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The Asian and African Studies programme, established in 2014, is an intellectually rigorous 4-year programme designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of specific regions of Asia and Africa. It combines intensive language training, multidisciplinary area studies and disciplinary concentrations. Students learn the methodology of the humanities and social sciences and gain experience in conducting independent research. They develop proficiency in two or more regional languages and take a state exam before graduation. Overall, the programme is designed to be flexible, allowing students to tailor studies to their particular interests and career goals with an opportunity to choose a block of elective disciplines (disciplinary concentration) and a minor during the third year of studies. 

5 years
Full-time Programme
350 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Instruction in Russian

Apr 20
HSE SPb Research Day 2018

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2018 


Minor: What Is It and How to Apply?

During the period of 19-22 March 2018, every freshman student should choose a minor to join in the second and third years. HSE explains what is minor and how to apply.

Illustration for news: The Value of Opportunities

The Value of Opportunities

Director of HSE University Saint Petersburg, Sergey Kadochnikov, spoke to us about the value of study abroad experiences and how students can benefit from participating in international exchange programmes.

Illustration for news: Semester Abroad: What? Where? When?

Semester Abroad: What? Where? When?

We invite you to join the webinar ‘Semester Abroad: What? Where? When?’ on September 8th from 13:30 to 15:30 and September 13th from 14:00 to 15:30 (Moscow time).

Illustration for news: HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 29 to June 18 students can vote for HSE’s best teachers of the academic year. This year there is no need to come to the university to vote. Students can submit their scores online via LMS. 

Illustration for news: HSE Students Attend Winter Symposium in Computational Social Science 2016

HSE Students Attend Winter Symposium in Computational Social Science 2016

On November 30 - December 1, 2016,  twelve bachelor’s students from educational programmes in Sociology and Social Informatics, Asian and African Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Economics and HSE lecturers Daniil Aleksandrov, Alena Suvorova, and Ilya Musabirov took part in the Winter Symposium in Computational Social Science held in Cologne.

Illustration for news: Common Goals and Interests

Common Goals and Interests

The EMC and HSE St Petersburg announce that they have signed a strategic memorandum on cooperation. The signing ceremony took place during the international conference ‘Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University’.

Illustration for news: Russian and Japanese Souls Have Something in Common

Russian and Japanese Souls Have Something in Common

On March 11th, 2016, Yoshihiro Yamamura, Consul General of Japan in Saint Petersburg, visited the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. It turned out he loves Chekhov and Tchaikovsky, and took part in a performance on Blok’s works as a schoolboy.