How To Get A Scholarship - All You Need To Know

Scholarships are an excellent and pleasant addition to the educational process for all students, but, unfortunately, not everyone is aware of all the opportunities that HSE provides. Anna Samoilova knows them all.

How To Get A Scholarship - All You Need To Know

Center for Scholarship and Charity Programs within Higher School of Economics is engaged in issuing scholarships for budget funded students and those on the contract.

In the article we will focus mainly on additional scholarships for HSE students. Because there is a lot more chances of receiving a reward for a good study!

Scholarships for undergraduate budget funded students


Increased State Academic Scholarship for special achievements in educational, research, social, sports, cultural and creative activities. It is a financial support for active students.

The amount of scholarships per month depends on the direction of activity. The minimum value of 3000 rubles.

This scholarship is not only for budget funded students, but also for students studying under contracts at the expense of HSE.

You can find out the criteria here (also available in English): 

Personal scholarships of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia

Scholarships of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science (named after A.A. Voznesensky, E.T. Gaidar, D.S. Likhachev, A.A. Sobchak, A.I. Solzhenitsyn, V.A. Tumanov) (For scientific (literary, research) achievements during the period of study at Higher School of Economics in the field of student activity).

It ranges from 400 to 2000 rubles.

This scholarship is for full-time students with high academic results.

Moscow Government Scholarship

For students of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of undergraduate (specialists) budget funded students. Areas of focus: Informatics, Mathematics and Psychology. (Bachelor's: 2nd-4th year;

Specialists: 2nd-5th year; Master’s: 1st and 2nd years)

It accounts to 6 500 rubles per month.

To read details:

Scholarships for both undergraduate budget funded students and those under contract

The Silver Nestling

Perhaps this is one of the most famous awards at Higher School of Economics. Any student can participate in it. The ceremony itself is a beautiful bright show with awards and various performances.

The amount of the scholarship is 10 000 rubles per month during the entire period of study at the HSE. Candidates for scholarships are nominated by HSE teachers for successful study and research.

You can read success stories here and become the next silver nestling:

HSE scholarships named after outstanding scientists

For budget and commercial undergraduate students of the 3rd and 4th year of study (read here:

Candidates are approved by the Academic Council of Higher School of Economics.

The amount of the scholarship is from 20 000 rubles per month.

Scholarships from foundations and partners are also presented at Higher School of Economics

Oxford Russian Fund Scholarship

For Russian undergraduate full-time students of the 3rd, 4th and 5th courses studying in the following research areas: anthropology and ethnology, archeology, journalism, history, art, cultural studies, political science, regional studies and international relations, law, psychology, sociology, philology, philosophy, digital humanities, economics, ethics, religious studies.

It accounts to 10 000 rubles for the Moscow campus and 7 000 rubles for branches.

Read more here:

Scholarship Alpha Chance from Alpha Bank

This scholarship can be interesting for winners of the final stage of the All-Russian Olympiad for schoolchildren and winners of the interregional Olympiad for schoolchildren "Vyshaya Proba" (Diploma of the 1 degree).

In addition, if you are a first-year student, and studied at a regional school, then this chance is for you: prepare your portfolio, write an essay and get 10 000 rubles per month during the next two academic years.

How to prepare:

Scholarship of the Lukoil Foundation

For the 3rd, 4th year undergraduate students whose average grade point for the last semester is at least 9.5.

It ranges from 2500 to 3000 rub per month.

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Gazprombank Scholarship

For the best students who have distinguished themselves in educational and scientific activities.
The amount of scholarships is 40 000 rubles per year (paid at a time).

3 scholarships: 2 scholarships for students of Faculty of Economic Sciences, 1 scholarship for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students from Faculty of Law.

Scholarship candidates are nominated by scholarship commissions of faculties.

Scholarships and grants of the President and the Government

Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (in priority areas)

For full-time students in the field of modernization and technological development of the It is assigned to students who have shown outstanding abilities in educational and scientific activities (victories in Olympiads, scientific articles, etc.)

It accounts to 7 000 rubles per month.

To know details:

Scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation (in priority areas)

For undergraduate students in the specialties corresponding to the priority areas of economic development.

It accounts to 5 000 per month.

To know details:

Let's hope this article has been helpful to you. Studying should be interesting, and along with fascinating studies you can get a nice bonus in the form of a scholarship!

Text by
Anna Samoilova