You can apply as a Free-mover student by filling the Application Form. Within the following month 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 15th of May; for the Spring Semester – 15th of October. If you have missed the deadline, please contact us. We will see what can be done (but please bear in mind 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.In-person classes are limited to 60 students per classroom. During classes, it is necessary to comply with the established sanitary and epidemiological requirements (social distancing, mask-wearing, 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 St.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.
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. E.g., a 4 ECTS course costs 36,000 rubles.
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, consider attentively the information about entering the Russian Federation for studying in 2020-2021 during COVID-19 pandemic.