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Dear friends,

On this page, we have compiled all the latest updates related to the coronavirus outbreak for HSE community members. The page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Take care of yourself and stay safe!

Contacts and Assistance

HSE St. Petersburg Coordination and Information Centre


Lydia Koshkina, Head of the International Student Support Office

E-mail: lkoshkina@hse.ru 

Phone: 8 (812) 644-59-11, ext. 61748

Mobile phone: +7 911 229-46-79

Address: Room 215, 123 Kanala Griboedova Embankment, St. Petersburg

HSE St. Petersburg Medical Office


Olga Ostrovskaya, Head of the Medical Office

Phone: +7 905 280 95 10

Address: Room 115, 17 Promyshlennaya Street, Saint Petersburg

Information about the Medical Office (in Russian)

NB! If you experience any signs of infection disease  (fever, cough, etc.) seek medical help at home by calling a medical professional. Please do not visit any medical centre!

Psychologist's Office

At the Psychologist’s office, students and employees can get counselling and psychological support. 

Distance Learning

Office of Degree Programmes HSE – Saint-Petersburg provides organisational and methodology support for teaching and learning. 

Useful Information

Memo: New Requirements for Visiting HSE Campus in St. Petersburg

The new academic year 2020/2021 to start offline. Due to the epidemiological situation, the University introduces new rules.


This fall HSE University – Saint Petersburg resumes most classes in person. The state borders of the Russian Federation remain closed for entry of most foreign citizens except for five countries (Abkhazia, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, and Switzerland). For those students who are unable to enter Russia the university will arrange online instruction.
August 27
Classes will begin on-campus on September 1 (for some graduate programmes on October 1), and wearing masks in university buildings and dormitories will be mandatory for all students and teachers. HSE University will arrange online learning with mandatory support from professors for newly enrolled international students who are currently unable to travel to Russia.
August 21
The restrictions were introduced in March as one of the measures aimed at preventing coronavirus infections from spreading.
July 21
Starting September 2020, some courses will be offered to students at all four campuses simultaneously. HSE University Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin explains how the studies will be organized and why the University is introducing these changes.
July 09
Approximately six months before the introduction of restrictive measures, the Laboratory of Cultural Economics at the St. Petersburg campus of HSE began a study of how Russian and foreign museums conduct their online educational activities. The researchers released their initial findings in late January 2020, having managed to “take the temperature” of this market before the pandemic hit. Professor Valery Gordin and Research Associate Irina Sizova explain what it was like before the coronavirus crisis and how it will look afterwards.
May 27
Maria Shvets, psychologist of the HSE Psychological Counselling Centre gives some advice on handling relationships and conflicts during self-isolation.
April 14
Distance learning at the university will resume on April 6
April 03
All HSE students and graduate students will have the week from March 28 to April 5, 2020, off. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov has signed the relevant order.
March 27
Five questions to discuss with yourself
March 24
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov signed the order 'On Measures to Support Students Living in Dormitories'.
March 20