Information for First-Year Students 2023
Below, you can find a list of important steps, which you will need to follow at the start of your studies in order to cope with all organizational matters successfully.
Places for checking in at HSE University’s dormitories are allocated via international students’ personal accounts.
You will be provided with access to the “Dormitory” section in your personal account after completing the “Enrolment Consent”, as well as education recognition procedures.
Bachelor’s and Master’s students can start checking in at their dormitory from August 21, 2023. Accommodation referrals are valid for 10 days.
By the moment of your arrival to study, you will be entitled to a place at one of the University’s dormitories.
Please download and print out an accommodation referral form available in your Personal account and present it at the dormitory.
Make sure to have the following documents when you check in the dormitory:
- passport (any other ID);
- a copy of the first page of your passport with personal details and your photograph;
- migration card;
- vaccination certificate issued in any format from a medical institution (make sure to have a mark confirming your measles vaccination);
- medical insurance policy valid for the entire period of your stay in Russia;
- medical certificate issued as per Form 086/у or in a similar format (see Annex No.8).
Please find more details about medical documents required for checking in the dormitory on the website of the Office of Staff and Student Benefits.
If you have any questions, please contact the dormitory service by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSE Visa and Registration Centre Contact details
Address: Office D005/D006, Korpus D, 11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, Moscow, Russia, 109028
Opening hours for students at the Student Service Centre: 2pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday at 11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, Entrance No. 5 (entrance from the boulevard)
Telephone: 8 (495) 531-00-63
Obligatory medical examination, fingerprinting and official photographing procedures for foreign citizens
Amendments to the Federal Law "On the Legal Status of Foreign Nationals in Russian Federation" came into force on the December 29, 2021. The new provisions establish that foreign nationals (including international students) staying in Russia for more than 90 days must undergo a medical examination, fingerprint registration and official photographing.
The following penalties can be levied upon those who have not completed the established procedures or failed to complete them on time: administrative fine, deportation.
You can find more details about these obligatory procedures at: https://ivisa.hse.ru/dactilo1.
Visa and registration support at ICEF
Viacheslav Zheleznov +7(495)7729590 ext. 27090, email@example.com (room T821)
Information about the dates and schedule for collecting passes will be sent to students via HSE University corporate e-mail and can be found here: https://www.hse.ru/org/hse/aup/security/propusk.
Receive your Student ID card at the ICEF MSc Study Office on September 4, 10 am – 6 pm.
ICEF MSc Financial Economics Study Office
Address: 11, Pokrovsky Boulevard, Moscow (office T-823)
Head of ICEF MSc Study Office – Sabina Babaeva, firstname.lastname@example.org, (495) 772 95 90* 27061
Administrator – Ekaterina Nikonova, email@example.com, (495) 772 95 90* 27102
Please make sure you read the Library Use Policy of National Research University Higher School of Economics at https://library.hse.ru/documents.
Fill in the registration form on the HSE University Library website at https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/library/appl_form.htm (to register, you will need to provide your student ID card number and an HSE University e-mail address). After submitting the registration form, you will receive your library card number available via HSE App X.
Upon registering on the Library website, please use this link - https://library.hse.ru/e-resources - to get remote access to eLibrary resources.
If you have any questions about the Library, please feel free to contact the Library’s hotline (https://library.hse.ru/hotline) or contact them via https://vk.com/hselibrary / https://t.me/s/hse_library/.
If you want to sign up for a Library tour or find out how to look for information in printed and online resources, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head of ICEF Library – Irina Petrova, Ipetrova@hse.ru
Address: 11, Pokrovsky Boulevard, Room S-104, tel. (495) 772-95-90 *27115
Textbooks can be borrowed* for study purposes for a semester and will be available from the ICEF Library at 11, Pokrovsky Boulevard, Room S-104 on Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm.
*Make sure you’ve registered for a Library Membership at https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/library/appl_form.htm (your student ID card number and an HSE University e-mail address are required to complete the registration).
The HSE provides all students with a university e-mail address (automatically generated). You will receive your email address and guidelines to your personal email registered by the HSE Admissions. In case you do not receive this information by September 1, please refer to the ICEF MSc Study Office. Your corporate HSE email will be used to share all the study related information by HSE faculty and administrative staff. Other email addresses shall not be used.
Access to your HSE personal account shall be open after you receive a corporate email address at https://lk.hse.ru/.
