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How to Apply (for International Applicants)



November 15 – August 1 online applications may be submitted for preliminary selection; online (and in-person) candidate interviews will be held with programme teams.
July 15 – August 25 submission of all supporting documents.
Deadline for signing agreements and enrollment forms.
Classes start.

There are three application rounds. We encourage you to apply as soon as you feel that your application is ready.

1. Create a Profile

On HSE’s online application form, click “Get login and password”. You will be asked to enter your personal details (full name, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, and mobile phone number) and what type of programme you are applying to.

Your login and password will then be sent to the e-mail address that you have provided.

2. Log In

Once you have received the e-mail containing your login and password, you can return to the online application form and log in.

3. Complete Application Form

After logging in, you will immediately see the application form. Please fill out the form. There are several attachments that you should be ready to upload:

a)  Scan of the first page of your passport;
b)  Scan of your diploma and academic transcripts (if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your academic transcripts);
c)  Exam results confirming English language proficiency;
d)  Letter of motivation (describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background);
e)  Recommendation letter(s) (from someone familiar with your academic work and/or professional experience)
f)   Resume/CV (including information about your education, professional, and research experience, as well as language proficiency and other skills);
g)  Abstract of your undergraduate thesis.

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

Under “Field of study”, please select the two programmes that you wish to apply to. Your first choice and second choice programmes must be different. To select a programme, click on the box so that it turns green and the list collapses. Several programmes offer full tuition scholarships. If the “Tuition-free (quota) education” box is already checked, it means that if you apply to this programme you will automatically be considered for a full-tuition scholarship. If you would consider studying at HSE without the support of a full-tuition scholarship, please check the “Tuition-based” box.  If the “Tuition-free (quota) education” box is not checked, this means that full-tuition scholarships are not available for this programme.

When you have fully completed the application form, click “Submit application” at the bottom of the form. Please note that this action is final and cannot be reversed, so make sure that you have correctly entered all of your information. After you have submitted your application, you will see the following message: “Congratulations! Your application has been successfully submitted and is currently pending review.”

4. Interview

After your application has been submitted, you may be contacted by a programme manager about setting up an interview. In rare cases, applicants may be exempt from interviews; if you do not receive an interview request, this does not mean that your application has been rejected. We know that it’s difficult to wait, but please do not write to us to inquire as to whether and when you will be receiving an interview invitation.

5. Tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for 2019-2021 is 400 000 Rub.

6. Scholarships

Tuition-free scholarships are not available to applicants to this programme. All applicants should understand that if they are accepted to the programme and wish to enroll, they will have to pay full tuition fees.