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Application Requirements

Selection process is based on the portfolio competition. The candidates should provide the following documents:

1. Application form

2. Bachelor’s (Specialist’s or Master’s) diploma and official transcripts of previous educational studies.

A good background in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, mathematical analysis, probability calculus, economics, software engineering, databases is needed. The Admission Committee takes into consideration the number of hours and final assessments. The candidates who have the honours degree will get additional support of their application packet.

The candidates should provide the originals or copies of diploma approved by the HSE Admission Committee. If the candidates is not yet complete with his/her degree, they should provide the transcripts approved by the Director of Studies.

3. Letter of motivation (minimum 6000 p.c.)

The letter should describe the candidate’s reasons for applying to this Master’s Program, in the context of the candidate’s long-term career goals and background.

4. List of the scientific papers

The candidates should provide the copies approved by the HSE Admission Committee or confirmation from editorial office - “accepted for publication”

5. Diplomas and certificates which confirm the candidate’s achievements in IT, economics and management fields.

The candidates should provide the copies approved by the HSE Admission Committee.

6. Diplomas of winners and laureates of international and all-Russian competitions in IT, economics and management fields.

The candidates should provide the copies approved by the HSE Admission Committee.

7. Project and practical experience in IT field

The candidates should provide the copies of work booklet card or employment agreement.

The candidates should provide the confirmation from Study Office or Project Director.

8. Scholarships, government grants and the grants of the other organizations and funds

The candidates should provide the confirmation from Study Office or CEO.

Criteria for Portfolio Evaluation

Criteria

Maximum points

1. Bachelor’s (Specialist’s or Master’s) diploma and official transcripts of previous educational studies

25

Honours degree

10

2. Letter of motivation

5

3. Scientific papers

15

4. Diplomas and certificates which confirm the candidate’s achievements in IT, economics and management fields

10

5. Diplomas of winners and laureates of international and all-Russian competitions in IT, economics and management fields

15

6. Project and practical experience in IT field

10

7. Scholarships, government grants and the grants of the other organizations and funds

10

Total

100