Since March 7, HSE University has cancelled all outbound academic mobility programmes in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection. Here we post the answers to the most important questions students have about the protective measures. Information will be updated. The list of most affected countries after arriving from which people need to self-isolate was expanded on March 16. Check the information below.
It is possible to opt for an individual distance learning curriculum. In order to choose this option, you need to write a request to your programme study office. Note that students may not take exams remotely.
You can send your request and receive approval for an individual curriculum via e-mail.
Yes, the university has cancelled all international outbound mobility programmes. The ban includes all countries except Russia.
The agreements have been stopped unilaterally in order to ensure the safety of HSE students.
In this case, each day of your staying abroad will be treated as a day of absence with all the usual consequences (for example, in terms of accumulated absence assessment and not showing up for exams without a valid reason). In addition, your individual curriculum would not be approved and your tuition fees would not be reimbursed.
To avoid violating the quarantine regime, leaving the country is not recommended. In the event you still decide to travel, we recommend informing the study office or the international student mobility centre.
The ban has been introduced for an indefinite period, until further notice. We can definitely say that it will last until the end of the semester. Meanwhile, we have not stopped preparing for fall semester programmes.
Yes, the ban includes inbound mobility as well.
Since the situation varies from country to country and is constantly changing, there are no standard recommendations. Students should first take into account the recommendations by their host universities and the country’s authorities: if classes have been cancelled, or it is recommended to leave the country, then it is, of course, better to return home.
In this case, it’s essential that you inform the study office of your programme, which will work with the International Student Mobility Centre on all the necessary procedures, including financial ones, if additional costs are incurred.
Yes, you will.
Save all the papers that confirm any non-refundable expenses. For example, if you’ve paid for a dorm, obtain an official paper from the host university to refund the money you’ve spent. A special committee will start considering such cases in the near future.
Decisions will be made on a case by case basis; however, it is imperative that you contact the study office of your programme as soon as possible.
This decision depends on the foreign host university, but HSE University is negotiating the possibility of transfers being made possible in all cases that arise. Some partner universities have already supported this initiative.
Yes, all applications will be considered. The decision to lift the ban on outgoing and incoming mobility in the fall of 2020 will be made by the HSE administration pending the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection.
To avoid violating the quarantine rules it is recommended not to leave the country. If you do decide to travel, you are advised to inform your programme study office about your departure and return dates.
If the student lives in a dorm, the dorm administration must also be informed of the departure and return dates.
After returning to Russia, the student must inform the programme study office about it and self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
Self-isolation means that a person stays in their apartment or house ensuring minimum possible contact with others for at least 14 days. Leaving the house is only permitted in the event of emergency at off peak times.
In case of dorms, students must notify the dorm administration in advance of their return, so that the conditions for self-isolation are prepared prior to the student's arrival.
Student should contact the programme study office, agree on a curriculum and continue studying in the proposed format.
You can find out which countries are currently on the list by calling the Moscow Government hotline by phone +7 (495) 870-45-09. As of March 16, the list includes USA, UK, all countries of the European Union, all non-EU European countries, Ukraine, Belarus, Iran, China, and Korea. If you do not speak Russian, please ask your buddy or classmates for assistance in finding this information.
Students who arrive from any country before June 30, 2020 must inform the programme study office and the Centre for International Student Mobility.