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The programme is founded on a practical focus, proposing both traditional training methods focused on research and developing practical skills related to applied history. On the one hand, the programme focuses on preparing students for work in the public sphere right after graduation. Other objective implies that the programme produces graduates with strong background for further academic career: it trains students in new historical approaches and methodologies that will make them successful in application to PhD programmes.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


Applications Open for 2017 International Admissions

On November 1, applications opened for 2017 admissions to undergraduate and graduate programmes at HSE. This year, a new online application system has been introduced to simplify the procedure for international applicants.

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov gave Key Note Address at the opening of the X Siberian Studies Conference

October, 24 Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov gave Key Note Address “Headman's outrage: towards the anthropology of emotions and affect in Northern Siberia” at the opening of the X Siberian Studies Conference "Passion for Life: Emotions. Feelings and Perception in the North and Siberia” 
The conference is organized by the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Russian Academy of Science (Kunstkamera) and Russian Geographical Society (24-26 October 2016)

International Students Can Now Apply to HSE through a Simplified Procedure

HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on November 15.

Users Can Now Get Free Certificates for Taking HSE Courses on Coursera

Thousands of learners now have the opportunity to obtain free certificates for taking HSE courses on Coursera.

1 mln

users signed up for HSE courses through Coursera and Russia’s National Open Education Platform

Banking Cards for HSE Students

HSE has gradually begun transitioning payment of scholarships to Sberbank cards. Cards will initially be issued to first-year Master’s students. From November 2016 Scholarship payments for first-year students will be transferred only to Sberbank cards.

Research seminar: MIT anthropologists Heather Paxson and Stephen Helmreich on microbiopolitics and science

On October, 3, at 6 p.m. the Center for Historical Research organizes a scholar seminar with participation of Professor Heather Paxson and Professor Stefan Helmreich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).

HSE St Petersburg Fosters an International Education Environment

HSE in St. Petersburg is often warmly referred to as a ‘big family’, so it’s nice that this family is particularly multinational. Students from 40 countries currently study at HSE St. Petersburg, and have the opportunity not only to gain new knowledge and valuable skills in intercultural communication, but also to make friends from all over the world.

HSE St. Petersburg Welcomes International Students!

Starting from Monday, August 29, new exchange and full-time international students will arrive on campus within Common Arrival Days that will be followed by Orientation meetings at Kantemirovskaya ulitsa and end up at the magnificent Sibur Arena with the HSE Day 2016 on September 3.

HSE E-mail for Students

At the end of August, all freshly enrolled HSE students will get HSE e-mail addresses. They will be able to get their addresses at their initial meetings with programme office staff*. We’d like to inform you more about the opportunities that come along with HSE e-mail.