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HSE to Recognize International Certificates from Foreign Applicants

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.

Applicants have to take exams in math and/or English if they wish to apply one of HSE’s six English-taught programmes (or for any of over 40 undergraduate programmes at the HSE Moscow campus). Detailed information on the application procedure, tuition fees, scholarships and grants can be found on the Admissions website.

Ivan Prostakov

HSE Vice Rector

‘Recognition of international certificates for foreign students applying to HSE is not only an important gesture towards those willing to study at HSE; most importantly, this change is a sign of the university’s ongoing internationalization. In fact, we are doing the same as our international partner universities, which accept international students not only based on international exams, but even national ones, including the Russian Unified State Exam.’
Sergey Yakovlev

Director of ICEF

‘Recognizing the results of international exams for undergraduate applicants is a common practice among all leading universities in the world. Now HSE also provides such opportunity and is happy to welcome even more international students from around the globe.’

The following international exams are recognized

 

English language:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 
  • iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), 
  • Business English Certificate Higher (Bec H).

Mathematics:
  • Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB или Calculus BC, 
  • Advanced Level (A-Level) Mathematics or Further Mathematics, 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) (Mathematics, standard level, higher level, Further mathematics, higher level).

Period during which exam results are valid

To apply to HSE, students must submit a certificate received no earlier than September 1, 2017.

How to use your certificate

First, register in the international applicant’s Personal Account and get an ID number. Then, apply for recognition of your certificate, using the form that will be made available on the website. Send the application to Int_exam@hse.ru and wait for a notification that this application has been accepted.

Applicants should then send a request to the organization that administers the international exam for the certificate to be sent to HSE at: 13 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Building 4, Room 112, Moscow, 101000, Russia, Valeria Kupina. Alternatively, certificates can be sent to HSE via email at Int_exam@hse.ru.

For Cambridge certificates (CAE, CPE, BEC H), please provide your Candidate ID and code number (four digits). This information can be received at the test centre or found on your exam registration confirmation.

 Please note that certificates must be submitted to HSE no later than August 20, 2019.

Conversion of exam results to HSE grades

All international exam levels and grade scales are recalculated on a 100-point scale used in HSE admissions. Conversion charts for each exam are available on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

International certificate or internal HSE exam – what should I choose?

Applicants who have already registered for an internal HSE exam but who then decide to provide an international certificate instead should notify the moderator in their Personal Account to cancel the exam registration.

If you have already passed HSE exams, but their results are lower than what the results would be based on your certificate, you can use the certificate recognition procedure. In other words, you can take both internal and international exams and then choose the higher result.

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People have already submitted their applications to Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes at HSE University. So far, students from 113 countries have expressed their interest in studying at HSE University. For the 2019/2020 academic year, HSE University is offering 10 Bachelor’s programmes and 31 Master’s programmes taught entirely in English. The strongest applicants will be eligible for full or partial scholarships. For Master’s programmes, applications will be evaluated on the strength of the portfolios that can be submitted online via an applicant’s personal account on HSE University’s website.