International applicants have to pass 2 examinations: English language and Mathematics. All examinations are held in English.
The minimum required scores to be considered for admission are 70 in Math and 70 in English.
To evaluate your chances of admission you may want to take mock tests.
International applicants who possess Russian citizenship should take 3 internal exams in the format of Unified State Exam: Mathematics (in Russian), English, Russian. International applicants who have Unified State Exams certificates apply to the programme according to the standard procedure.
Requirements to international applicants
We expect high-skilled and motivated applicants who possess high level of English knowledge and solid mathematical background. Applicants must be high school graduates. We accept students with high school certificate from around the world. The level of received high school education should be equivalent to the US, British or Russian level of high school education.
Proficiency in English
We expect that applicants’ entry level of English is equivalent to an overall score of at least 5.0 of International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Russian applicants must provide their Unified State Exam (USE) score in English; the minimum score for eligible application is 70 out of 100. International applicants are to take the HSE entry exam in English. No language certificates are accepted for the purpose of admission.
Proficiency in Mathematics
We are looking for applicants with strong mathematical background. This is due to the structure of the degree programme for which high levels of mathematical ability are essential. Thus it is a requirement that applicants have completed the course of Mathematics in high school in the USA, the UK, Russia or other equivalent. The final grade for high school Mathematics course should be 70% of maximum score or higher. Russian applicants must provide their Unified State Exam (USE) score in Mathematics; the minimum score for eligible application is 65 out of 100.
If you have an international certificate in English or Mathematics, the results of these examinations can be recognized by HSE University and used instead of HSE's internal examinations. For more deatils please read here
The minimum requirement for applicants is to have 140 scores out of 200 for the sum of 2 USE exams. However, the recommended level is 180 and higher. The admission criteria are the same for both Russian and international students.