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Scholarships for Undergraduate Programmes

HSE offers the following types of scholarships for non-Russian nationals applying to HSE Bachelor’s and Specialist programmes in the academic year 2023-2024:

Important! Scholarships cover only the cost of tuition and 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! A foreign national may be granted only one scholarship at a time from those listed in the table. 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.

This provision doesn’t apply to scholarships granted for early conclusion and payment of tuition fee agreement, in this case, the additional scholarship is granted for one year only.


Applicants eligible Criteria Size of scholarship/grant
Russian government scholarship

Based on the decision of HSE scholarship committee. Qualifying events results for two subjects 160 points or higher and at least 80 points in profile subject (except for some programmes, see the table below, and the availability of full scholarship places).

Deadline - April 1, 2023.


Based on the results of entrance examinations (provided that the student has successfully passed all examinations)




Final cumulative score for both exams  - 170 points or higher (after April 1, 2023); 


Final cumulative score for both exams - between 150 and 169 points (after April 1, 2023);


Final cumulative score for both exams  - between 140 and 149 points.

Graduates of the HSE Prep Year programme and other similar programmes offered by Russian educational institutions Upon submission of documents confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme (with no unsatisfactory grades). 50%
Early conclusion and payment of the tuition fee agreement* Upon conclusion of agreement and payment of respective tuition fees no later than June 1, 2023. 5%
Graduates of HSE’s partner secondary schools  (under educational partnership agreements) Lists of school graduates recommended by a given partner school for admission to HSE degree programmes shall be certified by its director’s signature and seal of the partner school and thusly submitted to HSE no later than by July 30 of the ongoing year. 25%
Participation in HSE International Olympiad-2023
The Competition’s subject should correspond to the field of study of the target HSE programme

Winners and prize-winners of HSE International Olympiad (the admission criteria will be updated soon) in a certain field.


Russian government scholarship minimum score

NOTE: No scholarships are available for Bachelor’s and Specialist programmes that are offered on a fee-paying basis only (with no state-funded places).

The size of the scholarship offered to international students shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire duration of their studies*. However, each year you will need to reconfirm your good academic performance.

Scholarships shall be granted for the first year of studies to foreign citizens immediately upon their enrolment in HSE University.

The terms for maintaining the scholarships are as follows:

a) A foreign citizen shall not be subject to disciplinary actions in the form of a reprimand;

b) The results for interim evaluations of all components of the foreign citizen’s curriculum show:

 - no grades below 4 points on a 10-point scale (except for instances when a grade is below 4 points owing to the student’s failure to attend an examination for a valid reason, which should be confirmed as per the standard procedure in place at HSE University);

 - no more than 2 (two) grades of 4 points or 5 points on a 10-point scale;

The term for maintaining already granted scholarships shall be applicable to international students, effective from the start of Year 2 and up to their graduation from a given degree programme.