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Paying Tuition and Dormitory Fees

Tuition Payment Deadlines

Tuition payments at HSE University are usually made in two installments during the academic year:

  • initial payment - by August 25;
  • second payment - by February 20.

The deadlines for payment may vary depending on the terms of the educational services agreement signed by a student in the year of his/her admission. Students studying under programmes without state-funded places can find information about tuition deadlines on respective programme homepages.

Payment Installments for Students Admitted prior to the 2019/2020 Academic Year (inclusive)

Students have the right to make installments on their tuition payments for educational services provided under agreements for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Tuition payments for educational services in the 2020/2021 academic year can be made on a monthly basis:

  • from August 2020 until May 2021:
  • in 10 equal installments equal to 1/10 of the tuition fees for educational services for the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • no later than the 25th of each month preceding the next payment period.

Special Discounts for Students Admitted to the University in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Students who have been admitted on a fee-paying basis in 2020 shall have the opportunity to receive a special discount from HSE University if the actual tuition for their studies under an agreement exceeds the cost for studies under the same programme in 2019.

Terms for receiving the discount:

  • provided at the personal request of a student;
  • timeframe for the discount  the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • no conditions are in place for cancelling the discount;
  • if a student transfers to a different degree programme, their discounts will be maintained, however, respective recalculation will be made against the tuition under the new programme;
  • rates of various discounts shall not be added together.

How can I get a special discount?

In order to receive a discount, students must submit an application to the programme office of their degree programme by December 1, 2020. As such, their tuition fees can be recalculated and the difference will be offset against future tuition payments (for the next semester of the academic year).  

Payment Installments for Students Admitted in the 2020/2021 Academic Year

Students admitted in the current year may be provided the right for paying tuition in installments from January 2021 until the end of the 2020/2021 academic year.

Tuition payments for educational services for the second half of the 2020/2021 academic years may be made on a monthly basis:

  • from January until May 2021;
  • in five installments equal to 1/5 of the tuition cost for educational services in the second half of the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • no later than the 25th of each month preceding the next payment period.

If You Opt for Payment Installments

Upon deciding to exercise one’s right to make tuition installments, a student/client must inform HSE University by sending an e-mail to the manager of their degree programme. A scan/photograph of his/her application, as per the format in the attachment to the offer for the signing of an addendum to his/her agreement, should be submitted no later than August 20, 2020.

An original of the application should be submitted to the study office of your degree programme by November 1, 2020.

Useful Advice


  • Payments for tuition and residency in a dormitory can be made at a branch of Sberbank in Moscow. Sberbank does not charge commission. Payments may only be made at a Sberbank payment terminal in Moscow.
  • To make a payment at a branch of Sberbank, print out a blank copy of a tuition and dormitory payment form, as well as read the instructions on filling them out; this information can be found herе;
  • Payment for tuition and dormitory residency can be made using the University’s unified payment system at: https://pay.hse.ru/. Bank commissions are not charged for use of this service.
  • Notifications for residency payments may be collected at dormitories upon payment at Sberbank or its payment terminals.



If you do not wish to receive a dismissal notification, please do not violate the terms of your agreement: pay your tuition on time!


A directive on support measures for HSE University learners and graduate students who pay for tuition on the basis of educational agreements.

An Offer for concluding an appendix to an agreement for paid educational services for tuition installments for the 2020/2021 academic year:



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