Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes 20 English-taught Master’s programmes.

Modern HSE was founded in 1992 by leading Russian economists and government reformers to promote economic and social change in Russia by educating a new generation of economists and inspiring new ideas in the public and private sectors. In the past decades, the university has rapidly grown from an economics school into a well-renowned research university that now has more than 35,000 students and 4,000 faculty members on campuses in four of Russia’s most important cities. The university boasts some of the country’s finest academic departments and research centers in economics, management, sociology, public policy and computer science. HSE is home to the most cutting-edge programs and faculties in Russia, which include the country’s first Urban Studies department. In 2014, in partnership with Russia’s leading internet company Yandex, the university opened the Faculty of Computer Science to train future generations of computer programmers and engineers.

International Since its very beginning, HSE has been an internationally-driven university. It now has partnerships with more than 130 universities and research organizations, in the form of exchanges, double degree programmes, and summer schools. The university’s faculty and research operations have become increasingly international and its students now represent more than 60 different countries.

Diverse HSE offers the largest number of English-taught Master’s programmes in Russia. These programmes range from public policy to business to area studies and all prepare students to become leaders in their chosen fields. In order to attract the best students, merit-based scholarships and stipends are awarded to qualifying candidates.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the ground-breaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to postgraduate studies, with top departments and research centers in a number of international fields.

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Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg ... [+]

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from all over the world come to Moscow for English-taught courses with HSE’s top professors. Courses focus on the politics, history, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia, and also include computer science, mathematics, social sciences, the humanities, and Russian language.

Students design their own study plans based on their interests and the number of credits they wish to earn. Special modules are offered at HSE’s St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod campuses, so that international students can experience Russia’s three cities in one summer.

Dates: June 20 – August 20, 2018

Fee: 150 USD per academic credit (more information)... [-]

Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg
June 2019
2 - 8 weeks
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Russian language training for international students seeking to enter Russian-taught bachelor's and master's programs. ... [+]

For international students who want to study in Russian-taught bachelor’s or master’s programs but have limited or no prior knowledge of the language, Preparatory Year provides intensive training.

After covering the foundations of Russian, the program is divided into tracks devoted to humanities, economics, and technology and engineering. On successfully completing Preparatory Year, students can apply for full-tuition scholarships to HSE’s Russian-taught programs.

Duration: October 2017 - July 2018 (32 weeks)

Deadline: August 17, 2017

Fee: 135,000 rubles

Students who complete the program possess:

Sufficient Russian language proficiency to study in their chosen undergraduate or graduate program and the ability to communicate in professional and social situations ... [-]

Russia Moscow Saint Petersburg South Korea Seoul  + 1 More
October 2019
32 weeks
Higher School of Economics

Semester in Moscow offers a wide array of courses across disciplines. Russian language training is available at all levels, and students can also enroll in HSE’s Russian- ... [+]

Opening all of HSE’s English-taught programmes to visiting undergraduate and graduate students, Semester in Moscow offers a wide array of courses across disciplines. Russian language training is available at all levels, and students can also enroll in HSE’s Russian-taught courses if their command of the language is strong enough. The programme places students in the heart of Russia’s capital, giving them the opportunity to explore Moscow’s many dimensions.

Dates: Spring Semester: January – June 2018 (orientation session starts on January, 9) | Fall Semester: September – December 2018 (orientation session starts on August, 22).

Fee: 3000 USD per semester

Credits: 24-30 ECTS... [-]

Russia Moscow Saint Petersburg
August 2019
1 - 2 semesters

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