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Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School is a chance for you to explore one of the most exciting cities in the world while getting high-quality education. Alongside gaining insights into the world of Russian language, history and culture, you will also have the opportunity to choose from 12 courses and programmes in economics, finance, data analysis, social sciences and humanities taught by experts from Russia and abroad, while receiving ECTS credits. Join us this summer for valuable studies and exciting cultural experiences. Combine courses and programmes and make this summer worthwhile and unforgettable.


We offer a wide range of courses, each lasting from 1 to 3 weeks and worth 2–5 ECTS. Design your best summer combining courses and programmes (scroll down for the list of programmes)

Language of instruction: English


July 6  17, July 20  3, August 3 – 14
Modern Russia: Language and Culture (3-6 ECTS)
July 6  17
The Logic of Desire in the Russian Short Story (2 ECTS)


July 6  17  
Soviet History: Russia in the Age of Transformations (2 ECTS)
July 20 – 24
History and Identity of St. Petersburg (2 ECTS)
July 20  31  
Cold War Cultures (2 ECTS)


July 6 – 17 
EU-Russia Relations Today (2 ECTS)
July 6 – 17 
Contemporary Russian Politics (2 ECTS)


July 6  17 
Personal Finance and Welfare Management (2 ECTS)
August 3 – 14 
Financial Risk Management (4 ECTS)


July 6 – 17
Marketing, Advertising and Market Analysis (4 ECTS)

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We have also continued our 2 pre-existing programmes. Each of these programmes consists of 3 to 4 courses, and has its own participation fees and application process, as well as cultural programme and accommodation options.

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



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
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
On a grey autumn day, it is always nice to warm up by reliving memories of summer adventures. This year, the balmy weather did not leave our city till mid-October, and a summer mood also lingered at HSE University – St Petersburg with the IV International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg' which ran from September 11 till October 2, 2018.
November 07, 2018

International Summer University in HSE Moscow

Combine courses from Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School with ones from Summer University and get a glimpse of Moscow!


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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