Applying to Undergraduate Programmes at HSE

Step 5: Arrival and Enrolment

Before your Arrival in Moscow and other HSE University’s Campuses

1. Recognition of international qualifications

Fill in an application form in the section Recognition in your personal account following the instructions. Please note that you need to complete the procedure of recognition before August 18, 2022.

Information on Recognizing International Qualifications

Translations can be done in Russia (with a notarization to be obtained at the notary’s office), or in the country of your residence (and certified at the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy/Consulate of the Russian Federation).

Legalization of your certificate of education/diploma and transcript.

Depending on the country where your education document was issued, you should complete the legalization procedure. You can find a full list of countries with respective legalization requirements here (PDF, 400 Кб). Each country has its own criteria for legalization.

You can have both education documents and related copies legalized.

More details about recognition and legalization procedure are here.

If you have any questions about the procedure for recognizing international qualifications, please contact us by e-mail: recognition@hse.ru.

IMPORTANT!  The aforementioned procedure is mandatory for all foreign citizens who apply for admission to study at HSE University; it is provided on a free-of-charge basis. If you hold a Russian certificate of education /diploma from a Russian university, you should also fill in a respective application form in your personal account.

2. Enrolment

The enrolment process in Moscow is going on since June 20, 2022, based on the receipt of all necessary documents from international applicants electronically via their online personal accounts:

  • a copy of their application for studies;
  • a copy of their acceptance of the offer of admission;
  • a copy of their consent to personal data processing;
  • a copy of their consent to personal data placement.

IMPORTANT! Templates of the above-mentioned documents to be filled in and uploaded to your online personal account. Section will be available provided you submitted Recognition section in personal account.

3. Visa application

Visa applications shall be submitted in the section Visa (Виза) in your personal account.

If you have been recommended for admission to a government-funded place, information about your visa invitation is expected to be available in early August. 

If you have been recommended for admission to a fee-paying place, a copy of your visa invitation will be posted in the section Visa (Виза) in your personal account within 45 days since you submitted this section.

Please note that applicants who arrive to study in Russian universities from the following countries DO NOT NEED to apply for a student visa: the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Abkhazia, Republic of South Ossetia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Tajikistan, Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as holders of diplomatic visas.

You can find detailed information by referring to  Visa and Registration Centre.

IMPORTANT! You need to take PCR test results 2 days (48 hours) prior to arrival in Russian Federation, and provide negative results in Russian or English languages upon arrival.

4. Housing for international students

For students admitted to government-funded places, i.e.100% scholarships in HSE University’s dormitories are distributed via their personal online accounts. The assignment of dormitory places will be via personal account starting from August 17, 2022. A referral to check in to your dormitory with the exact address and room number will be available in your online account three days before the date of your arrival to the Russian Federation, which you must mark in advance in your online account in accordance with the purchased ticket. Therefore, by the moment of your arrival to study, a place in one of HSE University’s dormitories will be reserved for you. Please download and print out an accommodation referral form to present at the dormitory.

IMPORTANT! Underage applicants (under 18) have to bring original consent from parents with them.  A template form of consent to conclude the agreement is available here.

The average cost of a place in a dormitory in Moscow is about 2000 rubles per month.

IMPORTANT! Check-in at the dormitory will be possible no earlier than August 20, 2022. At the dormitory, international students shall submit the following documents:

  • a voluntary health insurance policy (VHI) valid in Russia and purchased before the arrival. If you didn’t purchase the voluntary health insurance policy before your arrival in Moscow, you can purchase it within 5 days from the date of your arrival;
  • tests for COVID-19 by PCR taken before arrival in Russian Federation;
  • a certificate of vaccinations carried out or a copy of a certificate of preventive vaccinations (form No. 156 / y-93). If you have medical certificates indicating HIV test results, absence of tuberculosis, etc. take them as well;
  • your migration card received upon the crossing of the border of the Russian Federation (in the airport or any other border checkpoint in Russia) or a copy of your entry visa.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure to state the purpose of your visit as Study (Учеба) in your migration card. If in your migration card is indicated another purpose (for example, "Private"), then moving to the dormitory will be impossible.

For students admitted to fee-paying places, a special accommodation service is launched. Using this service you will be able to choose one of the available variants for living outside the HSE University. More details about the service for choosing accommodation options are available on the website.

