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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 17.2k / 1 year program
  • Foreign: $ 17.2k / 1 year program
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 April 2019
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 733pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

    The huge energy resources in Siberia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and other regions of Eurasia will shape world politics, security and international relations well into the 21st century. Eurasian energy politics is a big issue in global affairs. Cooperation and conflicts over ownership, control, transportation and consumption of energy create multiple challenges for policy makers and analysts.

    The one-year MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO) is designed to meet these challenges. The program covers key energy projects in Eurasia as well as major contentious issues in the development of the energy sphere as seen from the Russian perspective. The curriculum combines the perspectives of political science, security studies and political economy with first-hand expertise of the energy sector. ENERPO provides skills that are highly needed in public policy making, policy analysis, business, political consultancy and public affairs.

    ENERPO is the only program in Russia that gives you the opportunity to

    • get an MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia in 1 year;
    • select the courses by the leading Russian and international professors and experts in the field;
    • design your own individual program from the broad course catalog;
    • attend open lectures and special workshops;
    • contribute articles to ENERPO Journal and the ENERPO Newsletter;  
    • study in the English language, learn/improve your Russian;
    • enjoy the life in St. Petersburg - the old imperial capital of Russia;
    • get an excellent foundation for your career in public service, academia and business.  

    You will study energy international relations in the most open, independent and cosmopolitan academic environment in Russia with the best conditions to study Eurasian energy politics and getting Russia right.

    ENERPO has empowered our alumni to make a career in

    • private and state companies such as S&P Global Platts, Argus Media, Glencore, Oiltanking Amsterdam B.V., Texas LNG, Elering AS, and Strabag;
    • government institutions in the USA, UK, Germany, Hungary, and Estonia;
    • educational institutions in Russia, USA, and EU. 



    Economics for Energy Markets (4 Credits)

    Political Economy of Energy in Eurasia (2 Credits)

    Introduction to Energy Politics (6 Credits)

    ENERPO Workshop Series (3 Credits)

    Seminar on World Oil & Gas Affairs (3 Credits)


    Russia-EU Energy Relations (6 Credits)

    Violence and security in Eurasia: conflicts, terrorism, extremism (6 Credits)

    Central Asia States: Making, Breaking, and Remaking (6 Credits)

    Introduction to the Political Economy of the Middle East (6 Credits)



    Energy Security and Russian Politics (6 Credits)

    The Evolution of World Energy Oil and Gas Markets (6 Credits)

    Seminar on World Oil & Gas Affairs (3 Credits)

    ENERPO Workshop Series (3 Credits - Cont.)


    Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits)

    Post-Soviet Political Economy: Ukraine, Russia and Belarus (6 Credits)

    Introduction to Energy Law (3 Credits)

    Russian Strategies for Gas Supply (6 Credits)

    THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSE(Fall and Spring semesters) This is an optional course. It covers all the basic aspects of the language: pronunciation, grammar, reading, and writing. Classes will focus mainly on everyday conversational language and on developing communication skills. Russian mass media and discussions of hot political and social issues are an important part of the course. Placement tests are run early in September and February to establish prospective students’ proficiency level. At the end of the course a final test may be administered and certificates are issued upon request.

    University requirements

    There are easy steps to apply:

    1. Complete the Online Application Form. You will get the confirmation shortly after we receive your application form.
    2. Send us all the required documents. The majority of documents should be attached to your application form. Please have a look at the chosen program’s pages for the full list of required documents. We will check your application and remind you of the missing documents. Recommendation letters must be submitted by the application deadline. You must not have any involvement in drafting, writing or submission of the letters. Ask your referee, usually the professor who is closely acquainted with your academic work, to prepare the letter and e-mail. The full application package will be forwarded to our Admissions Committee.
    3. Attend an Interview (personal or via Skype) An interview in person or via Skype (or other video chat service) is mandatory for all two-year IMARES Plus and ENERPO Plus programs applicants.
    4. Receive your Letter of acceptance or notification of rejection. The admission decision is sent via e-mail. Please let us know if you have any specific deadlines for receiving the official notification.
    5. Confirm your intention to study at EUSP as soon as you receive your Letter of acceptance. 
    6. Receive the Admission package. The package contains Visa Information, Accommodation and Payment details.  
    7. Send us a completed Visa questionnaire. We need to provide this information to the State Office for Migration of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs to issue your Visa Invitation Letter. It takes about 30 days to issue it.
    8. Receive the original of your Visa Invitation Letter. We use FedEx or similar courier services to deliver your Invitation as soon as possible.
    9. Apply for your Study Visa at the Russian Consulate.
    10. Choose and book your accommodation and tickets to arrive in St. Petersburg 1-2 days before the first day of the semester.  

    Program requirements

    BA degree. No prior knowledge of Russian is needed.

    You may start ENERPO 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 best suits your needs. 

    Admissions continue on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Due to a somewhat lengthy Russian Study Visa issuing process, we ask to send the completed application form no later than

    April 30, 2019, for enrollment in Fall Semester 2019

    October 30, 2019, for enrollment in Spring Semester 2020

    In case you miss the deadline, please write to us to discuss the possibility of late application.

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