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Study at HSE HSE University Russia


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A World-Class University Established in 1992, HSE University was first founded in Moscow to train Russian economists for the post-Soviet economy. It quickly transformed into an interdisciplinary university, and over the course of the past two decades, HSE has grown more than ten times in size to become one of the most competitive and wellrespected universities in Russia. 2–3 4 campuses Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm 100+ advanced research centres 3 000 instructors 25 000 students


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HSE in Rankings (2015) “HSE has very strong instructors. I tell my friends at home that HSE is a European university where they will feel at home and where the quality of education is very high.” Lars Gronberg, University of Copenhagen, Summer University student (2014) By Subject (2015) Top 100 Development Studies Economics & Econometrics Sociology, Philosophy Top 200 “The quality of professors and the knowledge they impart, the experience and intensity of studying, the learning skills that we gain at HSE, it all meets the best world standards.” Andrei Kaplan, HSE, ICEF program graduate (2014)


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HSE University 4–5 Master’s Programs in English Computer Science Big Data Systems System and Software Engineering Economics Financial Economics Humanities Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts (St. Petersburg) Management Global Business (Nizhny Novgorod) Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation Mathematics Mathematics Social Sciences Applied Social Psychology Cognitive Sciences & Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition Comparative Social Research Public Policy & Political Analysis Politics. Economics. Philosophy. Population and Development World Economy and International Affairs International Business International Relations in Eurasia Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia


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Full-degree Programs Bachelor’s Programs in English Two double-degree programs in Economics and Finance and in International Relations are offered through a partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science. Graduates receive one degree from HSE and another from the University of London. Doctoral Programs in English HSE’s doctoral programs extend to ten fields of study. Students in these programs perform research under international scholars and receive a monthly stipend.


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HSE University 6–7


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Short-term Programs Preparatory Year Over the course of a year, this language-intensive program prepares international students to enter Russian-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Summer University Open to undergraduate and graduate students, Summer University offers courses in areas including economics, history, culture, and computer science. Students can spend a week at HSE’s St. Petersburg campus and Russian language classes are also available. Semester in Moscow Students from other universities are welcome to spend up to two semesters at HSE, where they can create their own curricula from English- or Russian-taught courses in management, social science, communications, international affairs, and more. Russian language classes are also available and housing in HSE’s dormitories is guaranteed. Russian as a Foreign Language For those who want to learn Russian, classes are held in 8-week-long modules during the fall and spring semesters. Over the summer, intensive courses are also offered. Lessons are provided at all levels. Professional and Internship Programs Doing Business in Russia introduces students to Russia’s unique business culture. Internships play a key role in the programme, and all students gain on-thejob experience through working with Russian and international companies in Moscow.


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HSE University 8–9 Student Activities Outside of the classroom, HSE students are incredibly active. Student clubs span everything from newspapers and magazines to performing arts to debating to the outdoors. HSE Talks is a platform for students to deliver mini lectures to their peers, about everything from fighting procrastination to writing like a journalist. X Sports Club organizes expeditions open to all students, including hiking in the Caucasus and surfing in Morocco. Volunteering is very popular among students. Two of the clubs, Open Your Eyes and ICEF Outreach, raise money and organize visits and events for orphanages, nursing homes, and shelters.


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Student Life Sports Our students participate in a range of athletics, including volleyball, tennis, basketball, swimming, and more. Each year, students and alumni from HSE’s Faculty of Law take part in the Legal Run charity race, held in Moscow’s famous VDNKh park. Sometimes our grads even come in first place. Celebrations The beginning of the academic year is marked by HSE Day, which since 2011 has been held in Moscow’s iconic Gorky Park. More than 5,000 students attended HSE’s 2015 Graduation Party, which was Star Wars-themed and featured speeches by university “elders” and intergalactic dancing all night long. You’ll soon get to know the HSE crow (vorona in Russian) quite well — our wise mascot has a way of showing up everywhere!


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HSE University 10 – 11


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Student Life Housing Moscow is a dense, sprawling urban center, but our comfortable and incredibly affordable dormitories are an excellent base for study at HSE. Dormitories are furnished and have free internet access, communal kitchens, and laundry facilities. All of our dormitories are accessible by public transportation. “The dormitory was one of the most enjoyable and meaningful focal points of my stay in Moscow. I quickly became friends with my neighbors, who helped me get around both inside and outside the city.” Don Brand, University of Bologna, Italy, exchange student (2008) Libraries As a HSE student, you’ll have access to our five Moscow libraries and will be able to borrow from our extensive collection. HSE also provides on- and off-campus access to the most extensive collection of international electronic recourses in Russia. Cafeterias HSE has cafeterias throughout its buildings that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can expect Russian classics like salat vinegret (a salad of beets, carrots, potatoes, and peas), buckwheat, and medovik (honey layer cake), dishes from Central Asia and the Caucasus, like manti (dumplings) and khachapuri (cheese bread), as well as international staples like lasagna and beef stir-fry. Vegetarian options are always available. Buddies HSE’s Buddies Network is a group of Russian students who volunteer to help international students adapt to life at HSE and in Moscow. They’ll meet you at the airport when you arrive, help you find your way around campus, and share with you their favorite restaurants and secret spots that only locals know.


