December is one of the two months during the year when students can transfer to HSE from other academic institutions. To facilitate this process, HSE University has introduced an online service for those seeking a transfer.
Being thrilled about studies at HSE University - Saint Petersburg, Aikaterini (Katerina) Kandylidou from Thessaloniki, Greece has shared her real Russian experience of how she was enrolled for a popular Master’s degree programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism’, and has given some insights into daily life in Russia.
The scope of academic programmes of HSE St. Petersburg in 2018-2019 include brand new Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees open for international students, who are welcome to apply from mid-November 2017. Starting from November 15, 2017 HSE St. Petersburg's programmes now include 32 new Bachelor's and 19 Master's applications. Furthermore, by December, in terms of geography, applications are now accepted from Central America (El Salvador) to Africa (Egypt) and Southeast Asia (Vietnam), in addition to Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Higher School of Economic – Saint Petersburg took the 6th position in quality of budget-funded admission in the country in 2017 according to the data gathered in the 8th annual monitoring regarding quality students enrolled into Russian higher educational institutions based on the results of Unified State Exam (USE) and Olympiads in 2017 – informs International Information Agency ‘Rossiya Segodnya’.
The Academic Council of the St Petersburg branch of the Higher School of Economics approved a policy providing for fee discounts for the most talented international applicants entering the university in 2017. Discounts will be based on the total score achieved in entrance examinations.
In 2016, HSE – St. Petersburg’s master's programme in Finance was included among a prestigious consortium of European universities on the International Masters in Economy, State, and Society (IMESS) project, thus opening new avenues for cooperation between HSE and well-known universities across Europe. The programme is accredited by the Association of Certified Professional Accountants (ACCA) for Financial Management, and within this specialty has established a double-degree track with University College London (UCL). Master’s programme’s full compliance with the international standards of ACCA, PRMIA (Professional Risk Manager), and GARP (Financial Risk Manager) provides its graduates with excellent career prospects at international companies. Professor Elena Rogova, Dean of HSE St.Petersburg School of Economics and Management and Academic Supervisor of the programme, has talked to HSE News Service about its distinguishing features and the benefits it offers.
Albina Manikeeva, HSE graduate in economics, is vice president for finance at AIESEC, an international student organization. She spoke to us about the opportunities to participate in international study exchange programmes, and professional and social internships.
HSE St Petersburg is to join IMESS double degree consortium. The IMESS consortium voted to approve the proposal for HSE St. Petersburg to join the consortium, through offering a Double Masters Degree (UCL-HSE) in Finance, within the IMESS 'Economics and Business pathway'. The IMESS consortium, which is headed by University College London, consists of 7 other European university partners, including the Moscow HSE campus. This is a great success of our campus and we are proud to be the part of one of well-known international network of universities.