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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 more than 15 courses and programmes in economics, management, computer science, design, 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 2–4 ECTS.

Language of instruction: English

Russian Studies: Language, History and Literature

1 - 12 July | 15 - 26 July | 29 July - 9 Aug
Modern Russia: Language and Culture - 3-6 ECTS

1 - 12 July 
Soviet History: Russia in the age of transformations - 2 ECTS

1 - 12 July 
Cold War Cultures - 2 ECTS

Social and Political Sciences

1 - 12 July
EU-Russia Relations Today - 2 ECTS

1 - 12 July
Contemporary Russian Politics - 2 ECTS

Computer Science

29 July - 9 August 
Functional Programming

12 - 16 August 
Modern Machine Learning

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We have also continued our 4 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


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:

Email: spbsummerschool@hse.ru

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

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

Hours: 10:00–18:00, Monday–Friday


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Take a look at how it was in Summer 2018: