Graduate Programs: MA Degree Programs (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Deadline for the Fall 2016: April 30, 2016
Deadline for the Spring 2017: October 30, 2016

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) is calling out to open minds interested in all aspects of Russian Studies. Join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Energy Politics in Eurasia, or Russian Cultural History and the Arts.

EUSP Means:
  • Private graduate school in Russia
  • Top research university for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MA degree in 1 or 2 years
  • Language of instruction – English\
  • 3:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Individual guidance and personal attention
  • 24/7 staff assistance in English
  • Life and study experience in enchanting

MA Degree Programs:

International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies – Master’s degree program in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian countries.
IMARES: one-year intensive program ($17 200)
                          IMARES Plus: two-year program ($22 200)

Energy Politics in Eurasia – Master’s degree program in energy politics in Eurasia with concentrations on political science, security studies, and political economy, complemented by first-hand expertise in the energy sector.
ENERPO: one-year intensive program ($17 200)
                          ENERPO Plus: two-year program ($22 200)

International MA in Russian Cultural History and the Arts – Master’s degree program with a focus on Russian cultural history and a comprehensive view on Russian literature, theater, fine arts, ideology and religion.
MARCA: one-year intensive program ($12 200)
                          MARCA Plus: two-year program ($17 200)

An intensive Russian language course is also available as part of each program’s curriculum and can be taken for credit.

Our students
This academic year, students from Azerbaijan, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the USA enjoy the international atmosphere of our campus in the heart of St. Petersburg – the cultural capital of Russia.

All two-year EUSP International programs (IMARES Plus, MARCA Plus and ENERPO Plus) start once a year at the beginning of September.
All one-year international MA programs (IMARES, ENERPO and MARCA) start twice a year. The fall semester starts at the beginning of September. The spring semester starts at the beginning of February. You may choose whichever start date serves you better.

Application Process:
  • A completed Application form
  • Scanned copy of your Passport
  • Scanned copy of your Bachelor’s degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year)
  • Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript
  • Your statement of purpose (no more than 500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your CV/Resume

You may apply online or send the documents listed above, including a scanned transcript of studies, by e-mail to Please ask your references to e-mail their recommendation letters directly 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.