We hasten to inform you that the Summer School is going to be held online in the Summer of 2021.
If you are planning to submit your application, please bear in mind that you are applying for the course(s) to be taught online. Applications are now being accepted by May 31, 2021.
If you have already submitted your application/been accepted, please expect to receive an email with further information regarding your participation.
We had to cancel courses 'City as a Narrative: History, Culture and Identity of Saint Petersburg' and 'US-Russia Relations: Past and Present' because those courses could not be delivered remotely.
We are now offering 11 summer courses. The actual course offerings are available here.
Summer School Team
Our participants students share their impressions of studying at Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School.
Russian language and literature
As a Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev claimed you could not grasp Russia with your mind, but we believe our classes on language and culture will help you get there.
Study the great works of Russian literature in the city that inspired so many of them.
This course is an opportunity to explore diverse aspects of Russian and Soviet technological, economic, and cultural history in the 20th century.
Politics and International Relations
The course for those who would like to learn how EU-Russia relations have been developing during the past decades and what political forces lay behind one or another decision on both sides.
The course aims to take an in-depth look at Russian politics understood as the conjunction of culture, society, and civilisation.
Russian politics might seem a riddle for many observers. However, this course sheds the light on different aspects of Russian politics and policy.
Сombining financial econometrics and risk management, this course is meant to empower students with quantitative approaches and techniques to analyse investment and financial decisions.
The course offers students a set of practical instruments to identify, analyse and mitigate financial risks.
Business and Management
Meaning a holistic approach to creative solutions, design thinking fosters a culture of innovation and helps generate new ideas.
This is a big picture course delivered in one of the most beautiful cities of BRICS member-countries – Saint Petersburg.
This course unlocks a huge range of quantitative techniques to expand your experience in marketing and advertising.
Russian Studies Packaged Offers
If you are eager to learn the Russian Language, we are pleased to invite you to take part in our intensive language course. If taking the two sessions of 'Russian Language and Culture', then you are entitled to choose a supplementary course either in Russian Literature or Russian History which will be free of charge.
Other Summer Programmes
HSE University – Saint 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, registration/tuition fee policy as well as application process on the websites of the summer schools.
Please note that terms and conditions of summer school exchange agreements concluded between HSE University – Saint Petersburg and academic partners abroad do not apply to the summer schools listed above.
Bachelor’s students, Master’s students, PhD students
Level of education
Up to 250 words
If you are not sure whether your university is an HSE University partner or not, please check the list of our academic partners at the link.
HSE University – Saint Petersburg is pleased to offer 5 scholarships to bright and creative minds from around the globe to study at our Online Summer School in 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
IN WHICH FORMAT – ONLINE OR OFFLINE – THE SUMMER SCHOOL IS GOING TO BE HELD?
Even though we had been eager to meet our students in-person in the summer of 2021, HSE University – Saint Petersburg decided to hold the Summer School 2021 online due to the severity of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the uncertainty regarding when the epidemiological situation will be normalised.
International Summer University at HSE in Moscow
Combine courses from Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School with ones from Summer University and get a glimpse of Moscow!
Splendid Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg has always been about sailing along the numerous canals and rivers, visiting palaces and cathedrals, feasting one's eyes on the beauty of drawbridges, and many more. Even though the Summer School students of 2021 will not have a chance to experience our city in-person, we will be offering some fascinating online options on how to immerse oneself in the atmosphere of Saint Petersburg. In the meantime, we are inviting everyone to get a glimpse of the city and the university by watching our VR tour.