Being a part of the Higher School of Economics, HSE campus in St Petersburg is one of the leading universities in Russia, an international knowledge hub, and a strong research centre in economic, political, social and management sciences.
HSE University – St Petersburg offers 13 Bachelor’s programmes, including 3 fully taught English, as well as 25 Master’s programmes, including 6 programmes fully in English.
Double Degree Opportunities
PhD in 'Global History of Empires', University of Turin
FULL-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Modern and rigourous curricula for great employability or academic career
Comprehensive research under supervision of top international faculty
Truly international community and most friendly on-campus environment
Spectacular city of St Petersburg and state-of-the-art facilities and dormitory
Outstanding pastoral care — feel the difference of a medium-size campus
International partnerships and exchange opportunities with 50+ countries
'The studies are very interesting. I can even say that HSE University is beyond my expectations. I had some fears, but they were not confirmed. The university is located in St Petersburg, which is very beautiful. I think it is a city of history and beauty. But it is also very modern. It represents the perfect balance between modernity and history. I can sincerely say that it is an extremely beautiful city.'
Daniel Onyekachukwu Akabueze, Nigeria
2nd-year student of the Bachelor’s programme 'Political Science and World Politics'
— Kumari Kajal, Pakistan, 2nd-year student of the Master’s programme 'International Business'
'When I came here, I spoke very little Russian. That is why I was quite afraid of how my trip would go. HSE University became a refuge for me in terms of language. HSE University made my life much easier in terms of language—I was able to build friendships and learn a lot.'
— Taş Elif Esra, Turkey, Exchange student
'HSE is an international family for me: I have many friends among Russian and international students, we have unforgettable time together. There are many interesting clubs in the university, they will definitely impress you. I was provided a place in the dormitory with good conditions, everything was beautiful and comfortable. Dormitory heads were very kind and the neighbours are extremely friendly.'
— Yuan Bo, China, Graduate of the Master’s programme 'Strategic Management in Logistics'
'The academic environment is very different from what I am used to and what I have known all my life. At the beginning, it was quite hard for me to adjust, but now I feel way better. The professors here are very helpful. If I do not understand the concept or some tasks, I can meet with them or write to them to get some explanations. My groupmates also help a lot.'
— Clara Momade, Ghana, 2nd-year student of the Master’s programme 'Data Analytics for Politics and Society'
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t speak Russian. How can I apply?
Short answer: you’re more than welcome to apply for our English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes in Social and Political Sciences, Law, History, Oriental Studies, Economics, Management and Computer Science.
Long answer: it’s crucial to pay attention to the language of instruction while applying. Sometimes it might be confusing, when you surf a dozen of programmes of different universities. But we’ve gathered all information about international admissions at HSE University – St. Petersburg here. You can find description of the programmes, application deadlines, entry requirements and other useful information. And don’t worry, if you choose programme taught in English all your entrance trials also will be in English.
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