An International Student Mobility (Student Exchange) programme is an opportunity for the students from the partner universities to study at HSE University - Saint Petersburg for a period starting from 3 months to a full academic year.
First of all, you should reach out to the International Office/Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility office/ QTEM department at your home university. There you will receive information about the requirements, terms and conditions for an exchange programme with HSE University - Saint Petersburg.
Secondly, your coordinator from your home university will fill out our Nomination Form in order to provide us with the details on your intention to study at HSE University - Saint Petersburg.
Thirdly, after being nominated, you will receive an email from us with all the further details about you exchange period and a link for the application in Applicant's Online Account. You must fill in the form in Applicant's Online Account, afterwards we start the registration process. You can find more information in Step 1. Application Process.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Semester and Full Year mobility programme is May 15; for the Spring Semester – October 1. The application deadlines: Fall Semester and Full Year - June 1; application deadline for Spring Semester - October 15. Please note that the deadlines are also defined by the sending university and they are prior to the dates mentioned above. If you have missed the deadline, please contact us and we will see what can be done (you should take into consideration that obtaining a Russian Study Visa may take up to 1,5 month).
All students and graduate students are allowed to take offline classes at the university, except for those in isolation due to illness or contact with a coronavirus infection. During classes it is necessary to comply with the established sanitary and epidemiological requirements (social distancing, sanitization of hands, etc.). University-wide electives will remain online. The final decision on the format of the classes is made by the academic supervisor of the study program.
As an international student at HSE University - Saint Petersburg, you will be able to choose from a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in English and Russian language. Please check the HSE Course Catalogue and apply the filters to find the most relevant to your study programme courses.
Participants of exchange-based programmes (bilateral, E+, QTEM) usually pay their tuition fee to their home university and do not pay tuition fee at HSE University - Saint Petersburg. We expect students to bear the airfare, accommodation and living expenses.
For the Russian Student visa application you need to receive an invitation letter. More detailed information could be found in Step 2. Invitation Letter. Please read carefully the information about entering the Russian Federation for studying in 2022-2023.