Your HSE personal account (access shall be open after you receive a corporate email address) https://lk.hse.ru/
Smart LMS – Learning Management System https://edu.hse.ru/my/
You can find your timetable using the following options:
- on the webpage of your MSc programme
- via MyHSE Services Account
- via e-timetabling system RUZ (only available via internal HSE network)
- via HSE mobile app (available for iOs, Android, or Huawei). The app allows users to browse their timetable (use corporate email address @edu.hse.ru to log in), search classes by lecturers / study groups, find location of classes, and integrate the timetable into one's personal calendar.
Please check your timetable daily.
A Muscovite card can be issued by the “My Documents” Service Centre and be used for accessing public transportation in Moscow at reduced rates.
Step 1: Check your registration details on the website of Moscow Social Register here: Registration in the Register of Students / Postgraduate Students / Doctoral Students.
Step 2: Complete the registration procedures at the www.mos.ru portal and submit an application for a Muscovite card via your personal account. Your application will be processed within 30 calendar days. You can check the status of your application in your personal account or using this link.
If you are an international student, you will need to apply for your SNILS (a pension insurance certificate), in order to submit an application for a Muscovite student card.
How to apply for a SNILS?
A SNILS card is issued at the local PFR office (Pension Fund of the Russian Federation) or “My Documents” Service Centre, upon your submission of a personal application.
Make sure to bring the following documents:
1) your ID (passport or residence permit);
2) a notarized passport (ID) translation.
List of the PFR offices in Moscow:
List of the “My Documents” Service Centre offices https://www.mos.ru/pgu/ru/md/.
HSE University’s Accounting and Reports Office and Admissions Office issue scholarship bank cards with HSE University’s special design jointly with VTB Bank Office No. 7701. Cardholders will not be charged any service fees.
- First-year students (including international students) who are eligible for scholarship payments will be automatically issued a scholarship bank card.
- If a scholarship bank card cannot be issued for any reason, you will be notified via your corporate student e-mail.
- Scholarship bank cards (MIR cards) may be collected according to the set schedule, either on-campus or at a branch of VTB Bank. Information about the place, dates and schedule for your bank card’s issue will be sent to your HSE University corporate e-mail.
Contact details for the HSE Accounting and Reports Office
(Re: any matters relating to scholarship payments and other student allowances, as well as MIR bank cards for scholarship payments)
Telephone: 8-495-772-95-90, ext. 11576
Income certificates and/or scholarship payments: https://fd.hse.ru/servisy/studentam/spravki_budzhetnym_studentam.
A certificate to confirm your admission to studies at HSE University under ICEF MSc Financial Economics programme will be issued within five working days after the application date.
Apply for a certificate via the Student Service Centre: https://studentcentre.hse.ru/en/
When: after the issue of your matriculation directive
***You do not need to request a certificate to check in the dormitory, they will be issued automatically.
First-year students admitted to studies under degree programmes in a full-time mode and subject to military registration must complete military registration procedures at the Military Registration Unit at HSE University.
For military registration at the University, please submit an application via your MyHSE Services Account within five working days after getting access to your personal account via the Military Registration Service at https://bpm.hse.ru/Runtime/Runtime/Form/ARMY__f__RequestByStudent.
Please make sure to attach scanned copies of all pages of the following military registration documents:
- ID of a citizen subject to conscription for military service;
- military service card or a certificate issued to students who are subject to conscription for military service.
If you are exempt from conscription for military service for medical reasons, please submit an application to confirm your status.
Military draft exemption certificate
To get a certificate issued in the established format (as per Annex No. 4 to the Regulations for Military Service Draft for Russian Citizens), which confirms a right for military draft exemption, please visit the Military Registration Unit at HSE University and present the following documents:
- an ID of a citizen subject to conscription for military service.
Address: Military Registration Unit at HSE University, Office 101 and Office 107, 18 Kosmonavta Volkova Ul., Moscow.
Hours of operation: starting from September 1, Monday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm; Friday, 10am – 4pm.
Those students, who are subject to military conscription, must submit a certificate confirming their right for military draft exemption to their local military conscription office every year, from September to October (inclusive).
Students under the age of 18 are expected to receive certificates when it becomes necessary to submit them to military conscription offices after reaching the age of 18.
You can find more details here: Military Draft Exemption.
- Students research manager at ICEF – Natalia Kogutovskaya, (495) 772-95-90 *27089, email@example.com, office T819
- ICEF Career Services – Viktoria Pralich, (495) 772-95-90 *27986, firstname.lastname@example.org, office T816
- HSE Academic Handbook – you can find answers to all questions about the study process at HSE University here.
- HSE bylaws and Regulations can be found in respective sections.
- ICEF MSc Financial Economics Programme webpage https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/financial