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National Research University Higher School of Economics → Administrative Departments → Degree Programmes Department → Studies Administration Office → HSE Academic Handbook

HSE Academic Handbook

Do you know that…

  • You can obtain transcripts of your academic records, as well as references on your education in Russian and English at your study office.
  • Valid English exam certificates can be accepted at HSE.
  • HSE graduates receive the Diploma Supplement (Supplement to Degree Certificate) — an official document that facilitates recognition of national higher education certificates in Europe and confirms students’ qualifications.
  • You can view your timetable online or in a mobile app and receive notifications about timetable schedules.
  • International academic mobility enables students who study abroad to have their credits transferred.
  • Over 1300 HSE students have worked as teaching assistants for 1000 teachers while making some money and gaining important skills.
  • Fake medical certificates, plagiarism, cheating and fraud are considered serious violations and may result in expulsion.

Timetable HSE Buildings

 

Academic calendar 2017/2018

The academic year is divided into four parts called 'modules'

Modules / vacations Classes / vacations Exams
Module 1 September 1 — October 23 October 24 — October 29
Module 2 October 30 — December 21 December 22 — December 31
Winter vacations January 1 — January 8  
Module 3 January 9 — March 25 March 26 — April 1
Module 4 April 2 — June 17 June 18 — June 30
Spring vacations May 1 — May 9  
Summer vacations (except for graduates) July 1 — August 31  
Summer vacations (for graduates) July 1— August 5  

Class schedule

Daily classes are held in double periods of two academic hours.

First class:
9:00 — 10:20
Forth class:
13:40 — 15:00
Seventh class:
18:10 — 19:30
Second class:
10:30 — 11:50
Fifth class:
15:10 — 16:30
Eighth class:
19:40 — 21:00
Third class:
12:10 — 13:30
Sixth class:
16:40 — 18:00