Online Registration for the HSE Global Scholarship Competition-2020 Now Open

Online Registration for the HSE Global Scholarship Competition-2020 Now Open

HSE University will hold its regular, seventh Competition for the 2019/2020 academic year from October 24 to October 31, 2019.

Participation in the Global Scholarship Competition-2020 (GSC-2020) is free of charge. 

Participants of the GSC-2020 may choose between an on-campus (offline) mode and an off-campus (online) mode of participation. 

Foreign (non-Russian) citizens, stateless persons or Russian nationals living abroad are invited to take part in the Competition, namely:

  • high-school students studying in the 10th or in 11th grades (or in the 11th or the 12th grades for those pursuing a 12-year school programme, respectively);
  • those who have graduated from international comprehensive schools or currently study in international colleges and are under 30 years of age.

Foreign citizens residing in Russia and who are under 30 years of age are also invited to take part in the competition.

The Competition will cover the following fields of study: English, Asian Studies, Design, Journalism, History (World History), Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Media Communications, International Relations, Law, Psychology, Advertising and Public Relations, Social Sciences (Person. Society. State), Modern Politics, Physics, Philology, and Philosophy. (Please note that the competitions in the following subjects will be held in Russian only: Advertising and Public Relations, Design and Philology).

All prospective participants of the Global Scholarship Competition-2020 must register online from May 20 to October 14, 2019. 
A motivation letter in Russian and English should also be attached to the registration form (up to 1 page in Word format, Times New Roman font 12, with a 1.5 interline spacing). The motivation letter should be written by the participant without any assistance from others in a free format and includes a description of the participant's information and academic achievements, as well as their motivation to take part in the Competition and plans for the future studies, possibly at HSE University. Please specify the programme in which you are interested (see the list of the programmes here). Motivation letters will not be assessed and should be provided only to demonstrate the applicant’s interests and willingness to take part in the Global Scholarship Competition-2020.

The Competiton winners and laureates who apply for admission to study at HSE University in 2020 will be entitled to a full scholarship (within a quota) of the Russian Government to study in degree programmes at the Bachelor’s / Specialist level at HSE University, provided that they comply with application requirements which will be made available on the Global Scholarship Competition’s website in November-December of 2019. 

Participants of the Competiton will be given the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that provide for discounted tuition rates.

The GSC-2020 outcomes shall be valid for admission at HSE University in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years.

The Competition provides you with the opportunity to not only acquire new knowledge and skills in related study subjects and get tips on how to prepare for the Competition competitions from GSC webinars, but to get to know HSE University’s undergraduate programmes

Detailed information about the Competition registration procedure and rules for taking part in the webinars are available on the Global Scholarship Competition’s website.


Organizing Committee