12 months
28464 USD/year
28464 USD/year
13176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a two-year program designed for the needs of students preparing for further academic study in a particular discipline and students aiming to pursue careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchange. 


The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, politics, and societies of the area as well as to many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. 

For individuals planning non-academic careers, such study provides essential preparation for addressing the growing opportunities and challenges presented by this region. 

Key Features

  • For students planning academic careers, the program furnishes broad, multifaceted knowledge of the region and valuable experience in its interdisciplinary study and interpretation.
  • Illinois offers instruction in ten languages of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Bulgarian, Czech, German, Polish, Old Church Slavonic, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. 
  • More than 60 language courses and over 100 graduate-level disciplinary courses are available to students.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • International Law
  • Golden Age of Russian Literature
  • Russian Modernism
  • Language & Minorities in Europe
  • Slavic Cultural Studies - Polish Cinema
  • Russian & Soviet Cinema: From Avant-Garde to Socialist Realism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of recommendation (Illinois program code: 10KS4097MA)
  • GRE Scores (Institution code: 1836; program code: 00 or blank)
  • Original, certified copies of all transcripts (submitted directly to the Center)
  • Statement of Purpose (one to two pages describing your proposed program of study, scholarly interests, and how a REEES MA would facilitate your career plans)
  • Writing Sample (please upload in the space provided in the application)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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