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Master’s Programme 'Mathematics and Mathematical Physics'

Master’s Programme 'Mathematics and Mathematical Physics'

The Master’s Programme in Mathematical Physics provides training for professional researchers, who have a comprehensive understanding of fundamental models of modern theoretical physics and advanced mathematical knowledge.

Some courses are offered in English in collaboration with Math in Moscow programme. The Master's programme is focused on seminars and collective discussions as well as individual consultations with students’ academic supervisors.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the ability to study in Russian. If you prefer to take the same programme entirely in English, please apply instead for the analogous programme in Mathematics, which offers the option of specializing in Mathematical Physics (with the same educational opportunities as described above) or in Mathematics.


2 years
Full-time Programme
195 000 –
390 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2020
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
Instruction in Russian and English


Admission to the Master's Programme in Mathematics without Exams

In 2019, winners of the Student Research Paper Competition and the Möbius contest will be admitted to the HSE's Master's programme in Mathematics without entrance exams.

Named and Special Scholarships

On October 9, 2018, the Faculty Council of the HSE Faculty of Mathematics made a decision to award named scholarships and special scholarships for Master's students.

Scholarships and awards

On October 3, 2017 a number of academic scholarships have been awarded.

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Higher Education in Russia and Beyond: From Russia with Math

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'I Have Been Happy from the First Moment'

Takashi Takebe is a Research Fellow at the International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics and Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics. He has been at HSE since 2009. He is a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Tokyo. He spoke to HSE News in English service about the unpredictability of life for international academics in Moscow, about teaching mathematics to Russians, the problems of language and cycling tours.

Illustration for news: Faculty of Mathematics Alumnus about Alma Mater and Doctoral Studies at Leiden University

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Columbus University Professor Andrey Okounkov is the Academic Supervisor of HSE’s International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics. In an interview with Afisha, he discusses how mathematics education differs in Russia and the U.S., where his insight comes from, and whether it is true that mathematicians are in fact ‘strange individuals.’