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Dear applicants,

In these challenging times we would like to reach out to you and update you on the ongoing situation in HSE University – St. Petersburg. In the current context, our primary goal is minimizing the public health risk related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and supporting our community. We are carefully monitoring the situation, and have already taken a number of important measures, including the temporary switch to the online study mode.

Still, we believe that the joint efforts of the global community will help the situation to change for the better soon. We continue to accept applications for Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School which is supposed to be held at HSE University – St. Petersburg from July 6 till July 31, and we are not annulling any of the applications received earlier.

The final decision about the future of Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School 2020 should be made no later than April 16, 2020. 

However, HSE University – St. Petersburg DOES NOT charge payment (neither registration fee nor tuition fee) right now in order to avoid unnecessary stress.

We remain at your complete disposal and always value your questions and feedback. We will keep you duly informed about any updates.

Good health and safety to you, your families, colleagues and communities!

Published on March 17, 2020. 

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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. In 2020 you have the opportunity to choose from 13 courses in Economics and Finance, Data Analysis, Marketing, Politics and International Relations, History, as well as Russian Language and Culture taught by experts from Russia and abroad while receiving ECTS credits. Join us this summer for valuable studies and exciting cultural experiences. Seize the chance to make your summer worthwhile and unforgettable!


Language of instruction: English

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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



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
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 St. 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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