International Admissions

Dec 1 – Dec 4
Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Deadline for application: November 20 

Jan 23 2016 – Feb 6 2016
Winter School of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Deadline for application: November 28 

Feb 4 2016 – Feb 8 2016
Mathematical Winter School

Application deadlines: December 1 (for students from visa countries) and December 20 ( for students who do not require a visa / already have one) 

Feb 14 2016 – Feb 20 2016
6th International Winter School 'Escapes from Modernity'

Deadline for application: November 25  

Study at HSE

The Higher School of Economics is one of the top universities in Russia and the leader in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in economics and social sciences. Our students come from all over the world to study in English or Russian in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and non-degree programmes.

Most of our international students study at our campus in Moscow, a true global capital, and interact with some of Russia’s brightest scholars in our classrooms and research labs. If your idea of learning involves combining theory and practical experience, HSE could be the perfect place for you.


HSE Joins Top-100 in the QS Rankings of Young Universities

HSE is the only Russian university to win a place in the top 100 QS rankings of universities under 50.

‘Our Key Advantage is the International Nature of the Programme and Unique Combination of Theory and Practice’

Master’s programme in Financial Economics of HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance is taught entirely in English and strives to attract applicants who are interested in macro and microeconomics, corporate finance, and econometrics. Maxim Nikitin, the head of the programme has talked to HSE News Service about the programme.

Public Policy Department Winter School

Dear prospective students, the Department of Public Policy (HSE Faculty of Social Sciences) would like to invite you to participate in the forthcoming Winter School scheduled from the 1st to 4th of December, 2015. If you miss the December school, you can apply for the school that will be held in February.

Studying Public Policy at HSE

Wanda Umagapi and Isa Muhammed from Indonesia have come to HSE in order to study on the English-taught master’s programme in Political Analysis and Public Policy. They hope to learn how to deal with major issues in their country. In an interview with online student magazine ReadSquare they share their experience of living and studying in Russia.

HSE Pushes ahead Six Places in QS EECA-2015 Ranking

The QS University Rankings: EECA 2015 was published on October 21, assessing universities from 30 countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia for 150 coveted positions in the ranking. Over the past year, the Higher School of Economics has gone from 37th place to 31st, improving across all metrics.

Global Business: Unique Education in an International Environment

A grand opening for the third enrolment of master’s students in Global Business took place at the HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod. The master’s programme is aimed at training managers with professional, social, and personal competencies needed for working in the global economy.

Life in Russia through Moroccan Eyes

Hamid Ait El Ceid moved to Moscow from Morocco a year ago to study in English-taught Master’s programme Political Analysis and Public Policy. Since arriving, he has learned about what it’s like to build the bridges between two completely different cultures.

American Linguistics Student Finds Fresh Ideas and Innovation at HSE

Jon Rawski came to HSE last year to study in the Master's programme Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition. He finds the programme, which is taught in English, to be quite satisfying because it is new – it was launched in September 2014 – and is filled with fresh ideas. The programme brings together a talented group of researchers who enjoy a considerable level of support from the university.

HSE – An Ideal Choice for History Students

Samrat Sil, a student from Presidency University in Kolkata, India is currently studying on the Master’s programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History at HSE St. Petersburg. The programme focuses on the analytical part of history and how it can be used and applied in our day to day life. It comprises a wide variety of crucial topics like memory, identity narratives and the use of sources in history and historiography. It also focuses on heritage and its relation to history and economy. The students are encouraged to develop their own research topics for their Master’s thesis.

First International Summer School on Topography of Imperial Space Held at HSE Saint Petesrburg

An international summer school in St. Petersburg held by the HSE History Department in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has come to a close. On September 29, 22 students from 17 German universities who had come to St. Petersburg to study Russian history, culture and language received certificates of participation in the programme. Setting off for home the following day, they took with them a unique experience of studying in Russia’s most beautiful city, as well as new ideas and an understanding of Russia and its people.