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.

Degree Programmes

Double Degree Opportunities

Bachelor's in 'International Bachelor in Business and Economics', University of Rome Tor Vergata
Bachelor's in 'Political Science and World Politics', University of Rome Tor Vergata
Master's in 'Finance', IMESS, ESSCA
Master's in 'Russian Literature in Cross-cultural and Intermedial Perspective', Free University of Berlin
PhD in 'Global History of Empires', University of Turin

How to Apply

Non-degree Studies

HSE University – St Petersburg in Facts & Figures

6,200+ Undergraduate and graduate students
12% International students
9:1 Student-to-faculty ratio
39 Full-time degree programmes
14 Bachelor's programmes
25 Master's programmes

Our unique features — your advantage

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


Student Life

Dormitory and Housing

2017 National Competition Russia’s best student accommodation winner

Student Voices

Find out more about the life of international students at HSE

Life in St Petersburg

Practical information about living in St Petersburg

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.


Arina Kaverina

Undegraduate Programmes Coordinator

Ksenia Khramtsovskaya

Graduate Programmes Coordinator

Anna Tolkacheva

Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator



Room 216, 123 Naberezhnya Kanala Griboedova, St Petersburg, 190068

Hours: 09:30-18:00, Monday-Friday


+7 981 881-03-31 (for Bachelor's programmes)

+7 911 845-50-58 (for Master's programmes)

+7 812 644 59 11 ext. 61583, 61245

Join us on social media

Feel free to contact our partner companies in particular countries worldwide


Russia.Study  Letter of Cooperation

Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UAE

RIBTTES (Student visa services) |



Delius Terra


Baltic Council




Bai Hualin



Kazakh-British Study Center M&K


World of Education |


Orcis Study (also works with students from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan)



IQ Land Servis


Learn about the programmes in other HSE campuses