The Higher School of Economics is one of the top universities in Russia and one of the leaders in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in economics and social sciences. Since 2013, HSE has been a member of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.
Our students come from all over the world to study in English or Russian in Bachelor's, Master's, and non-degree programmes. Most of our international students study at our campus in Moscow, a true global capital, and interact with some of Russia's brightest scholars in our classroms and research labs. If your idea of learning involves combinining theory and practical experiences, HSE could be the perfect place for you.
International students enrolled in fee-paying places of HSE Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in 2017 are eligible for tuition fee discounts. Moreover, discounts will be offered to participants of HSE student competitions and graduates of HSE Pre-University programmes, as well as those potential students who have graduated from the University’s partner schools.
In the quickly changing dynamics of the world economy, having impeccable grades is no longer enough to secure a good job. A practice-based Master’s programme in Finance from The Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg might be exactly what you need to have your career take off.
In March and April, an HSE Olympiad competition for students and graduates took place in Russia and other countries, including the USA, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Vietnam. About 9,500 people registered for the competition, an increase of 25% over last year. One-third of all participants were HSE students and graduates. The winners of the Olympiad will be at an advantage when applying for HSE’s Master’s programmes corresponding to the competitions they participated in.
Application for Recognition of Foreign Credentials
Foreign credentials are accepted in English or Russian. If your credentials are not in English or Russian, please have them translated into either language. Please note that after arriving at HSE, your documents will need to be officially translated into Russian.
Please be sure that the information that you enter on this page correctly corresponds with the information on your original documents and any translations.
You will need to upload scanned copies of the following documents:
1) Original foreign degree or qualification and any supplements
2) Original identity document/passport
3) Russian translation of foreign degree or qualification and any supplements
4) Russian translation of identity document/passport
The entire set of scanned documents must be uploaded as a single PDF file.
Any documents that are in English may be submitted without a Russian translation.
You may also submit any additional evidence of training by attaching scanned documents that confirm your participation. If these documents are not in English or Russian, they should also be accompanied by a translation into either language.
Low-quality and non-readable document scans are not accepted and will delay the recognition process. If this is the case, we will notify the applicant by email.
A preliminary decision on recognition will be sent to the email address indicated in the application.
The final decision on recognition will be made after the scans have been verified against the original documents.