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HSE - St Petersburg Pre-Departure Orientation (10.06.2021)

Record of the online Orientation session for outgoing students withtin the HSE St Petersburg partnerships took place on 10 of June 2021.

Presentations On International Student Mobility Programmes

1. International Student Academic Mobility Programmes Application 

2.  Double Degree Programmes Application 


As a student of the HSE St Petersburg, you have a lot of options to get international experience. You may get acquainted with some of these opportunities in details here. As soon as you choose what fits your goals best, we encourage you to go ahead and apply!

Study abroad within the HSE St Petersburg partnerships

The additional call for the international student mobility for HSE - St Petersburg students in Fall 2021 is open from April 13!

We highly recommend starting to prepare your application package in advance. It consists of five required documents and some optional ones which may give you additional points. Prepare a separate set of PDF-documents for each chosen university and submit within the deadline*. It is important to get acquainted with the document which regulates application and selection process - Outgoing International Student Mobility Applications Assessment, Scoring and Selection guide.

Application package. Five required documents

  1.  Formal Application for participation in the exchange program, approved and signed by the  Head of the Study Office and Programme Academic Supervisor. In this document, you can state up to 3 universities you would like to apply for, place them in priority order: the first one is the most desired institution. The list of all partner universities is available on the Study Abroad Destinations page.
  2. Individual Study Plan (rus. "ИУП") for each chosen destination approved by the Head of the Study Office and Programme Academic Supervisor with a minimum workload of 9 ECTS per quarter / 18 ECTS per semester.
    - Check your study plan at the HSE on the website of your study programme or request it from the study office.
    - Check the courses offered for exchange students at the host universities and try to choose those institutions which have a better match with your academic curricula.
    - As soon as you find courses you need at each university, consult with the Head of the Study Office and Academic Supervisor to create an Individual Study Plan.
  3. Motivation letter (free form, approx. 500 words).
  4. Expenses Estimation Form (approximate expenses can be found at NUMBEO). Calculate all potential expenses for each destination.
  5. Language proficiency evidence that meets each host university’s requirements, but not lower than CEFR B2. 
    Confirmation shall be provided in one of the forms as below**:

- A valid International Language Certificate e.g. TOEFL/IELTS/CAE etc. (mandatory, if required by the proposed host university).
- HSE Independent English Test result.
- Language proficiency confirmation from an appropriate authority e.g. authorized test centre, language school, HSE language instructor*** (EN_Europass) etc.
- For languages other than English: a Language Proficiency Form / Europass (ex. German) signed by HSE foreign language instructor***.  

*Dates of the call to be confirmed.

**Students of English-taught degree programmes are awarded B2 level of English language by default and are exempt from this requirement (for English language only) unless they are willing to provide a confirmation of English language proficiency higher than B2 to gain a higher grade for this criteria.

***In case you do not follow the language course at HSE, you may apply for the confirmation at the Department of Foreign Languages.

Application package. Additional optional documents

  1. Up to 4 documents (0,25 point for each) serving as the proof of your extracurricular activities = 1 additional point max.
  2. A document showing your scientific experience such as a publication or proof of participation in a scientific conference = 2 additional points max.
  3. A document stating you have been a teaching assistant at the HSE = 1 additional point max.

HSE – Saint Petersburg policy for student mobility nominations transferring

Official policy for the students who cancel their mobilities in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters.

Apply for HSE - Saint Petersburg campus-specific student exchange

Wait for the results

  • Evaluation of the applications usually takes around one month.
  • Applicants receive a notification via email. Please, always check your spam folder or add outgoingspb@hse.ru to the trusted contacts of your e-mail.
  • If you have received a message from outgoingspb@hse.ru saying you have been selected for the international mobility programme with one of the HSE University St Petersburg partner institutions, please reply and confirm your willingness to participate within the deadline mentioned in the letter. We will nominate you to the partner institution as soon as we receive your confirmation. If you do not reply within the deadline, we will have to offer the place to the next student in the ranking.

Guidelines for the selected students

Before the mobility

Upon arrival to the host institution

Please consider HSE Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov recommenrdations on spring 2021 international mobility programmes

In his statement of 15 December 2020 Vice-Rector I. V. Prostakov recommends you to avoid unnecessary risks, refrain from leaving Russia and join classes at host universities online at least until classes are held offline again.  Please consider this statement carefully. 


Daria Zima

Head of the international mobility office

Dasha Sanochkina


Study abroad within the university-wide agreements

Call for applications within the university-wide partnerships is organized by our colleagues in HSE Moscow twice a year at the beginning of each semester. This option is open for students from all four HSE campuses: Moscow, St Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod. You may apply for up to 3 universities. Bear in mind that the required application package and the deadlines are different for HSE St Petersburg and HSE university-wide calls for applications.

The best way to stay up-to-date with this option is to visit the main website.

If you have any questions you may request a consultation or contact the study abroad team via e-mail: studyabroad@hse.ru

Apply for HSE university-wide mobility programmes

Double Degree Programme (DDP)

It is an opportunity to get two higher diplomas upon successful completion of the study programme. The one diploma is from the home university and another one is from the partner institution. Usually, students spend one academic year at the host university. The courses offered to students at partner university are aligned with the study plan at the HSE which allows the credit transfer.

The number of spots for this programme is limited and students are selected based on their place in the cumulative ranking and GPA.

The list of HSE study programmes and their DDP partners

4 spots for Bachelor's in Political Science and World PoliticsUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

7 spots for Bachelor's in International Business and ManagementUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

4 spots for Bachelor's in EconomicsUniversity of Pompeu Fabra, Spain

4 spots for Master's in FinanceESSCA School of Management, France

2 spots for Master's in FinanceUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

2 spots for Master's in FinanceUniversity of Vaasa, Finland

2 spots for Master's in Applied Economics and Mathematical MethodsLUISS Guido Carli, Italy

2 spots for Master's in Management and Analytics for BusinessUniversity of Pompeu Fabra, Spain

2 spots for Master's in Modern Social AnalysisUniversity of Trento, Italy

2 spots for Master's in Global and Regional HistoryUniversity of Turin, Italy

2 spots for Master's in Comparative Politics of EurasiaUniversity of Trento, Italy

5 spots for Master's in Business and Politics in Modern Asia, Ca'Foscari University Venezia, Italy

To learn more about this programme, please visit the website or send an e-mail to doubledegreespb@hse.ru

Apply for HSE - Saint Petersburg DDP via LMS



Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM), is an international Master’s network bringing together outstanding students, academic partners and international corporations. QTEM develops skills in analytical and quantitative techniques to support decision-making in an international context. 

The QTEM Master programme combines semesters at home university, semesters abroad, and an internship. As a result, by the end of the programme students spend two semesters at home university, two semesters at two universities abroad, and undertake an internship either in their home country or abroad. Students pay their travel and lodging expenses for the international exchanges, but they have no additional tuition costs associated with the QTEM degree.

Only students from the following Master's programs are eligible for QTEM Masters Network:

To be considered, students

  • must have GMAT/GRE score (min 650, 600 in case of the exceptional profile)
  • must have accumulated impressive academic credentials, while taking a high number of analytical courses
  • must be approved by a panel of academic and corporate members