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Entrance Examinations for Undergraduate Programmes – International Admission for 2019/2020 Academic Year

All international applicants have to pass 2 entrance examinations to become eligible for enrollment. Combinations of exams applicable to each programme. Minimal pass scores are listed in the table below.
 

Bachelor's programme  Combination of Exams Priority Minimum Entry Points
Applied Mathematics and Information Science Mathematics 
Russian Language
1
2
75
60
Economics Mathematics 
Russian Language
1
2
60
60
International Business and Management Studies (in English) Mathematics
English Language
1
2
55
60
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Mathematics
Russian Language
1
2
55
60
Public Policy and Analytics English Language 
Russian Language 
1
2
50
60
Sociology and Social Informatics (in English) Mathematics
English Language
1
2
50
60
Law History 
Russian Language
1
2
50
60
Asian and African Studies Russian Language 
English Language 
2
1
60
60
Political Science and World Politics (in English) English Language
History
1
2
60
50
Philology Russian Language 
English Language
1
2
60
60
History Russian Language 
English Language 
1
2
60
60
Design Art Competition
Russian Language 
1
2
55
55
Physics
Physics
Russian Language
1
2

 

75
60

Russian language, written test, 90 minutes 

Russian Sample test

English language, written test, 90 minutes

English Sample test

Mathematics, written test, 180 minutes 

Math Sample Test 

 Syllabus in Maths

Physics, written test, 180 minutes (in Russian)

Physics Sample Test

Syllabus in Physics

Social Studies

Soon

History, written test, 90 minutes 

History Sample Test 

 Syllabus in History

Undergraduate applicants can choose one of the two forms of examinations:

1. On-campus

Exams are held in St Petersburg. The schedule of exams will be published later. 

2. Remotely

2.1 In-person tests taken by the visiting HSE Selection Commission in applicant's country of residence. The list of countries where HSE University will host the exams will be published later. 

2.2. Online tests (proctoring) are available for the applicants from the countries that HSE Selection Commission will NOT visit; applicants from such countries will receive an email invitation to register for tests. Online tests are based on the HSE eLearning platform and the Examus proctoring application. 

Please carefully read the following guidelines on taking HSE online tests in advance:  Instruction on Examus

Before registering for the tests, mind the system requirements as indicated in the guidelines.

If any problem appear while you are taking online tests in the HSE eLearning platform, please immediately report to the Support Service by sending an email simultaneously to 3 email addresses: elearn@hse.rusupport@examus.netiadmission-spb@hse.ru

In the subject of your email please write 'Your name – problem with tests'.

In the email please indicate your full name, your email that was used to create your Applicant’s personal account, ID of your application to HSE, brief description of the problem. 

Evaluation of entrance tests

Applicants have to select and register for at least two tests that match the combination of entrance exams for a particular programme (see above). If you have applied for several programmes with different combinations of exams, you may want to register for all required tests to improve your chances.

Applicants earn a score for each test; the minimal score is 0, the maximal score is 100.

To become eligible for enrollment to a self-funded (tuition fee) place, you have to earn minimal pass score for each of relevant tests (see above).

Applicants with a high overall score are eligible for the HSE Top Applicant Scholarship (discount off tuition fee). 

Nominations for the HSE Gold Scholarships are based on the overall test score (sum of scores for two programme-specific tests).