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The HSE University is one of the leading world universities listed in all the reputed world rankings: QS, THE, ARWU. Our innovative approach and strive to broaden the horizons of modern science paved us the way into the TOP-100 young universities according to Young University Rankings by THE.

The HSE University has a wide array of programmes available to foreign applicants: 94 Bachelor degree and 182 Master degree programmes. All the students and staff members have various academic development pathways open for them and enjoy full support from the university.

A degree from the HSE University is recognized worldwide. Our alumni have successful careers developing both nationally and internationally. HSE University is in TOP-250 QS Graduate Employability 2022 evaluating the demand for the graduates from the employers, and is the 2nd in Russia in terms of the graduates salaries according to Superjob.

If you are going to apply for a Russian government scholarship for a programme taught in Russian but don’t know Russian language yet, here the detailed instruction for you:

Steps for undergraduate application:

1. Register in Undergraduate personal account for international applicants.

2. Choose an undergraduate programme that doesn’t require to pass an exam in Russian language as a major subject.

3. Pass the entrance exam in major subject and get a minimum score for admission to the Russian government scholarship.

4. Inform the moderator via personal account about your decision to learn Russian language in the Preparatory Year.

Steps for graduate application:

1. Register in Graduate personal account for international applicants.

2. Choose a graduate programme and submit documents for portfolio according to portfolio criteria.

3. Wait the programme’s decision. Russian taught programme has the right to accept or decline your portfolio application in English.

4. In the case of a positive decision during the evaluation of application, your status in personal account will be the following: the candidate is recommended for admission to the programme including one year of Preparatory Year programme to learn Russian language.

Non-degree Studies

Why HSE?

5 campuses: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Online Campus
94 undergraduate programmes
182 graduate programmes
students from100+ countries

HSE values

Academic Freedom and Political Neutrality

Active Social Position

Professionalism, Self-discipline and Accountability

Collaboration and Commitment to One Another

Striving for Truth

Honesty and Openness

More about HSE values

More about HSE University

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HSE Alumni


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The International Admissions Office is looking for volunteers! We are involved in attracting international students to our 5 campuses and invite you to join us and contribute to the growth of our international community!
October 12
We invite international students to immerse themselves in an academic atmosphere and experience what it's like to be a student at Russia's best university according to Forbes Russia – HSE University, the only Russian university in the Top-100 young universities of THE Young University Rankings.
August 10




International Admissions: Campuses