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Applicants are considered for admission based on the application portfolio and should meet the following requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • strong proficiency in English;
  • computer literacy (ability to work in the standard packages of MS Office). 

Additional scores for portfolio the following provides:

  • prior work experience in the field of Finance, including through an internship or other traineeship; 
  • completion of the HSE "Quantitative Finance" specialization courses.

Prospective students have a possibility to get access to "Quantitative Methods" and "Econometrics" specialization courses. Please contact Uliana Odintsova, Manager of the Program:
+7 (495) 772-95-90 доб. 22454

Portfolio composition

Components Obligatory / optional Maximum score Comments
English proficiency proof Compulsory for portfolio review Pass/fail Satisfying the minimal necessary requirements
Motivation letter Obligatory 4 points Not more than 1 (one) page of printed text of A4 format, where the candidate gives: a) the reasons to apply for the program; b) professional plans for the future.
Resume/CV Obligatory 4 points Resume proving the work or science activity experience in the field of planned study, including the internship during the study in the institution; positions and job description are to be provided.
Recommendation letter(s) Obligatory 10 points 2 Recommendation letters from employers, professors, colleagues familiar with your academic work and/or professional experience

Diploma or the transcript with the grades


10 points
In case the candidate has the diploma for the moment of application, he provides the copy of the diploma with the attachment, stating all grades learnt.
In case the candidate does not have the diploma, he provides the transcript with gained grades up to the latest evaluation/attestation.

Diploma in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering

Optional  8 points  

Diploma with honors

Optional 15 points  

Scientific publications, scientific seminars/conferences participation

10 points

List of articles in scientific and professional magazines, articles/thesis in conferences proceedings, student works, etc., with naming the author and the publication title

Work experience in finance


12 points

Counted if proved and mentioned in the resume

Trainings, qualification trainings, Olympiads on humanitarian and social sciences, etc.


12 points

List of courses where participated proved with documents/certificates

International professional certificates

CFA, FRM, ACCA or separate exams on them


15 points

In case of providing the electronic copy of the corresponding certificate


  100 points  

The total points from 32 to 100 (inclusively) means an international applicant is recommended for enrollment.

International applicants must provide that their previous education is in English or English is their Native language.

• In some cases, in the absence of above-mentioned documents, the applicant may be interviewed by the Selection Committee to determine their English proficiency level.

*Any passed CFA level exam provides additional advantage to be accepted for the program and recognized for an elective course



Please find the information about the Application Steps here.

If you are a Russian citizen, please follow the instructions here.