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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsNewsAdmissionsHSE Expands Transfer Opportunities for Students

HSE Expands Transfer Opportunities for Students

HSE has developed a set of policies and procedures for foreign students wishing to transfer.

Beginning February 9, students from foreign universities will be able to transfer to the Higher School of Economics. This development applies to all HSE campuses.

‘We are happy to accept students from foreign universities who are interested in transferring to an educational programme that is stronger, more interesting and more suitable for them’, said Sergey Roshchin, Vice Rector of the Higher School of Economics.

HSE has developed a set of policies and procedures for foreign students wishing to transfer.

‘Programmes at Russian universities are fully comparable to those offered globally in terms of quality and content’, said Roshchin, who noted that interest in studying at Russian universities is not only related to academics but also to finances. ‘Many students who began their studies abroad have seen their financial circumstances change due to the current economic climate; the cost of education has increased significantly. They have become interested in transferring to strong programmes at Russian universities’.

Over the past two months, HSE has received about 10 transfer requests for students at foreign universities (three of them to the St. Petersburg campus).

Enrolment decisions for students wishing to transfer to HSE from foreign institutions are made on the basis of an academic review. As in the case of transfer from Russian universities, the level of students’ training will be considered along with the content and quality of the courses they have taken.

‘Transfers are almost always made with an individualized curriculum, but sometimes that is not enough. We are happy to have everyone, but all universities are different and sometimes people may not have sufficient background to study with us’, says Roshchin. The pre-transfer review does not focus on formally specifying the names of courses and how many courses have been taken; rather, it concerns the appropriateness of the material studied. 

Students interested in transferring should send their requests to transfer@hse.ru