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HSE University 12 – 13 Moscow is a rapidly-changing city at the center of Russian and international politics, culture, and commerce. At HSE, we make it affordable even on a student’s budget to take advantage of all the city has to offer. You will receive heavily discounted living accommodations at our dormitories and your student card will entitle you to discounted transportation and free entry to many of the city’s museums. HSE’s main campus is located in the heart of the city, minutes from the Kremlin. The neighborhood, Kitai Gorod, is one of Moscow’s oldest, dating back to the 11th century. This lively student area is filled with cafés, museums, and some of the oldest churches left standing in Moscow. All full-degree programs Bachelor’s Programs Advertising and Public Relations Art and Crafts Design Art History Cultural Studies Economics and Management Business Informatics Economics Economics (double degree with University of London) [EN] Economics (joint degree with New Economic School) Economics and Statistics Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management Public Administration World Economy Electronics, Radioelectronics, and Communication Systems Info-communication Technologies and Systems History Information Science and Computing Technology Information Science and Computation Technology Information Security Software Engineering Jurisprudence Language and Literature Studies Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication Fundamental and Applied Linguistics Fundamental and Computational Linguistics Philology Mathematics and Mechanics Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics and Information Science Mathematics Media, Information and Library Services Journalism Media Communications Philosophy Political Science and Area Studies Asian and African Studies Asian Studies International Affairs Political Science Psychology Sociology


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Study at HSE Master’s Programs Architecture Urban Development and Spatial Planning Art and Crafts Communication Design Cultural Studies Applied Cultural Studies Visual Culture Economics and Management Applied Economics Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods Big Data Systems [EN] Business Informatics Corporate Finance E-Business Economics Economics: Research Programme Education Administration Evidence-based Educational Policy Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management Experience Economy: Tourism and Hotel Management Finance Financial Analyst Financial Economics [EN] Financial Engineering Financial Markets and Institutions Global Business [EN] Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation [EN] Health Care Administration and Economics Human Resource Management Information Analytics in Enterprise Management Information Security Management International Business [EN] Management Management in Higher Education Marketing Marketing Communications and Advertising in Contemporary Business Marketing Technologies Population and Development [EN] Project Management: Project Analysis, Investments, and Implementation Technologies Public Administration Strategic Corporate Finance Strategic Management and Corporate Governance Strategic Management in Logistics Strategic Management in Logistics Infrastructure and Supply Chain World Economy Electronics, Radiotechnics, and Communication Systems Applied Physics Electronic Engineering History Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts» [EN] Historical Knowledge History of Artistic Culture and the Art Market Information Resources in Historical Studies Information Science and Computing Technology Computer Systems and Networks System and Software Engineering [EN] Jurisprudence Advocacy Corporate Law


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HSE University 14 – 15 Financial, Tax and Customs Law History, Theory and Philosophy of Law International Economic Law [EN] International Private Law Lawyer in Public Justice and Law Enforcement Legal Informatics Legal Support and Protection of Business Legal Support for Personnel Management Legal Support of Business Activity Public Law Sports Law Language and Literature Studies Comparative Studies: Russian Literature in a Cross-cultural Perspective Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication Linguistic Theory and Computational Linguistics Philological Hermeneutics of School Literary Education Programme Political Linguistics Mathematics and Mechanics Data Mining Data Science Management Systems and Information Processing in Engineering Mathematical Methods of Optimization and Stochastics Mathematical Modelling Methods and Computer Technologies Mathematical Physics Mathematics [EN] Media, Information and Library Services Integrated Communications Media Management Media Production in Creative Industries Multimedia Journalism Psychology Applied Social Psychology [EN] Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition [EN] Counselling Psychology. Personality Studies Educational and Psychological Measurement Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytical Business Consulting Psychology in Business Systemic Family Therapy Political Science and Area Studies Applied Politics International Relations in Eurasia [EN] International Relations: European and Asian Studies Political Analysis and Public Policy [EN] Political Challenges in the Contemporary World Politics and Governance Politics. Economics. Philosophy. [EN] Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia [EN] Philosophy Philosophy and Religious Studies Social Sciences Applied Methods of Social Analysis of Markets Comparative Social Research [EN] Complex Social Analysis Demography Modern Social Analysis Sociology of the Public Sphere and Social Communications


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Study at HSE How to Apply All materials may be submitted online. The typical application package requires: • • • • • • Completed application form Letter of motivation Letter of recommendation Official university diplomas/transcripts English-language test scores Résumé or other additional materials For more information about applying to Russian-taught programmes, please visit and For complete and up-to-date information, visit Contact the International Admissions Office: | + 7 495 531 0059 There are three application rounds: 2016 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Application deadline January 15 March 15 May 15 Decision released: February 15 April 15 June 15 Financial Aid Each year, HSE awards a large number of full-tuition scholarships to international students. These merit-based scholarships allow students in Master’s and Preparatory Year programmes to study for free and live at HSE dormitories for a discounted rate. *Please note that several programs are exempt from this scholarship.



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