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Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School Goes Online

When will the Summer School be held?

This year, Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School will be held from July 27, 2020 to August 21, 2020.

What courses do you offer?

We are currently offering 11 courses provided on demand. This implies that the availability of one or another course is finalized at the end of admission campaign (June 28, 2020) in accordance with the existing demand. If the course is cancelled, applicants will be informed about it by July 3, 2020. 

What do I need to apply?

You need to fill out the online application form. The form has 5 blocks (Personal Information, Education Background, Work Background, Participation and Course Selection, Additional Info).

The documents you need to prepare in advance:

  • A copy of your passport
  • A motivation letter where you explain why you would like to take part in the course(s)

Applications are being accepted by June 28, 2020.

How much will it cost?

If students take a single course with 2 ECTS, then it will cost them 20,475 rubles (10,238 rubles per 1 ECTS). Since the cost is calculated in accordance with the number of  ECTS students take overall, the cost per 1 ECTS will be lower if they one more course (8,663 rubles per 1 ECTS). Thus, a single course with 3 and 4 ECTS costs 25,988 rubles and 34,650 rubles, respectively. To learn more, please go here.

How can I pay for the Summer School?

We will be accepting fee payments through HSE Payment Service from June 29 to July 12, 2020.

Which platforms are you planning to use?

We are planning to use Microsoft Teams and Zoom, platforms that have already proven itself to be safe and effective for live online classes.

What time will the classes be held?

We will do our best to ensure that students can attend courses in real-time to have vivid discussions and exchange their views. The time of the classes will be determined later with respect to time zones of enrolled participants. The timetable of the course will be sent to students as the beginning of the course approaches.

How are you planning to change the courses to fit the live online format?

The majority of our courses does already have a fairly online-friendly structure (2-4 study hours per day). We have all been spending a lot of time in front of the computer recently, and our current groups have shown that doing more hours can be challenging.

How are you going to make it fun?

One of the pleasant side effects of going to study abroad is meeting the locals. We have a great team of Erasmus Student Network members, that will meet you online, not only in class, but during quizzes, movie nights and other social events.

Am I getting a transcript upon completion?

Yes, all attendees will receive official HSE transcripts where an amount of ECTS and a final grade are indicated.

What will be the language of instruction?

All the Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School courses will be taught in English except for the 'Modern Russia: Language and Culture' course which is taught in Russian.