How to Apply
1. Admission via Olympiads participation
1.1. HSE Olympiad for students and graduates
Undergraduate students as well as graduates can take part at 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 profiles of the Olympiad. The HSE Olympiad is held in English.
Registration and participation is free of charge.
1.2. International Competition «Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project»
International students are invited to participate in the international competition “Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project”, which is being organized by the “Global Universities Association”.
International students, stateless persons, and Russian citizens permanently living abroad, who already have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing a Bachelor’s study can participate in this competition.
2. 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:
Scan of the first page of your passport - required
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
Letter of motivation (describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background, professional plans for the futureб one or two pages of printed text A4) - required
Resume/CV (including information about your education, professional, and research experience, as well as language proficiency and other skills) - required
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
2 Letters of recommendation (written recommendations from teachers or supervisor)
GRE 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 an online interview in case of successful portfolio assessment. You may find it helpful to revise the exam demo version before the interview. Interview takes place in English.
Full and partial scholarships available based on academic merit.
For more information, please see International Admissions.
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