This week marks the beginning of the winter competition period for Increased State Academic Scholarships. HSE Life learnt about some key changes in the application procedure.
This year the HSE Academic Council has made several changes to the Scholarship Regulations for HSE Students.
Now student performance in subject competitions, Olympiads, and other competitions, which can give students an advantage in HSE admissions, will not be taken into account by the committee in the Increased State Academic Scholarship award process. If a student has won a competition or an Olympiad several times, only his or her highest score or ranking will be credited.
On November 19, 2019 at 16:00 the competition for the Increased State Academic Scholarship opens. Students eligible to receive a State Academic Scholarship beginning in 2020 can apply for the Increased State Academic Scholarship.
The weight of research achievements in the awards procedure (i.e., points given to applicants for excellence in research conducted outside of HSE or any other university) is now worth two times less. The events organised without HSE participation as part of cultural and creative activity are taken into account with a reduced coefficient of 0.5.
The social activity track in particular has undergone significant changes. The preparatory part of the event, which used to spark different interpretations by the jury and participants of the competition, now cannot last more than 6 hours.
Projects that are part of the individual curriculum from now on cannot be included in the application for the increased scholarship, because students receive credits for participation in them. In addition, similar events must be submitted as one.
HSE athletes will be able to apply for an increased scholarship not only for participating in the Championships of the Russian Student Sports Union, but also in all-Russian competitions of the Russian Student Sports Union in various sports disciplines.
The application period for the Increased State Academic Scholarship (ISAS) is now open. International students are also eligible to apply if their tuition is covered by Russian government scholarships (quotas). Detailed information on ISAS applications is below.
The procedure of evaluating students' achievements has also changed. Single, integrated all-university expert groups, represented by HSE students and staff, will be formed. An exception is made only for the research track: the expertise of the local academic community is important in this category, so the evaluation of applications will remain at the faculties.
Students can apply for the scholarship via a special module in LMS (‘Applications for ISAS’) until 16.00, December 9.
Scholarships will be awarded based upon applicants’ portfolio documents uploaded to LMS. Note that you may also add achievements to your portfolio that you do not plan to include in your application but would like to keep for future applications.