For First-year Students
Dear first-year students,
Below you will find a list of important steps, which you will need to complete by the end of August and in September to settle various organizational issues, so that your studies run smoothly and you can focus on learning.
Check-in at the dormitory will be possible not earlier than August 23, 2021. Please note that the dormitory policy for foreign students has changed in 2021.
How to get your dormitory accommodation referral
For students admitted to government-funded places, i.e. 100% scholarships in HSE University’s dormitories are distributed via their personal online accounts. Access to the section Dormitory (Общежитие) in your account will be available after completing the section Offer of Admission (Согласие), as well as the recognition procedure, but not earlier than August 16, 2021. A referral to check in to your dormitory with the exact address and room number will be available in your online account three days before the date of your arrival to the Russian Federation, which you must mark in advance in your online account in accordance with the purchased ticket. Therefore, by the moment of your arrival to study, a place in one of HSE University’s dormitories will be reserved for you. Please download and print out an accommodation referral form to present at the dormitory.
The average cost of a place in a dormitory is about 2,000 rubles per month.
IMPORTANT! At the dormitory, international students shall submit the following:
- a document confirming a negative PCR test result for Covid-19;
- a certificate of vaccinations carried out or a copy of a certificate of preventive vaccinations (form No. 156 / y-93);
- a medical policy purchased before arriving in the Russian Federation.
For students admitted to fee-paying places, a special accommodation service is launched. Using this new service you will be able to choose one of the available variants for living outside the HSE University. Starting June 1, you can send the request form from your personal account or fill in your request online. Please see all the details here. Information about the service for choosing accommodation options is available on the My HSE House website.
Should you have any questions, please send a message to: email@example.com .
Visa applications shall be submitted in the section Visa (Виза) in your account.
If you have been recommended for admission to a government-funded place, information about your visa invitation is expected to be available in early August.
IMPORTANT! A visa invitation will be issued only if your country is included in the list of countries open for entry to Russia. You can find the list of countries via the link.
If you have been recommended for admission to a fee-paying place, you can choose a country and a city, where you will apply for a visa, in the section Visa (Виза). After your application is approved by the moderator of your online account, it will be ready for processing. A copy of your visa invitation will be posted in the section Visa (Виза) in your personal account within 45 days.
Please note that applicants who arrive to study in Russian universities from the following countries DO NOT NEED to apply for a student visa: the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Abkhazia, Republic of South Ossetia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Tajikistan, Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Armenia, and the Kyrgyz Republic only can enter Russia using their national passports. Citizens of other states must have a designated passport for international travel to enter the Russian Federation.
You can find detailed information in Visa and Registration Centre.
HSE Visa and Registration Center Contacts
Adress: Moscow, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, Building D, D005/D006
Tel.: 8 (495) 531-00-63
Homepage on HSE University website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student ID cards will be issued in the end of August.
The program's study office will contact you as soon as it is ready.
- Read the Library's Rules of Use at https://library.hse.ru/documents
- Fill in the online registration form
https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/library/appl_form.htm (you will need your student ID number and HSE corporate e-mail address)
- Within 3 working days you will receive your library card number by e-mail. If you have the HSE App X mobile application installed, the library card will automatically appear there.
The library will only give out textbooks by appointment on the Library's website https://library.hse.ru/reg_online
Circulation times are from September 1 through September 30, 2021:
Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pre-registration on the Library website https://elib.hse.ru/Zapis_All/login.php is also required for work in the reading rooms of the Library.
To search for printed editions use the catalog:http://opac.hse.ru/absopac/app/webroot/index.php.
Please note that most of the educational literature is presented in the electronic resources of the Library.
To order remote access to electronic resources you can follow the link: https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/ez/ezregulation.htm
For a list of electronic resources, go to https://library.hse.ru/e-resources.
A social card can be obtained from a local office of the Moscow Multifunctional Centre (‘My Documents’).
Step 1: Check to see if your data has been included on the Moscow Social Register’s website: check the register of students/residents/doctoral students.
Step 2: Complete registration on the www.mos.ru portal and submit an application for the issue of a Moscow social card through your personal account. Applications are usually processed within 30 calendar days. You can check the status of your application through your personal account or by visiting here.
International students may submit an application for the issue of a Moscow social card in person at one of the My Documents centers (regardless of their place of residence or place of study).
Step 3: Pick up your Moscow social card from the My Documents centre that you selected when making an application for it.
Important: if your personal data is not found in the Register, you must contact the manager of your Programme Office as soon as possible.
In partnership with Branch N. 7701 of VTB Bank, HSE University’s accountants oversee the issue of scholarship debit cards (note: these are not social cards) with free banking services and with a special HSE University design (our mascot, the Crow).
You must send to email@example.com:
- a photo/scan of a completed and signed application;
- a photo/scan of a notarized translation of your passport;
- a photo/scan of your temporary registration.
In the subject line of your e-mail, please state the following: «Issue of MIR scholarship card from HSE University, Year 1, 2021». A response will be sent with further instructions.
Students will be notified about the place, date and time for their card’s issue via their HSE University e-mail accounts.
HSE University Accounting Contacts
(with respect to scholarships and other payments to undergrads and graduate students, as well as the issue of MIR bank cards)
Аdress: Office К-422 (3a Krivokolenny Pereulok, Moscow,)
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30 am-6 pm (with a break at 1pm-2pm)
Tel.: 8-495-772-95-90 доб. 115-76; 114-15; 113-20
Homepage on HSE University portal: https://www.hse.ru/org/hse/aup/ubu/scholarships
When: August 30-31, September 9, 10, 22, 30
Where: Pokrovskij bul'var,11, rooms Z-101, Z-117, HSE Cultural Centre.
Working hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 -19:00 (technical break 13:00 - 14:00) Saturday, Sunday - closed
In case of loss, breakdown or malfunction of the electronic pass, please contact: Bol'shoy Trekhsvyatitel'skiy per., 3, room 114
Students who have completed the bachelor program at the Higher School of Economics and who have enrolled for the first year of the Master's Degree can renew their electronic passes by phone: 8 (495) 772-95-90 * 28241
For the electronic pass' issue it is necessary to carry with you: student card (renewed) or certificate from the study office (if student card is lost).
Contact number: 8 (495) 772-95-90* 11032
All students must wear personal protective equipment and have their own individual fountain pens with them!!!
Since October 1, 2021 issue of the electronic passes will take place on: Bol'shoy Trekhsvyatitel'skiy per., 3, room 114 (metro Kitay-gorod, Kurskaya, Chistye prudy)
We draw the attention of first-year students that since October 1, 2021 access to the territory of the Higher School of Economics is strictly through electronic passes.
A certificate, confirming that you have been enrolled to HSE University under the degree programme “Master in International Management”, shall be issued within 3 - 5 working days after an application is submitted.
How to apply for a certificate: use the form to make a request
ATTENTION: all documents will be issued strictly after September 1st (official date of admission to the program)