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Regular version of the site

The call for applications in Fall semester 2020-2021 is now over. Information about the next call will be updated soon.

Presentation on international academic mobility programs which we use during both offline and online presentations.

Application Step-by-Step

Step 1. Choose your Mobility Programme and mind the application deadlines:

HSE - Saint Petersburg campus-specific mobility programmes: 3rd wave is open now. The deadlines may vary, the deadlines by the universities are given above. 

HSE university-wide mobility programmes (open for students from all HSE campuses; coordinated by campus in Moscow): 2nd wave is open now

*NB: Check the early deadlines

Step 2. Check out the list of available destinations within each Mobility Programme and make your selection:

HSE - Saint Petersburg campus-specific student exchange destinations (available for HSE SPb students only)

HSE university-wide mobility programmes (open for students from all HSE campuses; coordinated by campus in Moscow)

Step 3. Prepare the required application package: 

  1.  Formal Application for participation in the exchange program, filled by your Programme Office Manager and approved and signed by Academic Supervisor
  2. Individual Study Plan (rus. "ИУП") for each chosen destination approved by applicant’s Academic Supervisor and Programme Office*, with a minimum workload of 9 ECTS per quarter / 18 ECTS per semester.
    *except for applications for mobility under the Double Degree tracks
  3. Motivation letter (free form, 400-600 words)
  4. Expenses Estimation Form (approximate expenses can be found at NUMBEO
  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

*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

6. (Optional) Supplementary documents proving applicant’s extracurricular / research / teaching activities

! You can learn about the evaluation process of the applications and find information on how to gain additional points here:  Outgoing International Student Mobility Applications Assessment, Scoring and Selection guide !

Step 4. Submit your application online

Apply for HSE - Saint Petersburg campus-specific student exchange

Apply for HSE university-wide mobility programmes

HSE - Saint Petersburg DDP application via LMS

Step 5. Wait for the competition results

  • Evaluation of applications takes around 1 Month
  • Applicants receive notification via email

Step 6. Follow the Pre-departure & Post-Mobility Guidelines

The guidelines will be sent to the nominees via email.