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This programmes trains young researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research, employing up-to-date methodologies to study the interaction of issues of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regards to Asian countries and peoples. The programme enables students to hone their knowledge and skills, preparing them for international careers in academia, diplomacy, or with non-governmental and governmental corporations. The programme has a partnership with City University of Hong Kong.

2 years
Full-time Programme
350 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
Instruction in English


Call for applications: 5th scientific student conference "Oriental perspective"

The School of Asian studies, HSE, Moscow is pleased to announce the 5th scientific student conference "Oriental perspective", which is scheduled for May 25-26, 2018.

Illustration for news: The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students

The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students

From October 14 to October 22, 2017, the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students was held, which had representatives from all subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as delegates from more than 180 countries around the world, with the total number of participants passing the mark of 20,000, not to mention more than 5000 people volunteers. The festival was also attended by 3 students of m "Socioeconomic And Political Development Of Modern Asia" HSE: Anna Sidorova, Nina Merten and Roman Fainshmidt.

Asian card of Trump

The comment of Roman Fainshmidt, student of the 'Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia' master's program, was published in the official internet site of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) being titled 'Asian card of Trump' and relating to Trump's tour to Asia and its results.

HSE Brand Ambassador in Indonesia

After turning down two offers of admission to universities in the United Kingdom, Rifki Zulkarnaen decided to accept a scholarship offer to attend the Master’s programme at HSE’s School of Asian Studies.

Roman Fainshmidt took part in a round table on 'EAEU-Vietnam Free Trade Area: New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs from Russia and Vietnam' as an expert

On June 27 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation was held a round table on 'EAEU-Vietnam Free Trade Area: New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs from Russia and Vietnam' in the framework of which different projects aimed at strengthening bilateral business relations between the two states were discussed as well as Roman I. Fainshmidt took part in the event as an expert.

HSE Expanding Cooperation in Indonesia

From March 31 to April 4, a delegation from HSE visited Indonesia, where it continued to expand cooperation and ties between HSE and local universities, institutions, and schools. The delegation hosted International Olympiad Competitions for university students and alumni, and administered entrance examinations for high school students.

A Myanmar Student’s Life in Moscow

Wai Yan Phyo Naing from Yangon, Myanmar is a student of HSE Master’s programme in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. He has told HSE News Service about the similarities and differences between his home city and Moscow.

'At HSE, Students in Class Are More Active and Professors Are More Open'

Zhu Ning, from People’s Republic of China, is pursuing her Master's in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia at HSE. She is currently in her second year of studies. Zhu Ning has talked to HSE News Service about her experience of studying and living and Moscow.

The Diplomat gets HSE alumnus’ touch

The primer International affair magazine for the Asia-Pacific gives the lowdown on Daria Strelavina’s article.

HSE Announces Olympiad Competitions for English-taught Master’s Programmes

In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for perspective students interested in studying in Master’s programmes at HSE University. All current undergraduate students and recent university graduates students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree are invited to participate.