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Academic Mobility

The objectives, foundations, procedure, conditions, sources of financing, and rules for determining the workload for students in terms of credits and the procedure to account for the results of students’ academic mobility are regulated by the Regulation on the Academic Mobility of HSE Students.

Academic mobility  is the obtaining of educational services by HSE students outside the faculty and campus where they study on the condition that credits are awarded for learning outcomes.

Types of Academic Mobility


Type of academic mobility

Location and means of receiving educational services

Determination of the workload of academic work in terms of credits for students taking part in academic mobility[1]

Academic mobility within the university

a student receives educational services at HSE with transfer to a different campus and full-time study

counting the number of credits indicated in the approved working study plan for a subject chosen by a student

Academic mobility within Russia

a student receives educational services at another university in Russia under any form of study

counting the number of credits indicated on the certificate



International academic mobility

a student receives educational services at an international university with transfer to the location and full-time study

Virtual academic mobility

students receive educational services via online learning platforms and/or at another institution of higher learning by studying remotely (i.e., without visiting the place of study)


Type of academic mobility

Depending on length of study


study by a student outside the main faculty for no more than three months, as well as participation in short seminars, forums, symposia and other forms of scientific and educational cooperation[2], evaluation of participation in which is expressed in credits and shown on a certificate


study by a student outside the main faculty for more than three months


To participate in long-term academic mobility, including in a programme created on the initiative of the student, requires an individual study plan that includes subjects to be studied outside the main faculty.

General regulations for academic mobility:

1)       To account for the results of academic mobility, students should send the dean of the faculty a statement on including the subject (number of subjects) in their study plans (including as elective courses) and/or on transfer of credits and grades received. A certificate should be attached to the application.

2)      Applied credits can be included in the current/cumulative rating indicating differentiated grading, number of credits and number of hours or a reference to the system of educational credits and/or grading in use at the institution that issued the certificate.

3)      To include a subject studied (number of subjects) in the list of subjects on a diploma and/or classified as electives exceeding the number of credits in the core study plan, students should submit a statement to the programme academic supervisor: with a certificate attached.

[1] Upon assessment of the workload of a student’s study plan for a subject as part of academic mobility using ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

[2] Meetings, conferences, conventions, schools, rallies, congresses, etc.



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