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Student Transfer to a Different Degree Programme/Campus

Procedures for student transfer are prescribed by the Guidelines for Transfer of HSE Students and Students of other Educational Institutions to HSE

Who do I contact if I want to transfer to HSE from a different university?

Contact the Dean’s Office/Study Office of the faculty where you want to study.

What documents do I need to transfer to HSE from a different university?

  • Passport and certificate of citizenship.
  • Request for transfer to HSE (addressed to the Rector)
  • Copy of the grade book indicating study loads (in hours) of completed courses (all copies and transcripts must be stamped)

Can I transfer from a different university to the first year of study?

Yes, you can

Can I transfer to a different degree programme within HSE during my first year of study?

Only after completing Module 2

Can I transfer from a fee-paying place at a different university to a state-funded place at HSE?

No, it’s not possible.

Will I be transferred to a state-funded place if I study on one now?

Only if your programme of choice has any state-funded places vacant. Otherwise, you will be offered a fee-paying place.

Who decides on transfer requests?

Transfer requests are reviewed by the Evaluation Committee of the faculty, and the final decision is up to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs.

What factors can influence the transfer decision?

The primary considerations are

  • the student’s preparedness for the given degree programme
  • previous academic performance
  • vacant state-funded places

 To compensate for differences in the respective curricula or repeat any failed academic components, the transferring student will be issued an individual curriculum (IC). IC defines course sequence and examination deadlines.

What is evaluation-based transfer?

Students may be evaluated by reviewing their previous academic performance, by conducting an interview or by any other means prescribed by the faculty. If there are not enough places to transfer all the students who submitted their transfer requests, students will be evaluated on a competitive basis to select the most qualified for the given degree programme. Evaluation and selection procedures are described in the Guidelines for Transfer of HSE Students and Students of other Educational Institutions to HSE.
If the evaluation reveals that some courses cannot be transferred or haven’t been undertaken by the student yet, an IC will be drawn up.

What previously completed courses can be transferred?

General courses in the field of humanities and socioeconomic sciences, including the four mandatory ones, are transferrable to HSE.

Optional courses previously completed by the student are transferrable to HSE without additional evaluation.

If the student is transferring to the same or similar degree programme, courses in the field of mathematics and natural sciences prescribed by the university and optional courses selected by the student are transferrable to HSE. Any curricular discrepancies in the respective programmes must be compensated with an IC.

In case of transfer to an unrelated degree programme, HSE independently compiles a list of courses to be completed and determines their study loads.

How do I transfer from one degree programme to another within HSE?

Intra-university transfer from one degree programme to another is carried out at the student’s request. The Evaluation Committee of the faculty to which the student is transferring then decides what courses must be completed to account for curricular differences.

The student ID card is corrected accordingly, signed by the dean and stamped.

What documents will I receive if my transfer to HSE is approved?

Students whose transfer to HSE is approved receive a standard certificate. They submit this certificate, along with a dismissal request, to the university where they’re currently studying to collect an academic transcript and a certificate of education based on which they were originally admitted.

How soon is a transfer directive issued?

In case of transfer to a fee-paying place, the academic transcript and certificate of education are collected, and an agreement for paid educational services is concluded. The transfer directive is then issued within 3 calendar days from receiving a confirmation of payment under the agreement.

For transfer to a state-funded place, the transfer directive is issued within 3 working days from receiving the academic transcript and certificate of education.

Can I attend classes before receiving the necessary enrolment documents (student ID card)?

The dean of the faculty may decide to admit the student to studies before receiving all the original documents.

Bylaws for further reference:

1) Guidelines for Transfer of HSE Students and Students of other Educational Institutions to HSE
2) Directive No.501 of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation 'On Approval of the Procedures for Student Transfer from one Higher Education Institution of the Russian Federation to Another' dated February 24, 1998 (as revised on February 15, 2010).



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