Step 2: Submit an Application Form
Application dates: November 1, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Set Up Your User ID and Password
International applicants may get access to their accounts after they apply for a User ID and a password using the link. Once you have submitted a form, an e-mail will be sent to the address you indicated during registration with your User ID and password. Please make sure уou have provided the correct e-mail address. If you received the User ID and the password for access to the foreign applicant’s personal account earlier, you can use it.
Fill in the Form
You can use your User ID and password to enter your account. Don’t forget to read through the form fields to be filled in (required fields are marked with an asterisk).
When you apply for HSE graduate programmes, you may choose one to two programmes. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to access it again. Only correction in the attached documents will remain possible.
Graduate programmes have different requirements for candidates.
Applicants will be selected for the programmes according to the presented portfolio. Please read the minimum portfolio requirements carefully (they are different for each graduate programme).
Before submitting the application, note that you may need to consult the 'Portfolio Criteria'.
Almost all programmes request a Letter of Motivation. The Letter of motivation can be written in Russian or in English. You can use our guide How to Write a Motivation Letter. For most programmes, you may need a Letter of Recommendation too, thus you can use the HSE Letter of Recommendation form or use your own.
All of your supporting files must be in PDF or JPEG format. Their size should not exceed 15MB. Multi-page documents should be saved in PDF format.
Please note that the results of your international certificates can be recognized by HSE University as entrance examinations. Please follow the link to check if you have any of these English certificates.
After your application materials have been attached, please click ‘SUBMIT’. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application within 24 hours.
IMPORTANT! During weekends and holidays, it may take up to 72 hours. Applications submitted on Friday or on the eve of a holiday after 12:00 will be considered on the next business day.
Proceed to STEP 3.