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Recognition of International Exam Results

If you have an international certificate in English, Mathematics, Biology, and (or) Russian, the results of these examinations can be recognized by HSE University and used instead of HSE's internal examinations. 

The following international exams are recognized:

English language
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  • Business English Certificate Higher (Bec H)
  • Aptis General (Overall Score)
  • Pearson English Test (PTE Academic)
Mathematics
  • Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB or Calculus BC
  • Advanced Level (A-Level) Mathematics or Further Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) (Mathematics, standard level/higher level, Further Mathematics, higher level)
Biology
  • Advanced Placement Test in Biology
Russian

How to use your certificate(s):

First, you need to register your personal online account. After that, please send a message from your personal account to the moderator, which indicate an international certificate you obtained and the number of points you scored. Then attach a copy of the certificate in your personal account.

In the case of holding Cambridge certificates (CAE, CPE, etc.), you must provide the Candidate ID number and the code number (four digits). This information can be obtained at the test centre or in the confirmation of registration for the examination.

Please note: a scanned copy of your certificate must be uploaded to your personal account in order to be recognized by HSE University. Please note that the original certificate will be required for your enrollment: in case of in-person enrollment you will need to submit the original document to the Admissions office, and in case of online enrollment - to your programme's educational office.

Conversion Chart:

HSE'S 100-POINT SCALE

GRADE ON INTERNATIONAL EXAMS IN MATHEMATICS

Advanced Placement Test

International Baccalaureate

A-Level

100

7

A*

85

 

6

 

80

4

 

A

70

 

5

B

60

3

4

C

50 

 

3

D

40

2

2

E

30 

 

 

 

20

1

1

 

 

HSE'S 100-POINT SCALE

INTERNATIONAL EXAMS IN ENGLISH 

International English Language Testing System, Аcademic (IELTS)

Business English Certificate, Higher

(BEC H)

Cambridge English: Advanced (САЕ)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT)

Aptis General (Overall Score)

Pearson English Test (PTE Academic)

100

 ≥ 7,5

Grade A

Grade A

Grade A/B/C

110-120

>184

>76

90

7

Grade В

Grade B

 

100

143-162

70-76

80

6,5

Grade С

Grade C

 

90

123-142

65-69

70

6

 

 

 

80

102-122

59-64

60

5,5

 

 

 

70

91-101

51-59

50 

5

 

 

 

60

81-90

43-50

40

4,5

 

 

 

50

70-80

30-42

30 

4

 

 

 

40

49-59

24-29

20

3

 

 

 

30

38-48

17-23

10

2

 

 

 

20

27-37

11-16

0

1

 

 

 

0-10

 

0-26

0-10

INTERNATIONAL EXAMS IN BIOLOGY
HSE'S 100-POINT SCALEAdvanced Placement Test in Biology
1005
854
703
502
201

INTERNATIONAL EXAMS IN RUSSIAN
HSE'S 100-POINT SCALETest of Russian as a Foreign Language
100TRKI-III, TRKI-IV
90TRKI-II
85TRKI-I (A+)
80TRKI-I (A)
70TRKI-I (B)
60TRKI-I (C)