Apply as a free mover for Autumn Semester 2023 and full Academic Year 2023-2024


Fact Sheet 2023-2024

How can I apply for the exchange programme if my university is not in the list of the partner universities?

You can apply as a free mover student by filling in the Nomination Form. Within the following month you will receive an email from us with all the further details about your exchange period and a link for the application in Applicant's Online Account (ASAV). You must fill in the form in Applicant's Online Account and if you get accepted, we start the process of enrollment. You can find more information in Application Process.

What are the deadlines for a free mover application?

Autumn semester and full academic year:

Nomination deadline – May 15

Application deadline – June 1

Spring semester:

Nomination deadline – October 1

Application deadline – October 15

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).

What are the tuition fees for free movers?

We expect free mover students to take at least 15 ECTS per semester (3-4 courses). For the free mover each course is charged at a rate of 9,000 RUB per 1 ECTS. For example, a 4 ECTS course costs 36,000 rubles. 

What is the study mode for the 2023-2024 academic year?

Most of the courses are offline with possible online elements. HSE has also a limited number of online intercampus courses. 

Which courses are available for free movers?

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 Catalog and apply the filters to find the most relevant to your study programme courses.

How to apply for the Russian student visa?

For the Russian student visa application, you need to receive an invitation letter from the university. More detailed information could be found in Invitation Letter and Russian study visa. Please read carefully the information about entering the Russian Federation for studying in 2023-2024.