‘The Admission Process Was Very Easy and Stress Free’
International admissions are now open at HSE University. A number of international applicants have already passed all of the selection rounds and successfully enrolled in Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes. HSE News Service spoke with several students about their reasons for choosing HSE University and their experience applying to the University.
Nana Adjoa Konadu Attiah, Ghana, Master’s in Applied Social Psychology
I decided to study at HSE University in Moscow because it’s an outstanding university with very good world rankings—it ranks very well in Psychology, which is my field. It also offers a large number of scholarships which make the academic journey affordable and gives students with financial difficulties the opportunity to study.
I like the fact that HSE partners with other Universities all over the world. I believe that this gives you the opportunity to expand your scope of knowledge as well as explore other institutions and countries. It fosters a good academic relationship, which is important for further studies and research.
I chose Applied Social Psychology because I’ve always had a keen interest in the social aspect of psychology and the role it plays in shaping the individual’s behaviors, thoughts and emotions. I expect to gain immerse knowledge that would facilitate my career as a Psychologist.
The admission process was very easy and stress free. All the information I needed could be found on the HSE website and all the steps I needed to follow were well outlined, which made things simple.
I personally commend HSE for making the admission process as simple as possible. It’s wonderful to join the HSE family.
Wang Jiaxuan, China, Master’s in Economics and Economic Policy
I was an exchange student in Saint Petersburg State University in 2019, which gave me a great opportunity to get to know this awesome country, Russia. During my stay in Saint Petersburg, I got to know HSE University and decided to apply to its master’s programme and study economics there.
HSE is definitely a top tier university in the field of economics. It has the greatest Economics faculty in Russia, both academically and administratively.
I chose the Master’s in Economics and Economic Policy and got in. Before the programme officially starts, our faculty, Faculty of Economic Sciences, has already organized several online meetings about the overview and the preparation for studying in the programme. I’m so thrilled about the classes that’ll start in the fall.
Farangiz Djuraeva, Uzbekistan, Bachelor’s in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communications
I was looking for a university in Moscow which could offer internships, more practice, and an opportunity to do research. HSE met all my requirements, so I decided to apply to HSE Moscow.
There is a variety of advantages of studying in HSE. Firstly, only competent professors teach students there. Secondly, different exchange programmes are available. Finally, students can do research at the University.
I am extremely interested in learning foreign languages. That's why I have chosen Linguistics as my major. I hope the teachers of HSE Moscow, the atmosphere there, as well as research opportunities will help me improve my English language proficiency and master a new foreign language.
Even while still applying for my programme, I fell in love with HSE University. I couldn't imagine that admission process could have been so easy. Many thanks for those who managed it in such an easy and comfortable way.
HSE University welcomes applicants from all over the world and offers not only different levels of study, but also different formats in English and Russian, online and offline. International applicants can apply for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in a separate admissions process for foreign applicants and receive scholarships with full or partial tuition fee coverage.
When applying to a Bachelor’s programme, including five English-taught programmes in Moscow, it is possible to submit international certificates you have received in English and mathematics, such as IELTS, TOEFL, A-Level and other international exams and they will be recognized by HSE University, so taking entrance exams in relevant subjects will not be required.
Undergraduate applicants can test their chances of admission now by taking mock tests. Master’s applicants also have the opportunity to get a preliminary assessment of their portfolio and communicate with their programme of choice online.
To learn more about HSE University, its admission process, or life in Moscow, please visit International Admissions website, or contact the Education & Training Advisory Centre. The staff are happy to advise applicants and their parents via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone +7 (495) 531 00 59, or WhatsApp +7 (916) 311 85 21, as well as on social media in Russian and in English: Vkontakte, Facebook, Telegram and Instagram.