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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I send my application materials?

Applications procedures differ for Russian and International candidates. International candidates should send their application packets to International Admissions. Please see more information here.

What is the cost of living in Moscow?

The cost of living in Moscow is given here.

What is the cost of the program?

Tuition for our program was RUB 350,000 per academic year. 

I won't have my Bachelor degree by the deadline. Can I still apply?

Yes! You should submit your transcripts current until the application date and then will have to turn in your completed transcripts and university degree later. 

I already have a Master's degree, but I want a second one. Am I eligible?

Indeed, you are eligible to study for this program even if you have another master degree. 

When will I know if I am accepted for admission?

The application acceptance window goes until the end of May, but we may give select students 'early decision' offers before this date. 

I don't know much about the Higher School of Economics. What can you tell me about this institution?

The NRU-HSE is among Russia's very best (top one or two) institutions in the social sciences. It is a young, dynamic university with very high educational standards, top international contacts, and researchers and lecturers of a high standard. Please see HSE website for more details. 

I have not studied Social Network Analysis before. Am I still welcome to apply?

Yes, you are still welcome, we have the introductory courses as well.

Are there special steps to be taken to have my educational transcripts legalized in Russia?

Foreign educational diplomas must be legalized for use in Russia. Our international office will support you on this issue. You may apply without this process being complete.

When will the classes take place?

The classes will take place in the evening on weekdays. 

Is it possible to be interviewed remotely?

Yes, if for some plausible reason a student cannot be present in Moscow at the given time, remote interviewing is possible.

Does HSE provide the dormitory for the non-Moscow residents?

Yes, all students who don’t live in Moscow are allowed to get a room in HSE dormitory. You can find more information about the housing costs here.

Do I have the opportunity to get a job in your partners’ research labs?

Vacancies in the partners’ laboratories are being filled on the competitive basis. Our students are always encouraged to participate in competition.