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Discounts for Master's Programmes

HSE offers the following types of discounts to non-Russian nationals applying to Master’s programmes (this discount is calculated in relation to the programme’s tuition fee for each academic year):
 
Applicants eligibleCriteriaSize of discount
Based on the results of entrance examinations (portfolio competition) 

Final cumulative score for portfolio - 75 points or higher50%
Final cumulative score for portfolio - between 60 and 74 points25%
Graduates of the HSE Preparatory Year programmeUpon the  submission of a document confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme (with  no  unsatisfactory  grades)25%
Graduates of Preparatory Programmes of other Russian educational institutions Upon the  submission of a document confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme25%
Graduates of other universities who spent a part of their undergraduate/Master’s programme at HSE on a fee/paying basis (e.g., a semester in Moscow, Math in Moscow, or RFL programmes)Academic transcript confirming studies at HSE (at least one semester, no failed assignments)25%
Graduates of the Summer University programmeCertificate of participation in the Summer University programme and an academic transcript confirming studies at HSE (at least two courses completed with no failed assignments)10%
Graduates of HSE undergraduate/specialist programmesHSE diploma25%
Participants of the HSE Student Competition for Students and Graduates


Class I diploma in one subject 25%
Class II diploma in one subject20%
Class III diploma in one subject15%
Participants in competitions who were short of winning places by 1 to 10 points10%

The size of the discount offered to international students shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire duration of their studies. However, each year it will be necessary to confirm this with good academic performance.

This means that a recipient should meet the following requirements: 

  • not be subject to disciplinary action in the form of reprimand;
  • upon completion of each and any interim assessment (before retakes), he/she should have no more than two grades lower than 6 (on a 10-point grading scale);
  • not miss any assessments for no valid reason.

Please note that a foreign national may be granted only one discount at a time. Should a foreign national be eligible for more than one discount from the table, he/she may select only one discount at his/her own discretion.

Regulations on tuition fee discounts for international applicants
Regulations on additional tuition fee discounts for international applicants