International Students Invited to Apply to HSE
International admissions for HSE’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are now open. This year, HSE is inviting applications for 80 Bachelor’s and 166 Master’s programmes across its four campuses. A number of programmes are taught in English and offer double-degree opportunities. International students can apply online. Early applications may be eligible for scholarships and tuition fee waivers.
In 2019/20 academic year, HSE will be offering nine English-taught Bachelor’s programmes - six at HSE Moscow and three at HSE Saint Petersburg. There are four double or parallel degree programmes with the University of London and a double-degree programme with Kyung Hee University at HSE Moscow. Two HSE St Petersburg programmes have a double-degree track with University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Furthermore, HSE Moscow is launching a unique programme in Russian Studies which will focus on major characteristics and trends of social, cultural, economic and political development of Russia and its regional diversity
To apply, it is necessary to register online, submit an application and then take distance or on-site exams. Besides, you can participate in International Youth Olympiad and qualify for a scholarship or early admission.
Thirty one HSE’s Master’s programmes are taught entirely in English. HSE Moscow runs 24 English-taught programmes, including three new ones – in International News Production, Russian Studies, and Law of International Trade, Finance & Economic Integration. One new programme will be launched at HSE Nizhny Novgorod – a MSc in Mathematics. HSE St Petersburg offers five English-taught Master’s programmes.
Applications are accepted online. It is necessary to submit a portfolio in accordance with the requirements of each programme. You can apply to 2 programmes at the same time, marking one programme as your first choice. Several programmes are eligible for Russian government full-tuition scholarships. HSE also offers a series of discounts based on the results of portfolio completion. In addition, you can take part in Open Doors Olympiad and gain tuition-free admission to HSE.
Prospective international undergraduate students who submit certificates in English language and math will have them considered in their applications to study at HSE. This opportunity will be made available to applicants for fee-paying slots as part of a special competition for foreign citizens. All the details are below.
HSE is launching a new Bachelor's programme in Russian Studies. While the programme will be taught in English, it is intended not only for foreigners but also for Russian students. Rostislav Turovsky, the programme’s Academic Supervisor, spoke to the HSE News Service about the features of the new programme.
A double degree implemented by HSE and Kyung Hee University in Economics and Politics in Asia was unveiled at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The first enrolment in the programme took place this summer. Participants of the presentation included Lee Jin-hyun, Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; Khan Gon, Vice President of Kyung Hee University; as well as representatives from the embassies of China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia in Russia.
International students have been enrolled in HSE undergraduate and graduate programmes this academic year. About 800 people will study on Russian government scholarships while the rest will pay tuition fees. Compared to last year, the number of international students among first-year fee-paying students has increased by about 80%.
In 2019, HSE will begin enrolling students in undergraduate programmes at two new faculties: the Faculty of Chemistry, and the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology. These faculties will work in partnership with leading RAS institutions where students will be carrying out research.
The high quality of HSE’s Bachelor programme has been recognised by experts on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the headquarters of which are located in the U.S. For more than 85 years, ABET has been accrediting college and university programmes in the applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering and engineering technology. HSE’s Software Engineering programme is the only one in Russia to have received this accreditation.
Graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics at HSE, Andrey Ionov and Lera Starichkova, who have since enrolled in educational programmes at leading international universities, spoke about their love for mathematics, the level of the Bachelor programme at HSE, and admission to foreign PhD programmes.
Last year, Vadim Drobinin graduated from the bachelor programme ‘Software Engineering’. Now, he works in London for an ambitious startup which promises to revolutionise the common internet search. Not the stereotype of the introverted programmer who writes code all night long, Vadim travels frequently, writes a recipe blog, teaches, and gives presentations at conferences all around the world.
HSE and University of London Create a New Bachelor’s Parallel Degree Programme in Management and Digital Innovation
The first intake into the English-taught programme will be in 2018. The programme director, Sergey Efremov, gives us an insight into what students will be studying and where they can find work – not only in IT companies, but also in banks, industry and retail.