HSE University – St Petersburg offers 26 programmes leading to a state-accredited Master’s degree. 20 programmes are delivered in Russian language and also include courses taught in English.

The proportion of English-taught and Russian-taught courses inside curricula varies among programmes.

This means that proficiency in both Russian and English is required to meet entry requirements and to successfully graduate from these programmes. 

6 graduate programmes are fully taught in English.

2 years


120 ECTS

Admissions Tracks

There are three admission tracks available for international applicants, which complement one another.

1. International Admissions

International Applications to the graduate programmes for 2024/2025 academic year will be open from November 1, 2023

  • November 1, 2023

    Start of application submission, review of applications by educational programmes

  • March 15, 2024

    Deadline for accepting applications for Russian government scholarship places

  • August 11, 2024

    Deadline for applications

  • August 15, 2024

    Deadline for portfolio submission

  • August 25, 2024

    Submission of all necessary documents: offer of admission, contract, payment of fees

    • After receiving the contract by email, a signed scan of it must be sent back within 3-5 working days.
    • Contract payment can be done any day but no later than August 28.
  • September 1, 2024

    Classes starting date depends on the chosen programme

2. Competitions / Olympiads 

Graduate international applicants are welcomed to take part in the following competitions (some restrictions apply)

3. General Admission (limited eligibility)

Certain categories of international applicants are eligible to apply for a state-funded or fee-paying place via general admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Entrance exams include a portfolio competition and an interview.

  • The portfolio includes the following documents: CV, motivation letter, at least one recommendation letter; copy of the bachelor's diploma and transcript of records.

How to Apply


Ksenia Khramtsovskaya

Graduate Programmes Coordinator

+7 911 941-32-47 / iadmission-spb@hse.ru