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Regular version of the site
01Nov
Applications open
Online applications for international students for the academic year 2020/2021 has started! Participants of the Global Scholarship Competition-2020 and other users who have already registered online in the HSE system must log in to their Personal Accounts using the existing user ID and password!

International Preparatory Programmes

HSE’s Preparatory programmes train international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programs. Over 10 months of intensive study, lets students improve their basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing Preparatory programme, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programs at HSE and other Russian universities.

After completing HSE's Preparatory programme, students take exams in Russian and study area subjects. Those who pass their exams successfully will receive a HSE Preparatory programme certificate of completion. Moreover, graduates of the Preparatory programmes are eligible for a 25% scholarship on further tuition-paid programmes.

Applying for the Preparatory Programme

1. Choose the Course (1, 2 or 3 semesters)

2. Initial application - Apply Online. (You wil be required to upload scans of your passport, photograph and diploma/degree.)

Applications are processed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time. Regular application deadlines:
Basic course the deadline is July 31.
6 months Intensive and Extended course the deadline is October 31. 

3. Undergo Competitive Selection  - Within two weeks of receiving your application, we will send an acknowledgment of receipt.

4. Get an Invitation and apply for a Student Visa (complete Visa_info questionnary . Please note: Visa invitations can be requested only 90 days prior to the beginning of the programme)

5. Welcome to HSE! Find enrollment documents here


Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance for HSE's Basic course
 (October 2019 - July 2020) is 174 000 RUB. 
Cost of Attendance for HSE's Intensive 6-month (February - July 2020) 96 400 RUB.
Cost of Attendance for HSE's Extended 1.5 years (February 2020- July 2021) 260000 RUB.

Costs are listed in Russian rubles and reflect the 2019-20 academic year. The fees are payable in Russian rubles. To convert programme fees to your own currency, please use a currency converter

For more information please visit the International Preparatory programme webpage.

If you have questions, please contact interprep@hse.ru.