How to Apply
There are three pathways to get admitted to the programme:
Pathway 1: International admission
Prospective students interested in applying to the program should submit a portfolio. As the program is taught in English, applicants are required to take a test in English proficiency before they can enroll.
International Applications to the graduate programs for 2023/2024 academic year are open:
by August 14, 2023 – for citizens from countries with visa regime;
by August 14, 2023 – for citizens from visa-free countries.
Apply using the online application form. Detailed information on the specifics of the application process is available here.
Instructions on how to use the application form can be found here. Applications may be submitted in English or in Russian.
Pathway 2: participation in HSE’s international competitions
Foreign nationals can secure a place at our graduate programmes through participation in HSE’s international competitions.
Learn more and register at https://olymp.hse.ru/en/
Pathway 3: general admission (limited eligibility)
Following international applicants are eligible to apply for state-funded (free of fees) place or for a self-funded place at our graduate programmes along with Russian applicants:
- citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kirgizia (national passport must be provided)
- citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine permanently residing in Russia (permanent residence document must be provided)
- Living Abroad Compatriots (Compatriot status confirmation must be provided according to Federal Law N99-ФЗ dated 24.05.1999)
Please check your eligibility before applying through the general admission!
Please note: within the general admission international applicants will compete with Russian applicants. According to our statistics, general admission is much more difficult for international applicants than international admission.
Learn more about the general admission on https://spb.hse.ru/abiturient (only available in Russian language)
You can find more information about international admissions here.