About HSE

An International Student Mobility Programme at HSE University - Saint Petersburg is an opportunity to study at the Best Young University in Russia in both online or offline mode for a period starting from 3 months to a full academic year. The programme provides you with the high-quality education in a QS Top-100 university, international campus with students from over 67 countries onboard, international student support network, pre-arrival guidance and a chance to experience the vibrant life of Saint Petersburg - World’s Leading Cultural City

We Are:

  • Russia's #1 Young University that makes difference
  • Top-100 of world's best universities in Economics & Management, Political and Social Sciences, History and Math
  • Modern campus in the heart of world's most cultural City of Saint Petersburg 
  • Welcoming, inclusive and safe environment that motivates to achieve and excel
  • International community representing 67 countries
  • A caring team of experienced International Education professionals 

HSE in Rankings

We Offer:

  • Face-to-face, online or hybrid learning mode
  • Module, semester or year-long programme
  • Refined selection of undergraduate and graduate level courses in English and Russian
  • Rich cultural programming and great time in the bohemian city of Saint Petersburg
  • Throughout administrative and academic support

Latest news

HSE University-St Petersburg represented Russia at the annual higher education summit EURIE 2024 in Istanbul.
April 12
On March 15, international students from more than ten countries visited an authentic Russian village to celebrate Maslenitsa. This week-long ancient holiday is impossible not to love: delicious pancakes with dozens of sweet and sour toppings, lots of games and activities, and the epic burning of the Maslenitsa doll will not leave anyone indifferent. Let’s recall that day!
March 22
HSE SPB Day has been held at Sevkabel Port in the open air. HSE students were congratulated on the beginning of the academic year by the trustees, faculty deans, and the rousing HSE Dance Club. The first-years had an initiation ceremony, participated in activities from student clubs, and danced to popular songs on the Gulf of Finland. They received well wishes from the professors, representatives of large companies and, of course, student organisations. Find out how the first-years spent the day and what they remember most about the event.
September 18, 2023
HSE University continues to develop its international relations with the best Asian universities. At the request of Thammasat University (Thailand), a special short-term educational programme in ‘Russian Language and Culture’ has been created at the HSE St Petersburg International Office.
July 17, 2023
Armine Abrahamyan studies philosophy at the Russian-Armenian University in Yerevan. She came to St Petersburg under the mobility programme to expand her horizons and live up to her motto of 'never limit yourself'. This aspiration for new knowledge and experiences led her to HSE University-St Petersburg. Armine shared her impressions of the university and explained how studies in Russia and Armenia are different.
July 04, 2023
During the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, HSE University-St Petersburg hosted Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser bin Jasim Al Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to the Russian Federation. In the building on Griboyedova Canal Embankment, the ambassador and an international delegation participated in the opening ceremony of 'Corner of Qatar'.
June 26, 2023