Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg

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programs taught completely in English
double degree programs delivered jointly with foreign universities
scientific centers and laboratories
Bachelor's programs
Master's programs
PhD student schools
international students

National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg is the St. Petersburg campus of the leading research university in Russia. Its expert and project activities cover a wide variety of fields, from economics and management to design and philology. The HSE University campus in St. Petersburg holds leading positions in Russia in the field of socio-economic sciences and humanities.

Four campuses – one university. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, and Nizhny Novgorod

Popular fields of study

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Media Communications
  • Design
  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics

VK – vk.com/hse_spb
Telegram – t.me/spbhse

Tuition fees per year

Bachelor's programs – from 3,800 USD

Master's programs – from 3,100 USD

PhD programs – from 6,000 USD

Aspects of the Learning Process

  • Individual learning path: elective and optional courses
  • Minor is an additional specialization supplementing the major (MagoLego for Master's studies)
  • Compulsory subjects related to digital literacy and the English language
  • The opportunity to spend one or two semesters at a foreign university under the international academic mobility program
  • Project-oriented disciplines and internships at the university’s industrial partners

International Summer School HSE University – St. Petersburg

The Summer School offers foreigners the opportunity to

  • get acquainted within a short period of time with the learning process at HSE University – St. Petersburg and the best courses in finance and economics, political science and international relations, design, and media communications
  • immerse themselves in the world of a wonderful urban culture: river and canal tours, exploring the old center of the city, visiting Peterhof and other architectural masterpieces

While studying at the Summer School, participants are accommodated in the dormitory of HSE University – St. Petersburg.

Duration: 2 weeks – 1 month

Russian Language and Culture course

Depending on their proficiency level, candidates can attend the beginner course (А1-А2) or improve their language proficiency (В1-С1).

Classes are conducted at the university buildings or online, depending on the study mode. Those wishing to apply for participation can get various discounts, including the Early Bird discount and the group discount for students of the same university.

Apply for the International Summer School 2024

The Ways to Enroll at HSE University – St. Petersburg

1. In 2024, HSE University – St. Petersburg offers 160+ state scholarships from the Russian Government for foreign citizens

State scholarships are awarded by the HSE University’s Selection Committee based on the recommendations of educational programs. The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee.

  • For Bachelor’s degree applicants – based on the results of entrance exams
  • For Master’s degree applicants – based on the portfolio competition and the interview with the educational program

2. Olympiads

  • The International Youth Olympiad and Vysshaya Proba – for Bachelor's degree applicants
  • Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project from the Global Universities Association and Top League – for Master's degree applicants

Successful participation gives international applicants the right to study at the university for free in a chosen field of study using the Russian Government scholarship.

3. Partial grants for foreign citizens

The grants covering 25-70% of the tuition fee are awarded to foreign citizens based on their total score in the entrance exams or the portfolio competition.

4. Applying through Rossotrudnichestvo

You can get a quota place if you apply on the website education-in-russia.com and undergo selection at the Russian House in your country.

In 2024, HSE University – St. Petersburg offers 35 places to apply for through Rossotrudnichestvo.

Nota bene! To get a quota place at HSE University, you should also pass entrance exams at the university.

To apply for participation in the HSE University's competition, you should register in the International Applicant's Personal Account and upload the document package. You can take entrance examinations online and offline. Registration in the Personal Account will be available from November 1, 2024.

Admission Office

+7 981 881-03-31 Bachelor’s programs
+7 911 941-32-47 Master’s programs
+7 911 845-50-58 WhatsApp, Telegram
VK – @hsespbinternational
Telegram – @hsespbinternational

Comfortable living and study environment

  • International students having a state scholarship from the Russian Government are accommodated in the dormitories of HSE University – St. Petersburg
  • Students, who study on a contract basis or have partial study grants, have the opportunity to get accommodation in the university dormitory as well
  • HSE University has very comfortable educational buildings with up-to-date infrastructure, including libraries, canteens, cafés, and co-working spaces

Extracurricular student life at  St. Petersburg HSE university offers:

  • Language and national clubs, cultural festivals
  • Case study clubs, the entrepreneurship center, debate clubs, Model UN
  • The student council, advisors, scientific communities, and many other things

We care about your career

Every year the Career Center of HSE University – St. Petersburg holds a whole series of career events for students such as Career Week, Higher School of Career, Orientation Week.

In cooperation with the partner companies, the Center specialists help students build their future career paths, give consultations, and unite students and employers.

HSE University is ranked among the Top 250 of QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022, which shows high demand for graduates

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