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Scholarships for graduate programmes

HSE offers a wide range of tuition fee scholarships to international applicants who are not eligible for Russian government scholarships.

Please note that scholarships cover only the cost of tuition and that all other costs (including accommodation at HSE dormitories) must be covered by the student. Information about the estimated cost of living can be found here

Important! No scholarships are available for Master's programmes that are offered on a fee-paying basis only (with no state-funded places).


Applicants eligible Criteria* Size of scholarship/grant
Russian government scholarship

Based on the decision of HSE scholarship committee on a competitive basis. Final cumulative score for portfolio 55 points or higher, there are some exceptions**, (provided the full scholarship places are available).

Deadline - April 1, 2024.

Based on the results of entrance examinations (portfolio competition) 
Final cumulative score for portfolio - 50 points or higher (after April 1, 2024). 50%
Final cumulative score for portfolio - between 40 and 49 points (after April 1, 2024). 25%
Graduates of the HSE Preparatory Year programme (tuition-based) Upon the  submission of a document confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme (with  no  unsatisfactory  grades). 50%
Graduates of Preparatory Programmes of other Russian educational institutions  Upon the  submission of a document confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme. 50%
Graduates of the Summer University programme Certificate of participation in the Summer University programme 25%
Graduates of HSE undergraduate/specialist programmes HSE diploma 25%
For early conclusion and payment of the contract Conclusion and payment of the contract within 30 days from the date of positive decision published in the Foreign Applicant Personal Account, but no later than June 1, 2024. 5%
Participation in "Open Doors" olympiad

First-place winners in a subject-specific olympiad.

Please follow the instructions on the website of the olympiad to find out how to get a 100% scholarship at HSE University .

Other prize winners at a subject-specific olympiad. 50%


Regulations on Tuition Fee Discounts


Integrated Communications, Data-Driven Communication, Communications in the Public Sector and NGOs - 75 minimum score for scholarship application.

Data Science - 70 minimum score for scholarship application.

Applied Linguistics and Text Analytics (Nizhny Novgorod) - 85 minimum score for scholarship application.

*The size of the grant offered to international students shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire duration of their studies. However, each year it will be necessary to confirm this with good academic performance.

This means that a recipient should meet the following requirements: 

  • not be subject to disciplinary action in the form of reprimand;
  • upon completion of each and any interim assessment (after retakes), he/she should not have grades lower than 4 (on a 10-point grading scale);
  • he/she should have no more than two grades 4 and/or 5 (on a 10-point grading scale).

Please note that a foreign national may be granted only one scholarship at a time. Should a foreign national be eligible for more than one scholarship from the table, he/she may select only one scholarship at his/her own discretion.