For campus in Saint-Petersburg

Dormitory places will be allocated via the applicant's personal accounts. You will get access to the Dormitory section in your personal account, once you’ve completed the Enrolment Consent and Recognition of Foreign Education and (or) Qualifications sections but no earlier than August 2022. Therefore, by the time you visit us to submit your documents, a place at the dormitory will have already been assigned to you. Please download and print out an accommodation referral form to present at the dormitory.

IMPORTANT! Check-in at the dormitory will be possible no earlier than August 25, 2022. At the dormitory, international students shall submit the following:

  • the original copy of health certificates (general health certificate or form 068y);
  • chest X-ray screening;
  • copy of a certificate of vaccination;
  • medical insurance policy;
  • copies of passport, visa, and migration card;
  • 2 (two) 3x4 photographs (matte or glossy).

For campus in Perm

At the time of arrival to study at HSE Perm, each applicant will be provided with a place in one of the dormitories of the university. Please email admissionsperm@hse.ru to find out the address of the dormitory where you will be assigned.

IMPORTANT! Admission to the dormitories will be possible from August 15, 2022.

The average cost of a place in the dormitory: 700 rubles per month.

At check-in in the university dormitory international students provide:

  • a copy of a passport and a copy of a notarized translation of the passport into Russian;
  • medical insurance valid on the territory of the Russian Federation, acquired before arrival in the Russian Federation or right after arrival;
  • health certificate (086u form). When issuing a medical insurance, a medical examination can be included in the list of services, which the student will be able to undergo upon arrival in the Russian Federation. A health certificate can be given on the results of the medical examination;
  • a certificate of HIV/AIDS status;
  • fluorography result;
  • a vaccination certificate (form No. 156/93).

For campus in Nizhny Novgorod

For all international students HSE University’s dormitories are available, places are distributed via their personal online accounts. Access to the section Dormitory (Общежитие) in your account will be available after completing the section Offer of Admission (Согласие), as well as the recognition procedure, but not earlier than August 2022. Therefore, by the moment of your arrival to study, a place in one of HSE University’s dormitories will be reserved for you. Please download and print out an accommodation referral form to present at the dormitory.

IMPORTANT! Check-in at the dormitory will be possible no earlier than August 25, 2022. At the dormitory, international students shall submit the following:

  • a certificate of vaccinations carried out or a copy of a certificate of preventive vaccinations (form No. 156 / y-93);
  • a voluntary health insurance policy (VHI) valid in Russia. The voluntary health insurance policy should include medical examination, which is to be done after the arrival to Russia. After the medical examination, a student will be provided with the certificate that should be handed to the dormitory.

Please see all the details about HSE Dormitories in Nizhny Novgorod here.

5. Submission of documents upon arrival in Moscow

After you arrive in Moscow, you should contact your Study Office.

Please be ready to present the following documents:

For students admitted to government-funded places:

  • your passport and a copy of your passport with a notarized Russian translation (if necessary);
  • original certificates of education (diploma + transcript) with respective copies of a notarized Russian translation (if necessary);
  • a copy of your migration card received upon the crossing of the border of the Russian Federation (in the airport or any other border checkpoint in Russia) or a copy of your entry visa.
  • 2 (two) 3x4 photographs (color or black and white);
  • a voluntary health insurance policy (VHI) valid in Russia. You must have a valid VHI policy during the entire period of study. More information about Medical Aid & Insurance for international students is available here.

For students admitted to fee-paying places:

  • your passport and a copy of your passport with a notarized Russian translation (if necessary);
  • original certificates of education (diploma + transcript) with respective copies of a notarized Russian translation (if necessary);
  • a copy of the education agreement signed by the “Client” side;
  • a confirmation of payment for Semester 1 of the current academic year;

IMPORTANT! Upon arrival for studying, the contract will be signed personally by the “Client” and the “Contractor”. If the “Client” under the contract is a legal entity or one of the student's parents, it is necessary to provide 3 (three) copies of the contract with the personal signature of the “Client”.

  • a copy of your migration card received upon the crossing of the border of the Russian Federation (in the airport or any other border checkpoint in Russia) or a copy of your entry visa.
  • 2 (two) 3x4 photographs (color or black and white);
  • a voluntary health insurance policy (VHI) valid in Russia. You must have a valid VHI policy during the entire period of study. More information about Medical Aid & Insurance for international students is available here.

For campus in Saint-Petersburg

For students admitted to fee-paying places:

In 2022 you can sign the study contract in Centre for International Education (123 Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboedova, office 216). Please, visit international admissions office to get your copy of the contract.