Student Transfer to a Different Degree Programme/Campus
Student transfers at HSE University shall be implemented as per the Guidelines for Transfer of Students of Bachelor’s/Specialist/Master’s Programmes at National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Bachelor’s/Specialist/Master’s Students from Other Academic Institutions to National Research University Higher School of Economics
Transfer from one degree programme to another (with studies under a single programme)
Transfer from one degree programme to another
For studies under one degree programme (hereinafter, a “DP”), a student may transfer from one DP to another, while being at the same time dismissed from the DP, under which the transferring student was initially studying.
May I transfer from one degree programme to another within HSE University while in Year 1?
A transfer of a first-year Bachelor’s student is possible only after Module 2’s examination period (this restriction does not apply to first-year Master’s students) and within the timeframe set by the given degree programme in regards to student transfers. The relevant dates shall be published on websites of each degree programme in the “Number of Students and Vacant Spots” section.
Who decides on transfers?
A student’s preparedness for transfer to a certain degree programme shall be determined by the degree programme’s evaluation committee, whose membership and working schedule shall be approved by the faculty’s dean for one academic year; or by the degree programme’s manager in those instances established in the Regulations for Evaluation Committees of Higher Education Programmes and Evaluation Procedures at HSE University. The decision on transfers shall be made by the Vice Rector in charge of academic affairs.
What factors are important in deciding on a transfer?
A key prerequisite for a student’s transfer is his/her preparedness for studying under a specific degree programme and previous academic performance, as well as the availability of vacant government-funded and fee-based spots for transfer, which shall be respectively determined by degree programmes and will be published at least two times a year on the website of each degree programme, in the “Number of Students and Vacant Spots” section. When making a decision to transfer a student to a vacant government-funded spot, an obligatory condition must be considered: the total duration of government-funded studies should not exceed the period set for studies in the degree programme’s own curriculum, for over one academic year.
Must a student be transferred to a government-funded spot, if they are studying in a government-funded place?
A transfer to a government-funded place is possible if a vacant spot is available under the programme, where the student wishes to transfer, and the total duration of studies under a new degree programme and duration of studies at HSE University as at the date of admission does not go beyond the standard duration of studies under the programme for over a year. Furthermore, the transfer depends on the current competition situation and the availability of the transfer spot after the end of the competition.
Otherwise, subject to passing respective evaluation tests, you may be offered to transfer to a vacant fee-paying spot (if available). A transfer to a vacant fee-paying place will be absolutely impossible if a student has failed in up to two courses, which are considered core to the programme where he/she wishes to transfer.
What courses may be transferred towards a degree programmes to which I wish to transfer?
The results of courses that have the same title and credit value, or that are similar in terms of content, may be transferred. The option for credit transfer shall be determined by a respective evaluation committee.
Transfer to a Degree Programme
Studies under Several degree programmes
For studies under two or more degree programmes, an HSE University student may transfer to another degree programme without being dismissed from the DP, where he/she is enrolled at the time of the transfer
Can I transfer to another degree programme within HSE University during Year 1 (for studies under several DPs)?
Yes, you can. Transfers to another programme (without dismissal from the DP, where you are registered at the moment of transfer) is possible without interim assessment, i.e., before December of Year 1
What must I do to transfer to study under several degree programmes?
You need to fill out the application for transfer and submit it to the programme office of the degree programme, where you wish to transfer. There are no established dates for accepting the application, so they may be considered at any time (as opposed to the transfer from one DP to another DP with the dismissal from your initial DP)
To what place may I transfer?
Transferring to another programme without dismissal from the DP, where a student is enrolled at the moment of transfer, is only possible to a vacant place for transfer for studies on a fee-paying basis
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