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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 2024-2025:

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, 2024.


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, 2024); 


Final cumulative score for both exams - between 150 and 169 points (after April 1, 2024);


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, 2024. 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 25%
Participation in HSE International Olympiad-2024
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

Regulations on Tuition Fee Discounts

NOTE: No grants 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 grant 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.

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

The terms for maintaining the grants are as follows:

  • not be subject to disciplinary action in the form of reprimand;
  • upon completion of each and any interim assessment (after retakes), he/she should not have grades lower than 4 (on a 10-point grading scale);
  • he/she should have no more than two grades 4 and/or 5 (on a 10-point grading scale).