From January 3 to 20, 23 students from three American universities took part in a special winter programme held for the third time at HSE University – St Petersburg. We asked them many questions, including what they thought about Russia before coming here, what they would take back home, and one of the eternal questions – Moscow or St Petersburg?
What is the right time to explore a foreign country, immerse yourself in a new culture and gain new experience? 'Always. It is always the right time,' says Daria Zima, Coordinator of Academic Mobility Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg. As the next call for application for student exchange programmes is approaching, she answers the most burning questions students often have.
HSE University – St Petersburg undertakes admissions to 12 undergraduate programmes and 17 graduate programmes. The annual tuition fees start from 270,000 rubles ($4,040) and 230,000 rubles ($3,440), respectively.
The Higher School of Economics has made it onto 13 subject and two broader subject rankings in the QS World University Ranking thanks to the university’s achievements as part of the 5-100 Project. In addition, HSE was in the top 100 ranking for three areas – Economics and Econometrics, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology – and it was the only Russian school in the Accounting & Finance 101-150 ranking. As for total number of subject area rankings, HSE was third in Russia after only Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.