You will study at HSE St. Petersburg as a visiting student, so please mind you may need to obtain student visa to enter Russia and start your summer program smoothly.
1. Please check with the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your home country whether you need a student visa to study in Russia and make sure your travelling passport is valid for at least 1,5 years from the planned starting date of your studies at HSE; otherwise the Immigration authorities will reject the application for your visa invitation; we advise to apply for a new passport as soon as possible if it is needed!
2. If you live in a country other than your country of origin, please note that (subject to your home country) you might be not allowed to apply for the student visa in the country of your residence, or additional application requirements may apply (e.g. you might be asked to provide notary translation of your residence permit in the country of application). Please let us know where you plan to apply for the student visa ASAP and check with the Russian Embassy in the country of application.
3. Receive your student visa invitation from HSE St. Petersburg. More information about how to apply for an invitation letter may be found here: https://spb.hse.ru/en/io/invite
Please note that HSE St. Petersburg does not sponsor visas for family members, dependents or visitors. Please check with the Russian Embassy in your home country regarding these types of visas.
4. Come to HSE St.Petersburg and enjoy the program! We are looking forward to meeting you :)