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Practical training

General information

Practical training is a form of educational activity during studies under a given degree programme, with learners completing certain types of tasks, related to their future professional activities and aimed at building, consolidating, and developing practical skills and competencies specific to the respective degree programme. The goals and objectives of practical training shall be attained through the implementation of PTEs. The implementation of practical training for HSE students is provided in the module of the study plan of the educational programme, that is titled "Internship".

The procedure for organizing and conducting PTEs of HSE students is regulated by Regulations on Practical Training of Students under Core Bachelor’s, Specialist and Master’s Programmes at HSE University 

You can also read about the organization of internship at the HSE in the academic handbook at the link

The conditions and features of the implementation of PTEs provided by the curriculum of the study plan of the educational programme "Finance" are described in Practical Training Programme_MiF (for intake 2021).

You can learn more about the preparation of Master's dissertation in the document "Guidelines for Master Dissertation" on the page "Final State Certification".

Practical training elements (PTEs):



Number of ECTS credits and academic hours

Period of realization


Term paper

5 (190 ac.h.)

During an academic year, final version upload in June



3 (114 ac.h.)

Elective, not later than module 3 of year 2

Work experience internship

12 (456 ac.h.)

Module 3 (individual cases should be coordinated in advance)


Master's dissertation (preparation)

16 (722 ac.h.)

During an academic year, defence in June

Final version upload in May

*The mandatory project activity is 3 ECTS credits. Within the framework of these credits, it is possible to take any number of projects. During "Barcamp", which will take place at Module 4 of year 1, special projects for our programme will be presented. If you take only one project that weighs more credits than required, it will be considered your mandatory project. All additional projects will be counted as optional (on top of the main programme of 120 ECTS).

Work experience internship

Types and terms of Internship

Internship supervisor and a place of internship, deadlines for choosing a place

Documents and defense


Term paper

General regulations

Key dates (to be updated)

Checking for plagiarism and posting on the corporate website

Proposed topics for term papers, 2021/2022 academic year: