Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Graduate programs, both domestic and abroad.

Grad Program: PhD in Slavic Studies (Brown Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: January 7, 2019

The Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University offers a comprehensive doctoral program in Slavic studies specializing in Russian literature and culture, in modern Czech culture, and in Polish literature and culture and is inviting applications.
The program has a strong interdisciplinary focus and students are expected to work with departmental faculty as well as with faculty in related fields, such as comparative literature, theater, history, art history, modern culture and media, and political science. The program will train flexible and innovative scholars able to address varying teaching and research needs in the future job market. The department particularly targets advanced students who would come to Brown with a strong background in at least one of the program’s key disciplines (literature, language, culture, theater, social sciences). Students receive close guidance and are mentored in the pedagogy of language and literature/culture teaching.

Application link:

The deadline for application is January 7, 2019

Also check out Brown University’s Open Graduate Education (
The Open Graduate Education Program allows select Brown doctoral students to pursue a master’s degree in a secondary field. All doctoral students are invited to contemplate and propose their own combination of studies, free of any disciplinary barrier.

Study Abroad: Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2018

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 223 programs for undergraduate students Master’s students. 28 Master’s programs and 6 undergraduate programs are currently offered entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 32,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The study programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language. The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage.

More about international students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at Moscow is a hidden gem;  Russia is a place to study and travel Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Grad Program: PhD Program (Jagiellonian U.)

Deadline for Applications: August 24, 2018

The PhD program in Politics, Culture, and Society in the Contemporary World is an interdisciplinary program organized by the Faculty of International and Political Studies (FIPS) at the Jagiellonian University. The teaching language of the program is English, though both Polish and international students are welcomed to apply.

The duration of the program is 4 years with the annual fee of 4200 EUR,  and the successful graduates will be awarded with a PhD title in the social sciences and humanities.

The program consists of three main modules:

1) obligatory and elective courses;
2) academic skills courses;
3) teaching skills courses; as well as an obligatory foreign language course.

Depending on the chosen research track followed by PhD candidates, they will be qualified to conduct research in political science or cultural studies. The graduates are also able to successfully perform teaching activities and are familiar with ways to gain financial resources to fund their research. They are prepared to take up a professional career in academia, as analysts in the public sector, think-tanks, research institutes and NGOs.


24/08 – 05/09 – registration of applications
11/09 – interviews with the candidates
24/09 – announcements of the ranking list
25-26/09 – enrolment

more details on the admission procedure and required documents can be found here:

Graduate Program: PhD in Slavonic Studies (U. of Cambridge)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

PhD Opportunities in Slavonic Studies 2019

The Slavonic Studies section in the University of Cambridge invites applications from qualified students for a PhD in Slavonic Studies, beginning Autumn 2019.

The Slavonic Studies section at Cambridge engages in the advanced study of Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, with an emphasis on cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is home to a dynamic annual programme of public lectures, research seminars, conferences, and exhibitions. Its intellectual vitality is particularly evident in the fields of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Memory Studies; and Film and Visual Culture. Applications are welcome in any of these areas. For more information about Slavonic Studies at Cambridge, please consult

The University of Cambridge has been judged the best in the UK for Russian and East European Studies in the 2017 University Subject Tables compiled by The Complete University GuideThe Slavonic Studies section is part of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, which has a Graduate Centre with computing, study, seminar, and social areas. It maintains extensive library resources, which include the Catherine Cooke collection of Soviet visual materials. Graduate students at Cambridge benefit from a rich, diverse research culture, both within the Slavonic Studies section and the University as a whole.  

The Slavonic Studies section also works in close collaboration with the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CamCREES) and the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH).

For further information on graduate study in Cambridge, please Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Slavonic Studies Graduate Studies Officer (Dr. Olenka Pevny), or the Director of Section Dr. Emma Widdis ( and to attend the postgraduate open day on Friday 2 November 2018.

Graduate Program: Online MA ( Uni. Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be holding qualifying exams for admission to the MA program in Russian->English translation on April 26-29. The next round of qualifying exams will be in late July, in time for admitted students to enroll in Fall 2018. We have a rolling deadline for admissions, but there are only three qualifying exams each year.

To register for the qualifying exam, visit this page. There is no fee charged for the qualifying exam, and it can be taken remotely. For more information on the program and the Department of Translation and Interpretation Studies visit this page.

This is a fully online set of degree programs: professional and research tracks, dual degrees in Translation + MBA and Translation + MLIS, certificates, and dual language pairs. All these programs can be completed online from anywhere in the world. TA-ships and RA-ships with tuition remission may be available for students interested in studying in residence at UWM. Students in the Russian->English track will be working with Dr. Anne O’Brien Fisher.

Questions? Contact Professor Lorena Terando ( or Kathryn Scholz (

Prof. Devel.: Brumley Next Generation Fellowship (Strauss Center at UT Austin)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018

The Strauss Center has announced the call for applications for the 2018-19 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars programs. These unique opportunities provide research training and mentorships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is made possible by the generous support of Jon and Rebecca Brumley. Continue reading

Graduate Program: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Carnegie Corporation of NY)

Deadline for Applications: February 23, 2018

The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) is a seven-week-long summer program that brings together leading Russian and American experts and top American graduate students to explore bilateral relations, Russian foreign and security policy, culture, and economics. The curriculum consists of several daily lectures and seminars in an intimate setting that allows MSSR fellows to learn from the best minds in the field, think together, ponder the vicissitudes of Russian history and politics, and discuss ways to alleviate the current crisis in bilateral relations. Over half of the curriculum is taught in Russian. MSSR 2018 will include teaching modules on Russia and Northeast Asia, cybersecurity, the history of bilateral relations, U.S.-Russian arms control negotiations, Russian iconography, the Russian military, among others. Ambassador Jack Matlock, Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Matthew Rojansky, among others, will be teaching at MSSR 2018.

Fellows who complete the program will acquire a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of contemporary Russia. Through intensive instruction in both English and Russian, they will have the opportunity to strengthen their language skills in the context of their academic interests. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Graduate Program: MA programs in Contemporary Russian Studies and Russian Language and Literature (Uni. of Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for two MA graduate programs, the MA in Contemporary Russian Studies and the MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures. The MA in Contemporary Russian Studies offers courses in Russian literature, language, culture, history, politics, art history, religious studies, and sociology, as well as further study in advanced Russian language. The student finishes this program with an MA thesis on a chosen research question. The MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures trains scholars primarily in Russian language, literature, and culture.

Among the distinctive aspects of UVA’s graduate programs in Slavic is rigorous training to a high level of proficiency in Russian language. Students have Oral Proficiency Interviews at each level of study. Students may attend regular Russian teas and a host of other events. The University makes funds available for graduate students to organize events related to Slavic cultures and to support foreign-language study and dissertation research abroad.

Other strengths of the UVA Slavic program include the opportunity to work with a distinguished faculty. Areas of faculty expertise include museum studies, prison-camp literature and gulag studies, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Russian philosophy and religion, the Russian utopian mind, and literary cartography. Students enjoy an effective faculty-student mentorship program and an excellent library collection.

UVA’s Slavic graduate students form an active community. They run a speaker series, host professionalization workshops, organize an annual conference, publish a newsletter, and enjoy convivial social gatherings.

The deadline for on-line applications for these MA programs is May 1, 2018.

For information about Slavic programs and the application process, please visit the Slavic Department website at:, or contact Director of Graduate Studies Edith W. Clowes at: or

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Program in Southeast European Studies (Univ. of Belgrade and Graz)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018 for University of Graz and June 1, 2018 for University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) have announced the call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies ( &
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between the universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2018.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university.

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