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Final Assessment

The Final State Certification (FSC) at the "Political Science and World Politics" Undergraduate Programme of HSE Saint-Petersburg comprise following state examinations:

  1. final interdisciplinary examination
  2. thesis defence

The Final State Certification Schedule 2021

Examination Date
final state examination June 1
thesis defence June 9, 10, 11

Order on Сonducting of FSC 2021 

Order on State Exam Committees 2021 

Reviewers Thesis Paper 2021


  • Uploading Project Proposal via the LMS system - March 1st, 2021 (23.59);
  • Uploading the final version of the thesis to the LMS (via the dedicated LMS module) - May 17, 2021;
  • Submitting a printed version of the thesis to the Study Office - May 24, 2021*

*Thesis should be submit in hard cover. 

Diploma with Honours


  1. all grades for courses (modules), internships, projects and term papers (projects), which are specified in the diploma supplement, must be either Excellent, Good or Pass;
  2. all grades received during the FSC process are Excellent;
  3. the share of Excellent grades specified in the diploma supplement, including grades provided based on a student’s FSC results, must come to at least 75% for all grades, with the exception of Pass grades specified in the diploma supplement.

Previous Years Final State Certifications

Final State Certification Programme 2020:

Guidelines for Preparation and Defence of Term Papers and Theses 2020

State Exam Syllabus 2020