As of June 16, 2020, several changes to Russian migration law have taken effect. Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about visas and registration for international students who are continuing or completing their studies at HSE University.
The Global Scholarship Competition has become a traditional HSE event for international applicants. GSC winners can get full tuition fee waivers, partial scholarships as well as tuition discounts up to 75%, and are exempt from entrance tests.
HSE became the leader of this ranking for the first time, outperforming Moscow State University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and other Russian universities. Universities were assessed on the basis of three indicators, Quality of Education, Quality of Graduates and the ‘Forbes Factor’.
The deadline for international fee-paying applicants to receive an extra 5% tuition discount in addition to their grants and scholarships has been extended until June 30. Here's how Fall 2020 applicants can receive an additional discount for their studies at the undergraduate or graduate level.
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.
The Master's Programme 'Finance' was established at HSE University - Saint Petersburg in 2009. Since then, the programme has received international EPAS accreditation, established double degree opportunities for its students with other universities, and expanded its cooperation with companies in the finance sector. Graduates of the programme have gone on to work in the Treasury Department of Gazprom Energoholding, perform financial analytics at PepsiCo, and start their own business in Chile.
Almost all applicants would like to get a sense of their chances of being accepted to HSE University, without having to wait for the results of their entrance exams and the application process. Now you have the opportunity to do so!
In 2020, HSE University - St. Petersburg will introduce a new English-taught master's programme in International Business. Students will carry out consulting projects at companies and complete internships and mobility programmes abroad. We discuss how the new programme is going to create managers of a new kind.
HSE University – St Petersburg is currently operating remotely. Still, the university team is dedicated to preserving the quality of all academic and administrative processes, and international student admissions is not an exception. Both full-time and exchange programme applications will continue to accepted in the usual manner.
HSE University is becoming more and more popular among international applicants. We have decided to talk with Andrey V. Starodubtsev, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Area Studies at HSE University and the Academic Supervisor of the MA Programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia to learn more about HSE's international admissions.