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Two Degrees Are Better Than One

HSE University – St. Petersburg is planning to launch two double-degree programmes with the University of Rome Tor Vergata  (ital. Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata).

Here is an outstanding opportunity to get the most out of two fields of study and two universities:  Political Science and World Politics and International Business and Management Studies. The former will be taught at HSE University in St. Petersburg, giving students insight into modern political science and international business and management. The latter will be taught at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where students will investigate modern theories and practices of global management and high-quality training of business analysis, applied mathematics and economic theory.

Thanks to HSE’s collaboration with the University of Rome Tor Vergata, students taking units as part of the  programme Political Science and World Politics will have the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas – Business Administration, Legal Studies, Global Flows or Security and Data Science. Students at our Italian partner university can opt to specialize in either field offered at HSE – St. Petersburg: Policy Studies or World Politics.

Both programmes have a lot in common. However, both universities have their own strengths: HSE offers numerous courses in international strategy and management, and the University of Rome Tor Vergata focuses on business analysis, economic theory and applied mathematics . 

The most attractive feature of the double degree is the opportunity to experience an educational environment of a different kind, and to discover a beautiful foreign city.      

3 is the magic number

Taking courses at either partner university is possible for third-year students at HSE St. Petersburg and Tor Vergata. The language of instruction of both programmes will be English. There are slight differences between the programme curricula. The bachelor’s programme offered at the University of Rome Tor Vergata is entitled, ‘Global Governance’ and lasts for 3 years. Hence, students at HSE – St. Petersburg who opt for this programme will receive their first degree in just 3 years.
Upon their return to Russia, students will continue their studies at HSE to obtain the second degree.

Diploma defense

Degree defense for Italian students will be held by experts from HSE University in St. Petersburg, either via skype or live. All students will be eligible to obtain their degree from HSE University – St. Petersburg at the same time, once they have completed 4 years of study, in keeping with Russian legislation. 

Natural selection

Selection of candidates will take place at the beginning of the second year of the degree programme in both Rome and St. Petersburg. Selection criteria include rankings, English knowledge, and motivation. Special consideration will be given to those students who have knowledge of Italian.

Costs

Students will pay tuition at their home university only- that is, the university at which they are formally enrolled. Studying at Tor Vergata will involve accommodation and food costs for the duration of a student’s visit. There are scholarship and grant opportunities available.