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How to apply


Apply using the online application form. Detailed information on the specifics of the application process is available here
Instructions on how to use the application form can be found here. Applications may be submitted in English or in Russian.


November 1 – August 13 online applications may be submitted for preliminary selection; online (and in-person) candidate interviews will be held with programme teams. We invite applicants to contact us early, because scholarships are not available during the whole application period.
August 14 – August 25 - submission of all supporting documents.
Deadline for signing agreements and enrollment forms.
September 1 - Classes start.

Create a Profile

On HSE’s online application form, click “Get login and password”. You will be asked to enter your personal details (full name, date of birth, gender, email address, and mobile phone number) and what type of programme you are applying to.Your login and password will then be sent to the email address that you have provided. 

Log In

Once you have received the email containing your login and password, you can return to the online application form and log in.

Complete Application Form

After logging in, you will immediately see the application form. Please fill out the form. There are several attachments that you should be ready to upload: 
a) Scan of the first page of your passport
b) Abstract of your undergraduate thesis
c) Scan of your diplomas and academic transcripts (if you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript)
d) Letter of motivation (describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background, 500 words)
e) Resume/CV (including information about your education, professional, and research experience, as well as language proficiency and other skills)
f) Recommendation letter from one of your supervisors, with his or her contacts (optional)
g) A record of your academic activities, such as publications, conference participation; attach the publications that you consider most important (optional)
h) Participation in the Programme's BA Students Competition; for details, see HSE webpage (optional)
i) Exam results confirming language proficiency (optional)

Please upload all attachments as PDF files and include your last name in the filename (for example, Smith_Diploma.pdf)

Under “Field of study”, please select the two programmes that you wish to apply to. Your first choice and second choice programmes must be different. To select a programme, click on the box so that it turns green and the list collapses. Several programmes offer full tuition scholarships. If the “Tuition-free (quota) education” box is already checked, it means that if you apply to this programme you will automatically be considered for a full-tuition scholarship. If you would consider studying at HSE without the support of a full-tuition scholarship, please check the “Tuition-based” box.  If the “Tuition-free (quota) education” box is not checked, this means that full-tuition scholarships are not available for this programme.
When you have fully completed the application form, click “Submit application” at the bottom of the form. Please note that this action is final and cannot be reversed, so make sure that you have correctly entered all of your information. After you have submitted your application, you will see the following message: “Congratulations! Your application has been successfully submitted and is currently pending review.” 

LTLD Criteria 2023 (PDF, 195 Kb) 


After your application has been submitted, please contact Michael Daniel, the deputy supervisor of the programme (mdaniel@hse.ru). You may also contact him with your enquiries prior to the application procedure.


Tuition free scholarships are awarded to the restricted number of highly qualified applicants. Only applications submitted early enough will be considered for full tuition scholarships.