About HSE

An International Student Mobility Programme at HSE University - Saint Petersburg is an opportunity to study at the Best Young University in Russia in both online or offline mode for a period starting from 3 months to a full academic year. The programme provides you with the high-quality education in a QS Top-100 university, international campus with students from over 67 countries onboard, international student support network, pre-arrival guidance and a chance to experience the vibrant life of Saint Petersburg - World’s Leading Cultural City

We Are:

  • Russia's #1 Young University that makes difference

  • Top-100 of world's best universities in Economics & Management, Political and Social Sciences, History and Math

  • Modern campus in the heart of world's most cultural City of Saint Petersburg 

  • Welcoming, inclusive and safe environment that motivates to achieve and excel

  • International community representing 67 countries

  • A caring team of experienced International Education professionals 

HSE in Rankings

We Offer:

  • Face-to-face, online or hybrid learning mode

  • Module, semester or year-long programme 

  • Refined selection of undergraduate and graduate level courses in English and Russian

  • Rich cultural programming and great time in the bohemian city of Saint Petersburg

  • Throughout administrative and academic support 

Latest news

There are a lot of opportunities for international students to come to our campus for a semester under the mobility programme. Anh Ngo Quang is an exchange student who came from Foreign Trade University in Vietnam. At HSE University-St Petersburg, he is studying International Economics. Read about the student’s impressions of the campus in St Petersburg, HSE students and teachers, how Russian and Vietnamese education differ and what Anh Ngo Quang’s plans for improving relations between Russia and Vietnam are in the interview.
May 30
On May 18, 2023, HSE University and the University of Technology Malaysia signed an agreement on scientific and educational cooperation at the XIV International Economic Forum ‘Russia—Islamic World: KazanForum’. The agreement was signed by HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov and UTM Vice Chancellor Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail.
May 19
HSE University-St Petersburg actively continues to develop ties with Indian universities, expanding the pool of its partners for mobility and academic exchange programmes.
May 16
The term 'language barrier' refers to any difficulties that arise when speaking a non-native language. Almost every person studying a foreign language has experienced this unpleasant phenomenon. The reasons for this problem include a fear of the unknown, a fear of mistakes, embarrassment because of one's accent, a fear of being misunderstood and much more. All of these problems are a psychological component of the language barrier. In this article, foreign students from different countries share their experiences and help foreign applicants overcome their fears.
April 21
If you are an international student, there is a good chance that there are some things you do not know about the university you applied to. It can be hard to adapt to a new place, new people, and—most importantly—a new educational system. That is why we asked Yesuigen Tsogjavkhlan, 2nd-year student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Public Policy and Analytics’, to share five things she wishes she had known before coming to HSE University-St Petersburg.
April 18
Students who come to a new country often do not know where to start, what to do first, who to turn to, and so on. In such situations, HSE University-St Petersburg and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) help international students adapt by providing buddies. ESN is the biggest student organisation in Europe that helps students integrate into the local society better. Buddies are local student volunteers who help international students and make their life at the university easier.
April 05