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First-Year Student's Checklist

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.

1.   Move into a Dormitory (if you are a non-Moscow resident/international student)

You can move into a dormitory until August 31.

For International Students: Places in HSE University dormitories are distributed to international students through their Personal Accounts. 

Access to the ‘Dormitory’ section in your Personal Account will be made available after filling in the ‘Consent for Studies’ section and completing recognition procedure (but no earlier than August 17, 2020). 

Upon your arrival for studies, a place in one of the HSE University dormitories will be reserved for you. 

You must download an accommodation referral for dormitory residence from your Personal Account, print it out and bring it to the dormitory. 

When moving into a dormitory, make sure you have the following documents: 

  • passport (document confirming your identity);
  • copy of your passport’s bio-page and registration page placed on the same page; 
  • medical certificate confirming health fitness to reside in a dormitory (Form 086y); 
  • vaccination certificate; 
  • medical insurance policy.

Should you have any questions, please send a message to: zaselenie@hse.ru.

2.   Learn about visa and registration

Basic information: Visa and registration - for international students (PDF, 583 Кб) 

More details: HSE Visa and Registration Center  

Email: visa-registration@hse.ru

3.   Receive a Student ID Card

Student ID cards will be issued upon your arrival, please contact your programme manager.

4.   Receive a LibraryCard

Read the Library Use Policy here: https://library.hse.ru/documents.

Fill in the online registration form on the Library website at: https://library.hse.ru.  

To get registered, you need a student ID card number and an HSE University corporate e-mail address. 

Upon getting a library membership, every user is assigned a bar code for their personal identification, which can be used as a library card. 

5.   Receive a Moscow Social Card (for public transport discounts)

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.

6.   Apply for a Certificate of Attendance (if necessary) 

A certificate, confirming that you have been admitted to HSE University to the degree programme ‘Applied Statistics with Network Analysis’, shall be issued within five working days after an application is submitted. Apply by contacting your programme manager.

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