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Exam Procedures for Undergraduate Applicants

Two exam sessions will be held for prospective fee-paying students who are seeking to enroll in English-taught undergraduate programmes. The sessions will be held in Moscow during the following dates (choose one of the sessions):

First session: from July 4 until July 27 (schedule for the July session can be found below or following this link (in Russian only).

Second session: from August 10 until August 20. Please note further information and registration forms for the August session will be provided on our website next week.

All exams will take place at main HSE Moscow campus: Moscow, Ulitsa Myasnitskaya, 11; 4th floor, Rooms 428 and 429.

The exams are all structured in a multiple choice format (with the exception of Mathematics). Information on how to prepare for the tests and their respective syllabuses are provided in Russian. Additionally, to help you prepare, sample tests which are in English can be found here:

English sample test
History sample test
Mathematics sample test

HSE has recently published information on discounts for international students applying in 2017. You can check if you are eligible for a discount here.

 The schedule for July 

Start
Subject
Location
4 July, Tuesday
11.00
Math (180 min.)
Room 428
5 July, Wednesday
11.00
English language (90 min.)
Room 428
6 July, Thursday
11.00
Russian language (90 min.)
Room 428
11.00
History (120 min.)
Room 429
11 July, Tuesday
11.00
Math (180 min.)
Room 428
11.00
English language (90 min.)
Room 429
12 July, Wednesday
11.00
History (120 min.)
Room 428
13 July, Thursday
11.00
Russian language (90 min.)
Room 428
18 July, Tuesday
11.00
Math (180 min.)
Room 428
11.00
English language (90 min.)
Room 429
19 July, Wednesday
11.00
History (120 min.)
Room 428
20 July, Thursday
11.00
Russian language (90 min.)
Room 428
25 July, Tuesday
11.00
Math (180 мин.)
Room 428
11.00
English language (90 min.)
Room 429
26 July, Wednesday
11.00
History (120 min.)
Room 428
27 July, Thursday
11.00
Russian language (90 min.)
Room 428
1 August, Tuesday
11.00Math (180 мин.)Room 428
11.00English language (90 min.)Room 429
2 August, Wednesday
11.00History (120 min.)Room 428
3 August, Thursday
11.00Russian language (90 min.)Room 428
8 August, Tuesday
11.00Math (180 мин.)Room 428
11.00English language (90 min.)Room 429
9 August, Wednesday
11.00History (120 min.)Room 428
10 August, Thursday
11.00Russian language (90 min.)Room 428

If you are unfamiliar with the location of the exam, turn up well ahead of time and contact the International Admissions office, who will be glad to assist you. They can be contacted at +7 495 772-95-90*15360, 15361 or found at 11 Myasnitskaya str.,3d floor, rooms 319 and 319A, right behind Starbucks and KFC on Myasnitskaya Street.

International Undergraduate Applicants to HSE – Saint Petersburg will be able to take online tests between July 13 and August 10, 2017. Online test sessions are run every week. Invitations are sent to applicant’s email so far as groups are formed. 

Depending on the programme you need to take the following exams:

 

Bachelor Programme

Entrance Test

Minimum Scores (for fee-paying slots)
points out of 100

Moscow campus
Field of study 38.03.01 Economics

HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics

Mathematics

60

English language

70

Moscow campus
Field of study 41.03.05 International Relations

HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations

History

60

English language

75

Saint Petersburg campus
Field of study 38.03.02 Management

Management

Mathematics

50

English language

50

Saint Petersburg campus
Field of study 39.03.01 Sociology

Sociology and Social Informatics

Mathematics

50

English language

50

Saint Petersburg campus
Field of study 41.03.04 Political Science

Political Science and World Politics

English language

50

Russian language

50

You must turn up at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time with the following:

- Identity document (with a photo)

- Pens (blue or black ink)

Please note that during the exams you are not allowed to use or have on you: notes, dictionaries, calculators or any other electronic devices (including, but not limited to; handheld computers, mobile phones and other means of communication). Any communication between exam candidates is strictly forbidden.

Draft paper will be provided and will not be assessed by the examiners: it must however be surrendered to the organizers.

N.B. Drinking water and/or chocolate bars are permitted. 

Additional information (in Russian) on the exam procedures can be found by following this link.