Accommodation for all international students in dormitories is organized by the Student Housing Unit. You can always contact them:
HSE University in St. Petersburg guarantees the provision of accommodation to all international students pursuing full-time (face-to-face) studies, either in its own or rented dormitories.
A list of documents necessary for checking in to a dorm can be found here.
International students must always get registered at their place of residence. You can find out what you need to do if you reside at an HSE University dormitory here.
Students who come to study in St. Petersburg from other towns and are entitled to benefits (in line with Part 4 Art 39 and Part 5 Art 36 of the law “On Education in the Russian Federation”) have priority rights to placement at student dorms.
During their senior years of study (years three through five of Bachelor’s studies and second year of Master’s studies), students living in rented dormitories may be transferred to HSE University-St. Petersburg’s own dormitories. For this, when an announcement for dorm spaces available for move is posted, you need to submit an application with your request for transfer here.
Of course, HSE University-St. Petersburg’s dormitories have rooms for temporary guest accommodation – if your parents wish to visit, you don’t have to worry about their accommodation. However, bear in mind that you should book these temporary spaces as early as possible.