The new regulations ‘On the Organization of Studies for the 2021/2022 Academic Year’ feature in detail what will change for first-year students in the new academic year.
And the safety measures in place on campus
The regulations include provisions for ‘at-risk’ students, i.e. those aged 18 and older who have not had COVID in the last six months, have not been vaccinated (with a Russian or foreign vaccine), and do not have a medical exemption from vaccination.
First-year students in the 'at-risk' category may attend on-site classes until September 30, 2021. The university will be arranging vaccinations for these students. This means that students applying to HSE University this summer can come to Moscow and obtain all the necessary vaccination certificates on campus.
Students under the age of 18 (and therefore unable to get a COVID vaccine) may attend classes as usual. One month before their 18th birthday, they will be sent a reminder about the need to get vaccinated once they are of age.
All first-year students (with or without vaccination certificates) may move into dorms and rental apartments. HSE University will be organizing a vaccination drive in September for students aged 18 and over who are unvaccinated. Younger students will be eligible for vaccination once they turn 18.