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Dear applicants,

Recognising the threat of COVID-19, St. Petersburg HSE Summer School has suspended on-campus teaching scheduled for summer 2020. However, we are delighted to announce that most of the courses will be offered online.

Many thanks to all of those students who have applied for the Summer School 2020 earlier. We understand and respect the decision of those who withdrew their applications. We hope that we will have a chance to welcome them to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg and our campus in the future. 

At the same time, we sincerely appreciate the willingness of those students who are going to join the Summer School from the comfort of their own home. We will do our best to let our students get valuable international experience with the help of modern information technologies. 

The applications are now being accepted by June 28, 2020.  

Please check the page with the answers to the common questions about the online mode of the Summer School 2020. If your question is not covered, please contact us via spbsummerschool@hse.ru

To learn more about HSE University – St. Petersburg's response to the COVID-19, please check here.

Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School Goes Online

What do I need to apply for the Summer School?

You need to fill out the online application form. The form has 5 blocks (Personal Information, Education Background, Work Background, Participation and Course Selection, Additional Info).

The documents you need to prepare in advance:

  • A copy of your passport
  • A motivation letter where you explain why you would like to take part in the course(s)


Language of instruction: English

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Don’t know which course to choose? Take our fun quiz to find out your inner desire!

Other Summer Programmes

HSE University – St. Petersburg also invites applicants to participate in some other international summer schools hosted by university's departments and divisions. 

Please check a set of courses, cultural activities, accommodation options, as well as registration/tuition fee policy and application process on the websites of the summer schools. 

Please note that terms and conditions of summer school exchange agreements concluded between HSE University – St. Petersburg and academic partners abroad do not apply to the summer schools listed above.  

Why Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School?

Most attractive city to go

Unusual & up-to-date electives to choose from

Meaningful and valuable studies

Highly ranked National Research University

ECTS each week to collect

Making new friends from all over the world

Star professors and experts

Local student buddies

Entertainment and activities


Student Feedback


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December 17, 2019
With multidisciplinary topics and an exciting cultural programme, the summer school offers an opportunity to obtain useful skills, explore the city of St Petersburg, and meet new friends from different countries. This year, participants are invited to choose from a wider range of academic fields – from social science and design to data analysis and programming.
March 26, 2019
Summer school means much more than study. 'Better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles', quotes Mathilde Garnier, a student from France. What else did she discover? Read the full story about her participation in Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School.
December 10, 2018

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Summer School Coordinators

Ksenia Antoshko

Email: spbsummerschool@hse.ru

Phone: +7 (812) 644 59 11 (ext. 61593 / 61562)

Address: room 216, 123 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, St. Petersburg, 190068

Hours: 10:00–18:00, Monday–Friday

Daria Zaitseva

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