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For 2021's 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 September, so that your studies run smoothly and you can focus on learning.

Get acquainted with the peculiarities of the educational process and Academic Calendar at the HSE University in the 2021/2022 academic year

Important information about the academic year 2021/2022 is available here and here.

Academic Calendar 2021/2022.

Move into a dormitory or consider alternative accommodation options

Information on this topic and contacts of employees you can find here and here

For more information read the official document:

Procedures for Providing Places in HSE University's Dormitories

You can also read about Medical Insurance and First Aid.

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

Learn about visa and registration

HSE Visa and Registration Center contacts:


Adress:Moscow, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, Building D, D005/D006

Tel.:8 (495) 531-00-63

Email: visa-registration@hse.ru

Receive a Student ID Card

  • submit 2 photographs (size 3 * 4 cm) in a box "Photo_Master" at the security post in the building at the address: Armenian lane, 4, bldg. 2
  • in 1 week get a student card at the study office: Armenian per., 4, bldg. 2, office. 101 (from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00)

For students studying at budget places

Provide the study office with the originals of the diploma of previous education and the annexes to it.

Where: Armenian per., 4, bldg. 2, office. 101

When: until September 30 (from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00)

Receive your corporate student account details

You will receive your login and password for access to your corporate student account, e-mails and HSE University’s information systems in the email on your personal address.

You will need your login and password to access the following resources:

  • Student's corporate e-mail is used by university staff as the official channel of communication with students. In order not to miss important information, you should activate and regularly check your corporate student mailbox.

These are the links for access to e-mails via the web interface: http://edumail.hse.ru or http://mail.office365.com.

  •  MyHSE account is a single access point to main information and educational services provided by HSE University, including LMS and SmartLMS.

LMS is the HSE educational space that connects all participants of the educational process (students, teachers and employees). Students use LMS to:

  1. Study training materials
  2. Perform different types of academic activities (upload assignments, term papers, pass tests)
  3. Communicate with teachers, study offices and other students
  4. Check their grades in the electronic grade book

SmartLMS is the next generation of the LMS information management system. It is now partially used, but will replace LMS in the future.

(!) If you do not receive an email with a login and password from your corporate account by September 6, 2021, you should inform the manager of the educational program about this.

Install HSE App X

  • mobile application HSE App X in the AppStore for mobile gadgets with the iOS operating system
  • mobile application HSE App X in GooglePlay for mobile gadgets with the Android operating system

Use the login and password from your corporate student account to log in.

Inform the study office of your COVID-status

  • log in the HSE App X with a login and password from your corporate student account
  • fill in your COVID-status information

More about COVID-19 section in HSE App X you can find on this page

Check out the class schedule

The schedule is available in several different ways:

  • in the HSE App X you can see your individual schedule
  • on the special website HSE RUZ, you can find the schedule for individual students, teachers and groups
  • the students group schedule is published in the section "Timetable" on the educational program webpage (it contains all disciplines for which at least 1 student in a group is enrolled)

Important! The schedule is frequently changing because of the pandemic. Please check it regularly.

Get acquainted with the Key Internal Bylaws of HSE University and sign the Form of Acknowledgment with Internal Bylaws

All internal bylaws at HSE University, including those related to the organization of the study process and learning at HSE University, are posted on the corporate HSE University website (portal) and available for reading on the Internet at: http://www.hse.ru/studyspravka/loc; http://www.hse.ru/docs.

We ask you to study the key documents according to the list.

It is necessary to sign the Form of Acknowledgment with Internal Bylaws by September 30, 2021. This can be done at Study Office. Or by e-mail (for those who cannot come). The contact person in Study Office on this issue is Stanislav Tonoyants stonoyants@hse.ru.

Sign a new Consent for processing personal data and the Agreement on electronic interaction

Consent for processing personal data can be signed simultaneously with the Form of Acknowledgment with Internal Bylaws.

Electronic Interaction Agreements signing will be organized during the 1st module. Information on this issue will be sent later by e-mail.

Register at the university library

Information on procedure of registration at the library is published for you here.

Obtain a pass to the university buildings (Electronic ID Badge)

After collecting your student ID you can obtain a pass to the university buildings. You can get a pass according to the following schedule:


11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, room Z-117,


Cultural Centre

Mon-Fri, 10.00am - 7.00pm

Lunch break: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Three operators

9/11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa,

room 116

Mon-Fri, 10.00am - 5.30pm

Lunch break: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

One operator

Social Sciences September 29

September 08-15;

September 20;

September 27-28

From October 1, 2021, a pass can be issued only at 3, B. Tryokhsvyatitelsky Pereulok, room 114

More information you can find in the document below:

The issue of the electronic passes 

Receive a Social Transport Card

A social card can be obtained from a local office of the Moscow Multifunctional Centre (‘My Documents’).

Check the instructions on how to apply for the student social card via link.

Obtain a MIR Card from VTB Bank (only for international students who are entitled to scholarships)

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.

To be issued a MIR scholarship card you need to send to std@hse.ru:

  • 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 (is only obligatory if you are currently in the Russian Federation).

*full name in the request should be written out in Russian and copy the way it is written in your student ID card or pass to HSE University’s buildings. Other fields may be filled out in other languages.

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.

In two weeks you may receive an update on the status of the card by writing at std@hse.ru

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,)

Open for students: Tuesday and Thursday from 16-00 to 17-45

E-mail: std@hse.ru

Tel.: 8-495-772-95-90 *115-76 or *114-15 or *113-20


Apply for a Certificate of Attendance (if necessary)

A certificate, confirming that you have been admitted to HSE University under the degree programme "Applied Social Psychology", shall be issued within five working days after an application is submitted.

How to apply for a certificate: on the website of your programme (For Students - Get the Refference).

You can collect your certificate in the self-service zone next to the security post in the building at Armenian lane, 4, bldg. 2.

Get familiar with information not included in this guide

Academic Handbook covers all matters related to studying at HSE

Study Office

Сontact with any questions on the educational process

4 Armyanskiy Pereulok, Building 2
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 add. 23248
Olga Glinskaya


Сontact with questions on the schedule

Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 add. 15365
Тоноянц Станислав Эрнестович

Teaching and Learning Specialist

Сontact with any current questions (student ID, certificates and other documents, tuition fees, etc.)

4 Armyanskiy Pereulok, Building 2
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 add. 15365
e-mail: stonoyants@hse.ru