How to Transfer to HSE
December is one of the two months during the year when students can transfer to HSE from other academic institutions. To facilitate this process, HSE has introduced an online service for those seeking a transfer.
Students can transfer to HSE from other institutions in either June or December. In addition, each educational programme may have their own transfer procedures in place and offer another transition period
If a student is interested in transferring to HSE, he/she must select a programme at the University, visit its webpage, and check the transition period, as well as the availability of any vacant slots. Please note that there are certain restrictions for students on Russian government full-tuition scholarships (i.e., ‘quotas’). More information about transfers for quota students is available here.
The programme webpages also list the terms of competitions for students willing to transfer, the exams that need to be taken, and the relevant assessment criteria.
After students have familiarized themselves with the terms for transfer, they may apply through the online service . As such, a student must complete the online form and attach all of the necessary documents. Please note that this is NOT an official transfer application; these papers are necessary to determine whether a transfer is possible or not. If a student’s request is confirmed, he/she may apply at the programme study office.
For HSE students interested in switching programmes at the University itself, a different transfer procedure is in place
Preparatory Year at HSE aims to help students learn the Russian language in order to subsequently apply to Russian-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at HSE or other Russian universities. Two recent graduates of the programme share their impressions.
In 2018, the Higher School of Economics will launch an English-taught double degree programme in partnership with the University of London in Applied Data Analysis. Graduates will be awarded an undergraduate degree from HSE in Applied Mathematics and Information Science and a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics from the University of London. International applicants are invited to apply online starting November 15, 2017.
On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee. The documents for visa invitation can also be submitted there.
On October 31st, 2017, the bachelor’s programme in Economics taught by HSE in St. Petersburg successfully passed accreditation by ICAEW, a prestigious British association of accountants.
For Sebastian Billy Anggara, a 20-year-old student from Kediri, Indonesia, coming to HSE to study has been like a dream come true. After learning about HSE from his older brother, who is studying international relations in the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, he decided to apply to the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design to do a Bachelor’s in Advertising and Public Relations. Since the programme is taught in Russian, he will first study at HSE’s Preparatory Year to master the language.
HSE Public Administration Programmes Become the First in Russia to Receive International Recognition
HSE BA and MA programmes in public administration have received European accreditation by the EAPAA.
Starting from the next academic year, Bachelor’s students at HSE will have the opportunity to include the courses of a specially designed continuing education project in their curriculum. Those who choose these courses will have additional advantages on the labour market.
Alexander Bespalov, a first-year student in the HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations, was born in Israel to parents who had emigrated from Russia. He recently sat down with the HSE News Service to talk about why he chose to come to Russia for study, the challenges he has overcome, and what he is looking to achieve during his time at HSE.
In 2017, HSE will enroll students in 216 undergraduate and master’s programmes, including over 20 English-taught programmes. The application period for international students to HSE graduate and undergraduate programmes opened on November 1. This year, there are three application rounds. The final deadline is July 1, 2017.
HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on November 15.