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Go East! DAAD Scholarships for Students from Germany at HSE this Summer

We are delighted to announce 7 scholarships for students from Germany who wish to enroll in HSE Moscow’s Summer University as part of the DAAD programme Go East.

HSE joins universities from across Eastern Europe and Eurasia in welcoming students from Germany for short-term summer study. Since 2003, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has enabled students to study in the region to broaden their exposure and build strong language skills. This is the third year that German students can study at HSE Summer University through Go East.

DAAD Go East scholarships are valid for partially tuition cost, however, scholarships recipients can choose to extend their studies at HSE. They are welcome to take more Summer University courses by paying the regular tuition fee or registering for other HSE summer schools.

This is what SU participants with DAAD sholarships from last year tell about their experience:

Katya Railjan
Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences
 

   I am a second-year undergraduate, studying management and psychology in business. It was very interesting to come to Russia, because my parents are Russian. I was actually born in Kazakhstan, although I had never been to Russia before. At my university I was not able to find a suitable internship or exchange programme, but then I turned to the DAAD programmes where I learned about the Summer University at the Higher School of Economics. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to come for the entire time – my training in Stuttgart was still taking place in July – but the courses I took in St. Petersburg and Moscow were very interesting and useful.

I selected three courses – Demographic Development of Russia and Post-Soviet Countries, Critical Perspectives on International Business, and Challenges to EU-Russia Economic Links. All of these subjects were quite new for me. I was interested to learn about the nature of building and running a business in Russia and the development of Russia's energy sector. It is obvious that starting a business in Russia and conducting business in Germany are two very different things. I'm glad that I know something about this now, because I don't rule out the possibility that in a few years I’ll be working at a company that cooperates with Russia. I am interested in human resource and personnel management, and in addition to knowledge management, this work requires an understanding of people's psychology, including that which is related to cultural and national characteristics; this can only be understood from inside the country.
Michael Beckers

University of Cologne

 
Compared to bigger universities, it’s very interesting that the teachers and organizers here take a personal approach to students. I didn’t really expect this. Here I took a course on Russian language and a course called A Glimpse of Russian History. I’m a Bachelor’s student in Slavistic studies and Music Sciences, which cover Russian history and literature. I’ve been studying Russian for two years already, and communicating with Russians here has helped me to make great progress.

The history course also introduced me to quite a few interesting facts about Russia. In Germany, we study only one century of Russian history, so here I learned a lot. I want to say longer in Moscow, so I’m going to be an exchange student at HSE, although I haven’t chosen the programme yet. I think I might choose courses in Russian language and literature.