The Additional Call for Fall semester 2024 is closed now.

Webinars on International Academic Mobility Programmes for HSE University - Saint Petersburg Students


Working language: Russian

Recording of the webinar can be found here:

Academic Mobility and DDP


Working language: English

Recording of the webinar can be found here:

Academic Mobility


Slides from the webinar:  

Академическая мобильность (PDF, 7,08 Мб)

International Academic Mobility Programmes (PDF, 6,49 Мб)


Webinar on Pre-Departure Orientation for outgoing students, Fall '22.

Working language: English

Please click this link to learn more about useful tips, important documents, mentally and physically preparations for the upcoming departure.

Application status

The final list of students nominated for Fall 2024 could be found here (upd. 08.05.2024)

As a student of the HSE - Saint 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 — Saint Petersburg partnerships

The Additional Call for Fall semester 2024 is closed now.

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 (PDF, 373 Кб)

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.
  4. A new section has been added to the category of points for additional documents. If the Individual Study Plan includes at least 1 subject in the language of the host university's country/a language course of the host country's language is included at a level not lower than B1= 1 additional point max.

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 to the trusted contacts of your e-mail.
  • If you have received a message from saying you have been selected for the international mobility programme with one of the HSE - Saint 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

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. Bear in mind that the required application package and the deadlines are different for HSE-  Saint 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:

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

Several spots for Master's in Arts and Culture ManagementUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

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

Several spots for Master's in 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia', Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

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

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


To learn more about this programme, please visit the website or send an e-mail to

Apply for HSE - Saint Petersburg DDP via LMS