HSE University St Petersburg Winter School is your unique chance to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of winter St Petersburg and gain new knowledge at one of the top universities in Russia.

Take courses taught by leading HSE University professors and receive ECTS credits.


'Russian Winter Fairytale'

January 8 — 19, 2024

From Monday to Friday, 2:20 - 5:10 pm (Moscow time)


3 ECTS, 40 contact hours

The course is meant for those who want to go on a fabulous journey in the world of the Russian language and culture. A two-week intensive course in the Russian language with elements of Russian folklore will help you not only improve your Russian language skills in a short period but also discover a new world of Russian winter traditions.

Entry Requirements



Bachelor’s students, Master’s students, PhD students

Level of education


English proficiency

Up to 250 words

Motivation letter


Registration fee 

3 000 RUB

Tuition fees

'Russian Winter Fairytale' (3 ECTS) — Online: 26 700 RUB      


Additional discount for those who took part in HSE St Peterburg Summer School 2021, 2023
For each participant in a group of students (minimum of 5 participants) from one university
For students from HSE partner universities
For students from Russian universities
For HSE students/graduates


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Email: nondegree@hse.ru

Phone: +7 (812) 644 59 11 (ext. 61593)

Address: 123 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, Saint Petersburg, 190068

Hours: 10:00–18:00, Monday–Friday

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Winter St Petersburg

St Petersburg in the winter season is certainly one of the most fabulous cities in the world. It immerses you in the festive atmosphere. Feel the joy of winter activities and get acquainted with the rich history and cultural heritage of the city on the Neva river.

HSE University St Petersburg Summer School

HSE University St Petersburg also invites applicants to participate in international Summer school. 

Please check a set of courses, registration/tuition fee policy as well as application process on the website