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Submitting International Certificates to Enter the University

Foreign undergraduate programmes applicants are now able to evaluate international certificates in English and mathematics. The opportunity is open for those who enter paid places in a competition for foreign citizens. Read more to learn the steps of evaluation.

What international exams certificates can be evaluated?

In English language:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS);
  • iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE);
  • Business English Certificate Higher (BEC H).


  • Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB or Calculus BC;
  • Advanced Level (A-Level) Mathematics or Further Mathematics;
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) (Mathematics, standard level, higher level, further mathematics, higher level).

Conversion Chart for English

Conversion Chart for Mathematics

How long are the exam results valid?

All the certificates issued after September 1, 2018 are valid for admission to the HSE.


How to use your certificate

Register your HSE Applicant's Account and get an identification number.

Please send a message which indicates an international certificate you obtained and the number of points you scored to the moderator from your personal account. Then attach a copy of the certificate in your personal account.

If you have a Cambridge certificate (CAE, CPE, BEC H), you must provide a Candidate ID number and a code number (four digits). This information can be found in the test registration confirmation letter or at the test center.

Warning: the certificate must be submitted to the HSE no later than August 28, 2020.

International certificate or HSE internal exam: what to choose?

If you have already passed the HSE exams, but the results turned out to be lower than the results at your certificate, then you can still use the certificate evaluation option. In other words, you can pass both internal and international exams - and then choose the better result.

If you have already registered for the HSE's internal exam, but then decided to use an international certificate instead, you have to send a message to the moderator at your HSE Applicant's Account about canceling the registration for the exam.