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Computing and Data Science
Bachelor’s Programme

Computing and Data Science

4 years
Full-time programme
Online programme
500 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2024
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable
Instruction in Russian with some courses in English

The program is designed to train specialists in two areas:

Machine learning
a specialist skilled in modern approaches and methods, capable of solving both traditional but business-critical tasks (demand forecasting, churn prediction, text data analysis, segmentation, etc.) and more modern formulations (building question-and-answer systems, analyzing images, generating realistic examples, etc.)
Industrial Programming
a specialist with skills in the field of software development for industrial applications and systems. The main difference from classical programming is ensuring reliability, stability and security of software, writing fault-tolerant, high-loaded code

For whom the program is suitable

A high school graduate

enrolling immediately after completing school or secondary vocational education

IT specialist

enrollee to improve his/her level of knowledge in computer science

A specialist from another field

entering for a successful start in a career as a software developer

The program is designed for those who want to understand computer science, gain practical experience in solving a large number of real-world problems, and are interested in starting a career in this area.



Valentin Promyslov
Academic director of the online program «Computing and Data Science» answers frequently asked questions from applicants about undergraduate studies

Key benefits

Fully online
the ability to study from anywhere
in the world on a set
Convenient class times
classes are conducted in real time, taking into account students' time zones, and are recorded for repeat viewing
Individualized trajectory
independent choice of a training pathway
in two specializations,
as well as additional courses
Deferment from the call-up of citizens for military service is granted to students, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation
Project work
expert practitioners from leading companies in the industry analyze real cases and supervise projects during the classes
Student Privileges
full access to all information resources
of the university, free access to campuses,
benefits for students

Learning process

Learning ONLINE in a synchronous format at a FACE-TO-FACE educational program


classes are conducted with the use of distance technologies, which allows you to save valuable time for traveling to the university


All rules of full-time educational programs are preserved, and all student privileges are available in the course of study


classes are timetabled in real time,
mostly in the morning

Program Content


1st to 4th year
emphasizing fundamental knowledge and its application
3rd to 4th year of study
5-7 elective courses (semester or module length)
in the 2 year of the program:
program project
in the 3 year of the program:
course project
in the 4 year:
graduate qualification work


Starting a career in machine learning and industrial programming.

Ability to qualify for positions as a data scientist, analyst or computer science researcher, software engineer and research engineer

Continue your Master's degree in Data Science in Russia or abroad

Entry requirements

Education document

certificate of secondary education, diploma of secondary vocational education or diploma of higher education in any field of study

Theoretical knowledge

basic sections of mathematics: calculations, transformation of expressions, problem solving, solving equations and inequalities, basics of mathematical analysis

Practical skills

Practical skills are not required but are welcome:
Python programming

Enrollment in the program

Based on the results of the SSE or internal entrance tests

Mathematics (profile)
65 points
Informatics / Physics
65 points
Russian language
 60 points

Winners and prize-winners of Olympiads
have the right to enroll without entrance examinations or with significant discounts.

Upon completion of training,
a state diploma with an English language
supplement is issued

Tuition fees and discounts in 2023

Per semester
235 000 ₽

Payment is made on a semester-by-semester basis

Per year
470 000 ₽
Find out about
the opportunity get
a discount on training
Possibility to apply
for an educational loan
with state support
Possibility to apply
for a social tax deduction
for education expenses
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