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1. Admission via Olympiads participation

1.1. HSE Olympiad for students and graduates

Undergraduate students as well as graduates can take part in HSE Olympiad for students and graduates, both Russian and international. All winners and prize winners of the HSE Olympiad will be given priority admission to master programmes that correspond to chosen profile of the Olympiad. The HSE Olympiad is held in English.  

Registration and participation is free of charge.
Time:  March, 2019. Registration will open in January 2019.

1.2. International Competition «Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project»

International students are invited to participate in the the international competition “Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project”, which is being organized by the “Global Universities Association”. Deadline for registration and portfolio submission is 31 January, 2019

International students, stateless persons, and Russian citizens permanently living abroad, who already have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing a Bachelor’s programme in 2019 can participate in this competition.

Participants who have successfully passed the two rounds and whose overall score puts them in the top 25% shall be declared winners and prize winners: 

2. HSE entrance exams

All applicants, both Russian and International, can apply to the program through HSE entrance exams SCF Entrance program.pdf.

- Economics (written exam Exam demo version.pdf) or GRE Revised General test, GRE Subject (Math), GMAT certificates (at a student's choice)

Grading Scheme GRE GMAT Exam scale 2018.pdf

GRE code number in HSE – 7399

Minimum requirements:

- an applicant has to score over 3 on GRE Revised General test on Academic Writing

- an applicant has to score over 4,5 on AWA or over 5 on Integrated Reasoning

 The English language

The language proficiency examination is estimated by a «pass/fail» system so applicants may submit IELTS/TOEFL/other valid certificates.

* The list of accepted certificates for all master's educational programmes

The title of the certificate

Certificate acception conditions


from 6 points

TOEFL IBT (InternetBased)

from 80 points

TOEFL PBT (PaperBased)

from 500 points

CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)


CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)


BEC Vantage/Higher (Business English Certificate)




Exam demo version 2015.pdf

Audio 2015 Task 1.mp3 

How to prepare for the exam.pdf


For the entire period of entrance exams all non-muscovite master’s programmes applicants are provided with dormitory.

3. Admission for international applicants via portfolio competition

Please familiarize yourself with minimum portfolio requirements and  application process at HSE graduate admission website (https://admissions.hse.ru/en/graduate-apply). Application is free of charge and submitted online.

There are several attachments that you should be ready to upload for your portfolio:

a)   Scan of the first page of your passport - required
b)   Abstract of your undergraduate thesis - if you completed one as part of the honor program or a graduation requirement
c)   Scan of your diplomas and academic transcripts (if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript) - required
d)   Letter of motivation (describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background, 500 words) - required
e)   Resume/CV (including information about your education, professional, and research experience, as well as language proficiency and other skills) - required
f)    Exam results confirming language proficiency - required for those whose native tongue is not English and they did not complete undergraduate program in an English speaking country 
g)  Letters of recommendation  - required for scholarship consideration
h) GRE or GMAT test scores are highly advisable 

 Please upload all attachments as PDF files and include your last name in the filename (for example, Smith_Diploma.pdf)

Be ready to have a skype interview in case of successful portfolio assessment. You may find it helpful to revise the exam demo version before the SKype interview. Interview takes place in English.

Non-muscovites and international students are provided with dormitory.


Full scholarship, number of students

Tuition based, Russian students

Tuition based, international students

Strategic Corporate Finance




Full and partial scholarships available based on academic merit.

For more information, please see International Admissions.