International Students Can Apply for Fee-paying Slots at HSE until August
April 1st, 2017 was the deadline for international students claiming state-financed slots on master’s programmes funded by scholarships from the Russian Government. The application period for undergraduate programmes lasts until May 2, and for fee-paying slots in undergraduate and master’s programmes – until mid-August. Some of the prospective students will have the opportunity to get a tuition fee discount.
The number of Russian government scholarships for international students allocated for the university is the same as last year, said Tatiana Chetvernina, HSE Director of International Admissions.
As of today, 1,354 students have applied for undergraduate, and 1,771 for master’s programmes. The most popular undergraduate programmes have been Economics, Management, Jurisprudence, and International Relations. English-taught programmes take the lead among the master’s courses, with Political Analysis and Public Policy, Finance, Financial Economics, and Big Data Systems having attracted the most applicants. The most applications for undergraduate programmes come from the CIS countries (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Moldova), and the number of applicants from Mongolia has grown compared to last year. Students from Ghana, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria have all submitted the most applications for master’s programmes.
On March 30, the International Admissions Committee held its first meeting. About 100 students were recommended for undergraduate studies sponsored by Russian Government scholarships, including the winners of the International Olympiad Competitions, who were announced in the winter. About 100 students have been recommended for master’s studies – those who successfully passed portfolio competitions and selection by programme representatives. The lists of selected applicants have already been published in the News section of the page for international students (in Russian).
Until June 1, the lists of recommended students will continue to be added to. In the forthcoming days, they will include those who achieved high results at HSE-organized intellectual competitions (such as the International Olympiad Competitions and Olympiad for Students and University Graduates).
This year’s innovation is an opportunity to pass exams for undergraduate programmes online, with the use of HSE information resources, and Examus, an exam supervision service. The first long-distance exams took place March 21 – 31 for citizens of Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltic states, as well as those in Central and Eastern Europe. Citizens of Kazakhstan will be the next to have the chance to sit online exams, which will take place April 11 – 21.
To enter each of the undergraduate programmes, prospective students have to pass two tests in subjects related to the programme's area of studies. International students take written tests in history, mathematics, Russian and English languages. Admissions to Russian-taught programmes in Journalism, Media Communications and Desin include a creative competition in addition to the tests. The list of all programmes available, information about the entrance tests, and the minimum grades are published here (in Russian).
Those who pass the entrance exams to undergraduate programmes can be recommended for fee-paying slots until June 1. Those whose level is considered insufficient, can retake the exams for fee-paying slots in August, or follow the same track as Russian citizens (pass the Unified State Examination for undergraduate studies, and take the traditional entrance exams to enter a master’s programme). In addition to that, a regulation on discounts for foreigners applying for fee-paying places will be issued shortly, and the discounts for various types of prospective students will be announced.
Those who fail to enter HSE this year will have an opportunity to enroll in Preparatory Year programme to learn or improve their Russian, or to get subject-specific knowledge necessary for studying on HSE Russian-taught undergraduate programmes. Representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo carry out enrolment in various countries for 150 state-financed places in programme. Fee-paying enrolment is also available for international prospective students recommended by HSE for the preparatory department. Last year, the number of fee-paying students doubled, totalling about 100 people.
On June 18, the third International Partners’ Week ‘Academic Agility: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future’ began at HSE University. The event brings together representatives of more than 30 universities from 16 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Finland, the United Kingdom, and China. They have all come to Moscow to learn more about the kind of learning experience HSE University can provide, as well as to discuss practical challenges and solutions regarding international mobility.
On June 3-4, a conference entitled ‘Beyond Post-Truth: Media Landscapes in the “Age of Insecurity”’ was held in St. Petersburg. The conference was jointly organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) at HSE University, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at GWZO Leipzig, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.
This May, HSE and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.
This year's theme of the International Partners Week held this past May at HSE St. Petersburg was ‘Nurturing Global Citizens for a Global World’. Participants gathered to discuss common issues that universities face in regard to internationalisation, exchange approaches to implementing the Global Citizens concept, visit the university’s facilities, acquaint HSE SPb students with universities overseas, and, of course, enjoy St Petersburg’s White Nights.
On May 23-24, following the Days of the International Academy of Education held earlier this week, the General Assembly of the International Academy of Education took place at HSE University Moscow. The assembly brings together education researchers and experts from all over the world, and this is the first time that the biannual meeting was held in Russia. Over the course of two days, members discussed joint projects and publications and met newly inducted members who had the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their research. Members also took part in small group discussions on a variety of topics, including digital literacy and math education.
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.