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About

Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School is a chance for you to explore one of the most exciting cities in the world while getting a high-quality education. We offer you an opportunity to combine different courses from various fields of studies — Economics, Finance, Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Data Science — and receive ECTS credits while gaining insights into the Russian world. Join us in summer 2021 for valuable studies and exciting cultural experience!   

2018 Est.

COURSES IN VARIOUS ACADEMIC FIELDS

160+ STUDENTS

TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS
AND CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION

79% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMME
AND LOCAL STUDENTS SUPPORT

Our participants students share their impressions of studying at Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School.

Courses


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Russian language and literature

Modern Russia: Language and Culture (3 ECTS) | June 28 –July 9, 2021 | July 12 – 23, 2021

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.

Russian Literature: the Logic of Desire in the Russian Short Story (2 ECTS) | July 5 – 16, 2021

Study the great works of Russian literature in the city that inspired so many of them.


HISTORY
History

Russian History, Art, and Culture in the 20th Сentury (3 ECTS) | July 5 – 16, 2021

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
Politics and International Relations

EU-Russia Relations Today (2 ECTS) | June 28 – July 3, 2021

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.

Russia’s Identity in World Politics (2 ECTS) | June 28 – July 9, 2021

The course aims to take an in-depth look at Russian politics understood as the conjunction of culture, society, and civilisation.

Contemporary Russian Politics (2 ECTS) | July 5 – 9, 2021

Russian politics might seem a riddle for many observers. However, this course sheds the light on different aspects of Russian politics and policy.


FINANCE
Finance

Empirical Finance (4 ECTS) | July 12 – 23, 2021

Сombining financial econometrics and risk management, this course is meant to empower students with quantitative approaches and techniques to analyse investment and financial decisions.

Financial Risk Management (4 ECTS) | July 12 – 23, 2021

The course offers students a set of practical instruments to identify, analyse and mitigate financial risks.


BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Business and Management

Design Thinking for Innovation in the New Post-Pandemic Reality (2 ECTS) | June 28 – July 2, 2021

Meaning a holistic approach to creative solutions, design thinking fosters a culture of innovation and helps generate new ideas.

BRICS in Global Economy (2 ECTS) | July 5 – 9, 2021

This is a big picture course delivered in one of the most beautiful cities of BRICS member-countries – Saint Petersburg.


DATA SCIENCE
Data Science

Data Science for Marketing Analytics (4 ECTS) | June 28 – July 9, 2021

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. 

Russian Language and Culture (6 ECTS) + Russian Literature (2 ECTS)

Russian Language and Culture (6 ECTS) + Russian History (3 ECTS)   

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. 

Applications are open by May 30, 2021 | Format to be announced by June 6, 2021

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.

Entry Requirements

18+

Age 

Bachelor’s students, Master’s students, PhD students

Level of education

B2+

English proficiency

Up to 250 words

Motivation letter

Fees

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.

Procced to Payment

Accommodation

In the days when in-person tuition was a common thing, Summer School students could settle into Saint Petersburg by booking their accommodation at one of the university’s dormitories. Given that in 2021 the Summer School is being held online, accommodation option has become out of relevance. We are keeping our hopes up for getting things back to normal when we can resume accommodating our students at HSE Dormitories in Saint Petersburg.

F.A.Q

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. 

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News

On August 21st, Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School, which has been taking place since 2017, came to a close. This year it moved online due to the pandemic. 44 participants from 18 countries, including France, Ireland, the USA, the Philippines, China, and others were joining Zoom during four weeks. The organisers of the Summer School were happy to welcome students of 15 HSE partner universities such as Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, King’s College London, Sciences Po Lyon, University of Basel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and others.
August 31, 2020
HSE University – Saint Petersburg Summer School offers a wide range of courses corresponding to different students’ interests. However, Summer School is not only about studies: eventful programme, exploring the Cultural Capital of Russia during the white nights, meeting new friends from all over the world – this is not a complete list of reasons to participate in St. Petersburg HSE Summer School.
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

Contacts

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Email: spbsummerschool@hse.ru

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

Address: Office 216, 123 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, Saint Petersburg, 190068

Hours: 10:00–18:00, Monday–Friday

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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