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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!

Vaccination for COVID-19

Contacts and Assistance

HSE St. Petersburg Coordination and Information Centre


International Student Support Office

E-mail: isso@hse.ru

Phone: 8 (812) 644-59-11, ext. 61748

Mobile phone: +7-981-830-15-40

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.


The HSE St. Petersburg administration has issued an order ‘On the specifics of organizing the educational process with the participation of students and postgraduates of HSE University – St. Petersburg in the 2021–2022 academic year’. The order outlines measures to protect students from COVID-19 for the 2021/2022 academic year.
August 27, 2021
In light of the epidemiological situation, the new academic year is to begin in a face-to-face format on all HSE University campuses. Established safety measures remain in place.
August 17, 2021
HSEUniversity — St. Petersburg resumes offline classes and switches over to blended format from March 29, 2021. Sergey M. Kadochnikov, the Director of HSE University — St. Petersburg, has signed the directive.
February 10, 2021
Due to the threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 and in accordance with the decree of the governor of St. Petersburg, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students will study online as from November 16, 2020.
November 11, 2020
HSE University - Saint Petersburg organizes free vaccination for students which will take place from September 14 to October 27. According to Rospotrebnadzor (The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing), Russia is expecting simultaneous circulation of four strains of the flu virus and a new coronavirus wave. This increases the risks to the population health, so preventive immunization is a needed solution.
September 14, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
The restrictions were introduced in March as one of the measures aimed at preventing coronavirus infections from spreading.
July 21, 2020
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, 2020