Students about the Programme
4th year student, Russia
4th year student, Russia
3rd year, Nigeria
3rd year student, Thailand
At the beginning, I was studying at Thai university for a month. There I had a lot of opportunities to gain, also a student president of the faculty, I needed to choose whether to keep going to study in the place that can assure me for the bright future at that time or to enroll to the Russian university where I do not even know that it will be good or suit for me. Several months until now, HSE has proved that I chose the right one. Our university is rich of the knowledge resources, incredible students, and professors. The study office will always be right there for you to support as well. They further get all feedback from students in order to strengthen and improve. I strongly believe that my dream job - a diplomat - is going to become true, because I got all I need. This is the genuine quality of the education these days. Besides, we are not only to study in the class but also practice in real such as during the Model United Nations by HSE. All the reasons make me so proud to say where I study, "HSE St. Petersburg - Political Science and World Politics"
2nd year student, Iran
Saint Petersburg is a gem of a city. I’ve always wanted to visit it, but never thought it would be the closest thing I feel to home. It’s filled with museums, cultural centers, entertainments. It’s gorgeous sight in winter and it is a city I have felt safest in.
Lastly, at the HSE International students aren’t treated based on the monetary value, but instead on their academic merit and discipline. Course books are all free in the library, education is incredibly affordable, and even then, there is more room for competitive scholarships!
1st year student, Russia
Upon graduation from high school, as a student eligible to apply to any university in the country, I was under immense pressure of different options falling on me. Much as I searched for a unique BA program, I also looked for quality. Political Science and World Politics fitted me in both respects. Not only does the program offer a wide range of courses unavailable in other institutions, but also it provides numerous opportunities for personal growth. The university overall and the program create the atmosphere of everlasting search for knowledge which was exactly what I was looking for in a BA program. It is also crucial that the skills that the courses help you to develop are applicable in various spheres, which, from my perspective, is a key to student's self-development.
Having studied here for less than a year, I can still readily say that this is what I expected, both in terms of the courses and the atmosphere
1st year student, Belgium
In 2017 a young Belgian girl finished high school with paradoxically still many questions in her head. She then decided to go abroad, discover something else than her dear country and get to know so many newer things. I lived a year in Taiwan and a year in Russia, to discover the culture, lifestyle and language of those countries. I then realized that the world is different under various prisms, and here my interest to understand politics and organization of various countries arose. I applied to universities from around the world and was accepted to many. I searched a while to find the university, which would help me to expand my knowledge and develop myself. And I’ve found it. HSE is exactly this kind of university, open to any culture and interests. I really enjoy studying at HSE. The professors are amazing, always ready to help you, who teach you in an interactive and super productive way. Honestly, studying at high school was boring, but now I’ve become much more active in my study and I developed this thirst of knowledge.