English-taught Graduate Programme of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Russia

Publish Date: Jul 04, 2016

Deadline: Jul 15, 2016

About program

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites graduates and seniors to apply to study for two years in Moscow in the modern and dynamically developing National Research University - Higher School of Economics. The Faculty of Economic Sciences is one of the most highly selective programmes both at HSE and in Russia.
The Faculty of Economic Sciences, as well as HSE as an institution, considers international experience as one of the top priorities for students, programmes and Deans. The Faculty of Economic Sciences and HSE together have about 200 global partners both in undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction. Undergraduate students enjoy semester or full year study abroad opportunities, while a significant portion of master’s students spend their second year at partner universities and receive two degrees upon graduation – HSE degree and one of European host universities – Sorbonne, Humboldt, Erasmus, and Lancaster to name a few. Faculty of Economic Sciences graduates continue to study abroad at the most prominent PhD and Master’s programmes, that include Harvard University, Stanford, Princeton and many more. At the moment HSE hosts about a thousand international students, both exchange and degree seeking. They live in very affordable and safe dormitories, enjoy the cultural richness of Moscow and academically challenging atmosphere at HSE.


International applicants only need to provide GRE and TOEFL scores, no extra exams or tests are required. The application fee is waived and applicants do not need to travel to Moscow before the admission decision. The next deadline is July 15, 2016. During both years of the program all enrolled students are provided with the subsidised HSE dormitory for just about US $20 a month utility payment.

Visa Support and Immigration

HSE provides full visa support for international students studying at HSE. Our team will walk you through the entire process, starting after you commit to studying at HSE.

Please be sure to specify in your programme application whether or not you will need a student visa.

To apply for a Russian visa, your passport must be valid for the next 1.5 years following your anticipated date of arrival. Please check to make sure that your passport meets this requirement.

Please note that students awarded Government Scholarships receive additional visa support through the Ministry of Education and Science.  Scholarship recipients will receive separate instructions for their visa application process.

Additionally, students with double citizenship (one of which is Russian) can only enter the Russian Federation with their Russian passport and cannot apply for a student visa on their second passport.  Students with diplomatic or work visas also can enter Russia and study with these types of visas.

Diploma recognition

Before studying at HSE, accepted students must submit all foreign diplomas and certificates for official recognition by the university. This is the standard procedure for recognizing foreign education in the Russian Federation and allows students to continue their education at the appropriate level at a Russian educational institution. All foreign diplomas and credentials must be translated into Russian. Depending on the country in which your credentials were awarded, you may need to have them legalized. Documents from some countries do not require legalization. Please note that diploma recognition by HSE is only valid for internal purposes and is free of charge.

Should you need official recognition for external purposes (for example, employment), you will need to complete another application and pay a fee (6500 RUB).
For any questions about the recognition procedure, please contact recognition@hse.ru.

The visa application takes at least two months – so please contact us as soon as you know that you want to study at HSE!


Government Scholarships

International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for select full-degree Bachelor's and Master's programmes at HSE. In addition to free study, international students awarded government scholarships can also live at HSE dormitories for a very affordable rate (approximately 1100 rubles per month).

Applicants should apply to the programmes they wish to enter and indicate whether they are applying for a scholarship (in the case that scholarships are available for their chosen programs). If the application is considered to be outstanding by the application committee, the applicant will be recommended for a scholarship. 

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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