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Transfer from Fee-Paying to State-Funded Tuition

A student may be transferred from fee-paying to state-funded place on the basis of Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Directive No.433 “On Approval of the Procedure and Cases of Individual Transfer from Fee-Paying to State-Funded Places on Educational Programmes of Secondary and Higher Education”, dated June 6, 2013.

At HSE, transfers to state-funded places are regulated as per the Regulations on the Transfer of Students from Fee-Paying to State-Funded Places at National Research University Higher School of Economics.

HSE’s website presents data on the total number of vacant state-funded places and the deadlines for filing applications for transfer from fee-paying to state-funded places. Offices of HSE’s degree programmes publish this data in due time after the end of exam periods of the 2nd and 4th modules and retakes on the programmes’ web pages in the special section “Number of Students and Vacant Places”.

You may apply for transfer to a state-funded place (pending availability) if, firstly, at the time of application, you do not have:

  • any failed assignments and is not studying under a special Individual Curriculum with  repeats of certain courses;
  • any disciplinary measures imposed;
  • arrears for unpaid tuition fees.

and, secondly, you meet the following requirements:

a. all exams in the two most recent  semesters have been passed with the grades “Excellent”, or “Excellent” and “Good”, or “Good”;
b. the student may be referred to one of the following categories

  • orphans or children left without parental care;
  • single-parent citizens under the age of 20 y.o., in case the parent has a Category 1 disability and the average per capita family income is below the subsistence level set in the respective constituent entity of the Russian Federation;
  • women who gave birth during the period of study.

c. the loss of 1 or both parents (legal guardians) or one’s only parent (legal guardian) during the period of study.

Who is entitled to state-funded places at HSE?

Students of HSE, who are citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as foreign citizens and stateless persons, who, in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation, are entitled to studies funded by federal budget provisions, budgets of the regional subjects of the Russian Federation, and municipal budgets, have the right to transfer from paid places of study to state-funded places.

HSE Students – foreign citizens or stateless persons with the right to transfer to a state-funded place at the University

 

Basis

Citizenship (or citizenship status)

Conditions

Documentsconfirmingstatus 

1

Agreement on Partnership in the Field of Education, Tashkent, dated May 15, 1992

Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine

Citizenship of one of the Country Co-signees to the Agreement

Foreign citizen should have a residency permit in the Russian Federation

2

Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Georgia in the Fields of Culture, Science and Education No. 49, dated February 2, 1994

Georgia

Citizenship of one of the Country Co-signees to the Agreement

Foreign citizen should have a residency permit in the Russian Federation

3

Agreement on the Provision of Equal Rights to Citizens of the Country Signees to the Agreement on Deepening Integration in the Economic and Humanitarian Field for Admittance to Academic Institutions, dated March 29, 1996

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Citizenship of one of the Country Co-signees to the Agreement

Passport of foreign citizenship

4

Federal Law No. 99-FZ “On State Policy of the Russian Federation in regards to Compatriots Living Abroad”, dated May 24, 1999

Any foreign citizenship or status as a stateless person and confirmation of status as a compatriot living abroad

Foreign citizenship (or status as a stateless person), documents specified in Federal Law No. 99-FZ, p.6. art. 17

1. Passport of foreign citizenship (regardless of registration at the place of residence), or certificate confirming temporary refugee status, or identification document of a stateless person along with a document confirming that this person is a full-time resident of another state.

2. For different categories of compatriots living abroad:

2.1 for persons who have held Soviet citizenship – a document confirming previous Soviet citizenship;

2.2. for emigrants – documents confirming previous residency in the Russian state, Russian Republic, RSFSR, USSR or Russian Federation, relevant citizenship at the time of emigration from the country, and citizenship or lack thereof at the time of application;

2.3 for descendants/children of compatriots – documents confirming direct kinship back to aforementioned persons.

How is the total number of vacant state-funded places determined?

The total number of vacant state-funded places is determined as the difference between the established admission quota for a given year (i.e., the number of state-funded places established by the Directive of Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and distributed among respective degree programmes by the HSE Academic Council) and the actual number of students studying on state-funded places under a given programme in a particular year of study.

When is data on the total number of vacant state-funded places published?

The deadlines for publishing data about the total number of vacant state-funded places is set every year by the head of the Programme Office/Programme Coordinator within the following timeframe:

  • after the autumn retakes period: October 16 – October 22;
  • after the 2nd module exam period: January 16 – January 22;
  • after the winter retakes period: February 16 – February 22;
  • after the 4th module exam period: July 6 – July 12.

If the deadline for publishing this information falls on a weekend (public holidays), the deadline shall be rescheduled to the first working day after the end of the weekend period (public holidays). Information on the total number of vacant state-funded places can be found on the web pages of HSE’s degree programmes.

How can I apply for transfer to a state-funded place?

You will have 7 calendar days prior to October 29, January 29, March 1, and July 19, inclusive to submit your application.

Please submit your motivated application and other supporting documents, if necessary, to your Programme Office.

If your HSE personal file lacks one of the following documents, your application should be accompanied by (if applicable):

a. documents confirming that you are an orphan or child left without parental care;

 or a single-parent citizen under the age of 20 y.o., in cases when the parent has a Category 1 disability and the average per capita family income is below the subsistence level set in the respective constituent entity of the Russian Federation;

b. documents confirming the loss of 1 or both of the parents (legal representatives).

Your set of documents shall then submitted to a special HSE University-wide Committee, which shall make a final decision on your transfer from fee-paying to state-funded tuition with due consideration of the informed opinion of the HSE Student Council.

Please note:

If you have grounds for transfer to state-funded tuition, but you have not managed to apply within the applicable deadlines, you may submit your application during the following period.

If you meet all the criteria but there are no vacant state-funded places available for the relevant degree programme, unfortunately, you will be unable to transfer to state-funded tuition.


 

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