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HSE International Student Admissions to Continue as Usual for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

HSE International Student Admissions to Continue as Usual for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

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In the event of unfavorable conditions or border closures due to the pandemic, HSE University will be organizing online learning with mandatory support from professors for newly enrolled international students. To do this, the University has all the required infrastructure.

HSE University will be able to ensure the full-scale implementation of programme curricula online thanks to the digital solutions and services available for for all students, regardless of their citizenship and degree programme (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels). Moreover, all students have an approved curriculum that can include a remote learning option so that it is possible to complete the coursework online until students are able to arrive at HSE campus in St. Petersburg after the restrictions have been lifted.

Maxim Khomyakov, HSE University — Saint Petersburg Deputy Director

Maxim Khomyakov, HSE University — Saint Petersburg Deputy Director

All over the world, the year 2020 is marked by uncertainty and need to promptly and flexibly respond to the challenges. Many international applicants are concerned about the start of classes and the format of the educational process in 2020/2021. We constantly monitor the situation in Russia and the world, and we intend to provide all our students with quality education in the safest conditions for them. We plan to start the educational process for undergraduate and graduate programmes in September 2020 (except for a few master’s programmes that regularly start in October). Should the circumstances dictate, the educational process may start in a distant mode – the University has all the required tools and competencies for that.

Since March 17 of this year, the entire University has transitioned to distance learning and provided students with free access to select educational software. Mandatory support from academic supervisors and professors involved in HSE courses, as well as memos and news published regularly, provide support to everyone within our academic community.

Admissions to HSE’s Bachelor's and Master’s programmes are now open. International students can apply online. To learn more about HSE University — Saint Petersburg, its admission process, or life in Saint Petersburg, please visit International Admissions website, or contact the Admissions Coordinators at: iadmission-spb@hse.ru

Undergraduate applicants can take mock exams online to evaluate their chances of being accepted.

HSE University — Saint Petersburg maintains the information page about distance learning and regularly updates the section 'Coronavirus Live St. Petersburg' to keep in touch with its students and professors.