Russian Foreign Trade Academy

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Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation is a highly specialized educational institution and trains highly qualified specialists for foreign economic activity. The Academy graduates become professionals in international trade, international finance and international economic law.

Fields of study: Economics, Management, State and Municipal Management, Law, and Customs Affairs
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Tuition fees per year*

Bachelor’s programs 260,000 – 550,000 RUB

Specialist’s programs 220,000 RUB

Master’s programs 140,000 – 450,000 RUB

PhD programs 100,000 – 450,000 RUB

*International students can get up to 60% tuition discounts based on the results of entrance exams


  • State-funded places

Citizens of the CIS countries and other foreign countries can apply within the Russian Government quota, filling in the application form on the website Applications are reviewed and candidates are selected by the foreign representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo (the Russian Houses).

  • Fee-paying places

When applying for Bachelor’s programs, foreign nationals take two online exams in the Russian language and foreign language.

The language of instruction is Russian  

Apply for studies on a contract basis

Bachelor’s students study two foreign languages at their option on a compulsory basis: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, or Vietnamese.

Thanks to a wide range of international contacts, students have the opportunity to pursue double degree programs and academic mobility programs and undertake study placements at universities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Vietnam, Turkey, India, and Mexico.

Admission Office for International Applicants

Tamara Salnikova,
Deputy Head of the International Department

+7 499 143-12-79
+7 910 455-70-28 WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram

International Business in the Markets of the BRICS Countries

It is a unique Master’s program aimed at training specialists in foreign economic relations with the BRICS countries. It was developed with the participation of research fellows, business people, and government authorities actively operating in the markets of the BRICS countries.

Mode of study: full-time using distance learning technologies.

Language of instruction: English

The basic module. Micro- and macroeconomics basics, econometrics, foreign language (professional), trends in international economics development.

The program modules:

  1. Introduction to the Economies of the BRICS Countries
  2. The BRICS Countries in the Global Economy
  3. International Trade
  4. Finance and Investments
  5. Forms of Government and Legal Systems of the BRICS Countries
  6. International Business Environment of the BRICS Countries
  7. Culture and Social Development of the BRICS Countries
  8. The country module (it is delivered jointly with the foreign partner university of one of the BRICS countries)

After students complete their studies, they earn a degree from RFTA of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the country module completion certificate from the partner university.

Duration – 2 years

Tuition fee –  350,000 RUB per year

Start – September 2024

Educational programs

Bachelor’s programs

International Economists’ Department

  • Global Economy
  • Commercial Policy
  • International Cooperation with China

International Finance Department

  • Finance and Credit
  • International Finance
  • Financial and Trade Regulation of International Business

Foreign Trade Management Department

  • International Management with In-Depth Study of Oriental Languages
  • Corporate Management in International Business
  • Management of Foreign Economic Activity
  • International Project Management
  • Information Technologies in Management
  • Management and Legal Support of Business
  • Information Technologies in Management+ IT Engineering Management

International Law Department

  • International Economic Law
  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • International Law with In-Depth Study of a Foreign Language and European Organizations Law
  • Legal Support of Digital Platforms (part-time)
  • Management and Legal Support of Business

Specialist’s programs

  • International Law Department
  • Customs Affairs

Master’s programs

International Economists’ Department

  • Foreign Economic Activity
  • Modern Trade Policy and International Negotiations
  • International Finance Department
  • Finance in International Law
  • Financial Tools to Support Export Business (delivered jointly with the Russian Export Center)

International Business Department

  • Foreign Economic Activity in Knowledge-Intensive Technologies (full-time)
  • International Economics (part-time)
  • Finance in International Trade (part-time)
  • International Business in the Markets of the BRICS Countries (distance learning format, full-time)
  • International Economics (distance learning format, extramural)
  • Marketing Management (distance learning format, extramural)
  • Management in Foreign Economic Activity (part-time)
  • Business Administration

Foreign Trade Management Department

  • International Business (distance learning format)
  • Logistics in Foreign Economic Activity
  • International Marketing

International Law Department

  • International Economic Law
  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • Legal Regulation of Export and Import (distance learning format, part-time)
  • International Finance Lawyer (distance learning format, full-time

International Summer School

“International Cooperation: Negotiating and Doing Business in Russia”

The International Summer School is a great opportunity to combine visiting one of the world’s best cities with studying the Russian language and the history and economy of Russia. You will get a unique opportunity to improve your skills in negotiating and communicating with people from different cultures. The leading experts in this field will give you feedback and recommendations on how to improve your presentation skills.

Who can participate: Russian and international students with a knowledge of English (В2) pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs

Dates: August 2-16, 2024

Venue: 6A, Vorobiyovskoye Highway, Moscow

The study program includes the following courses:

  • negotiating
  • Russian as a foreign language (А1-В2)
  • Business English
  • lectures on Russian economy and doing business in Russia
  • master classes on design thinking and cross-cultural communication
  • sightseeing in the city of Moscow

Application deadlines:

for visa countries – June 1, 2024.

for visa-free countries – July 1, 2024.

Participant registration:

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