipend of $15,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Recipients can apply annually for renewal.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship Committee at Include a description of your research and two letters of recommendation in one PDF file. If you are applying for admission to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies the admission application deadline is December 15 for domestic applications and December 1 for International. As long as your admission application is submitted by the deadline you will be automatically considered if your statement of purpose clearly states Hungarian Studies as your research intent. No additional items are needed.

Grad. Program/Funding: History, Literature & Culture (Harvard)

Deadline: January 10, 2020

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The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history and the humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

The Davis Center will award one postdoctoral fellowship in history and one postdoctoral fellowship in literature and culture. We welcome research proposals on topics related to the study of Eurasia.

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Grad. Program: Russian and East European Studies (University of Indiana-Bloomington)

Deadlines: December 1, 2019 (international applicants); January 1, 2020 (domestic applicants)

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) at Indiana University Bloomington welcomes applicants to our Master of Arts program in Russian and East European Studies for Fall 2020. Established in 1958, REEI administers one of the country’s leading programs in Russian and East European area studies. 95 + faculty from 18 departments and schools are affiliated with REEI, which is part of IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.  IU offers instruction in more than 80 languages, over 380 study abroad destinations, and more than 5500 international students from over 125 countries arriving each year to earn degrees. 

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Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: January 2, 2020

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications to its MA Degree Program in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS). The REECAS curriculum, which provides interdisciplinary area studies training for emerging professionals, is designed to promote:

·         A broad understanding of the cultural, political, economic, social, and historical factors that have shaped the development of societies in Eurasia, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe

·         Professional-level proficiency in one or more languages of Eurasia and Eastern and Central Europe

·         Knowledge of methodological and analytical approaches of different disciplines that will contribute to a better understanding of the region and prepare students for conducting advanced research.

The application deadline is January 2, 2020 (for students wishing to matriculate in September 2020). We welcome and encourage applications from Eurasia Foreign Area Officers (FAOs).

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Grad. Program: German and Russian Studies (University of Missouri)

Deadline: January 1, 2020

The University of Missouri Department of German and Russian Studies invites qualified candidates to apply to our MA program in Russian Studies. The MA is a two-year, intensive course of study with an emphasis on literature and intellectual history, and with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework. Students may also earn a Minor in College Teaching.

Eligible applicants may receive a graduate assistantship (on a competitive basis) that covers tuition and pays a stipend. Graduate assistants typically help teach either in a beginning Russian sequence or in the writing-intensive civilization course.

The Russian Studies program at the University of Missouri is small but active, and students receive careful advising to help develop their particular study and research interests. The MA program also offers mentoring and resources for career readiness and professionalization.

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Grad. Program: Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (Indiana University)

Deadline: December 1, 2019 (international); January 15, 2019 (domestic)

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University invites applications to its MA and PhD programs.

With fifteen faculty in the core unit, the Indiana Slavic department is one of the largest in the country. We support PhD level work in Russian, Polish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), as well as in Slavic linguistics and language pedagogy. Home to a Russian Flagship Program, we have seen recent growth in Russian enrollments and maintain programs in BCS, Czech, Polish, and Ukrainian.

Our core faculty offers mentorship in diverse areas including the theory and practice of translation, memory studies, economic criticism, cultural studies, and critical theory; research strengths in linguistics include pragmatics, phonology, second language acquisition, and pedagogy. Our extensive and engaged network of adjunct faculty adds expertise in fields such as documentary film, computational linguistics, and religious thought. Graduate students also have the opportunity for apprenticeships at our in-house press, Slavica, which puts out academic books in Slavic studies and, under the imprint Three String Books, literary translations.

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Grad. Program: Russian Studies (University of Colorado-Boulder)

Deadline: January 15, 2020 (for fall admission)

The MA in Russian Studies combines intensive, advanced study of the Russian language with cultural literacy, based upon historical and theoretical analysis of cultural and socio-political developments in Russia. The faculty’s interdisciplinary strengths include literature, cinema, folklore, literary/ cultural theory, cultural studies, gender studies, sociolinguistics, pedagogy, minority studies, and nationalism. The faculty works closely with students to design their own course of study. Some Russian MA students receive a teaching assistantship and tuition waiver. 

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