Higher School of Economy

Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia.
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Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centers in a number of international fields.

We value and support the aspiration to creative, social and professional work that exists in each of us. We do not fear taking innovative risks and discovering new opportunities for both ourselves and others.

We accept responsibility for all aspects of our work – for the level of our graduates’ preparation, for the quality of research conducted and results achieved, and for the justifiability and balance of our peer review findings, our students’ papers and graduation theses.

 Tuition Fees

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

$12,500 per year – Advertising and Public Relations – Russian

$12,500 per year – Applied Mathematics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Applied Mathematics and Information Science – Russian

$12,500 per year – Asian and African Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Assyriology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Biblical Studies and History of Ancient Israel – Russian

$12,500 per year – Business Administration – Russian

$12,500 per year – Business Informatics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Chemistry – Russian

$12,500 per year – Classical Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Computer Security – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary Art – Russian

$12,500 per year – Cultural Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Design – Russian

$12,500 per year – Economics – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Economics and Statistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Fashion – Russian

$12,500 per year – Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication – Russian

$12,500 per year – Fundamental and Applied Linguistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Fundamental and Computational Linguistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – History – Russian

$12,500 per year – History of Art – Russian

$12,500 per year – HSE and Kyung Hee University Double Degree Program in Economics and Politics in Asia – English

$12,500 per year – HSE and University of London Double Degree Program in Data Science and Business Analytics – English

$12,500 per year – HSE and University of London Double Degree Program in Economics – English

$12,500 per year – HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Program in International Relations – English

$12,500 per year – HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Program in International Relations – English

$12,500 per year – HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Program in Management and Digital Innovation – English

$12,500 per year – HSE/NES Program in Economics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Indian Languages and Literature – Russian

$12,500 per year – Informatics and Computer Hardware and Software – Russian

$12,500 per year – Information and Communication Technologies and Systems – Russian

$12,500 per year – Information Security – Russian

$12,500 per year – International Business and Management Studies – English

$12,500 per year – International Relations – Russian

$12,500 per year – Japanese Language and Literature – Russian

$12,500 per year – Joint Bachelor’s Program with the Centre for Teaching Excellence – Russian

$12,500 per year – Journalism – Russian

$12,500 per year – Language and Literature of Iran – Russian

$12,500 per year – Languages and Literature of Southeast Asia – Russian

$12,500 per year – Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Marketing and Market Analysis – Russian

$12,500 per year – Mathematics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Media Communications – Russian

$12,500 per year – Philology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Philosophy – Russian

$12,500 per year – Physics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Political Science – Russian

$12,500 per year – Political Science and World Politics – English

$12,500 per year – Private Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Psychology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Public Administration – Russian

$12,500 per year – Public Policy and Analytics – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Russian Studies – English

$12,500 per year – Sociology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Sociology and Social Informatics – English

$12,500 per year – Software Engineering – Russian

$12,500 per year – Urban Planning – Russian

$12,500 per year – World Economy – Russian

Master’s Degree Programs

$12,500 per year – Applied and Interdisciplinary History – English

$12,500 per year – Applied Cultural Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Applied Economics – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Applied Methods of Social Analysis of Markets – Russian

$12,500 per year – Applied Politics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Applied Social Psychology – English

$12,500 per year – Applied Statistics with Network Analysis – English

$12,500 per year – Big Data Analysis in Business, Economy, and Society – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Big Data Systems – English

$12,500 per year – Business and Politics in Modern Asia – English

$12,500 per year – Business Development Strategies: Management and Consulting – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Business Informatics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Church, Society and State. Legal Regulation of Religious Organisations – Russian

$12,500 per year – Civil and Commercial Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Civil and Criminal Defense Lawyer – Russian

$12,500 per year – Classical and Oriental Archaeology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition – English

$12,500 per year – Communication Design – Russian

$12,500 per year – Comparative Politics of Eurasia – English

$12,500 per year – Comparative Social Research – English

$12,500 per year – Complex Social Analysis – Russian

$12,500 per year – Computational Linguistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Computer Systems and Networks – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary Art Practice – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary Design in Arts and Crafts Secondary School Instruction – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary History Studies in History Instruction at Secondary Schools – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary Philology in Literature Instruction at Secondary Schools – Russian

$12,500 per year – Contemporary Social Studies in Secondary Schools – Russian

$12,500 per year – Corporate Finance – Russian

$12,500 per year – Corporate Intelligence Analysis – Russian

$12,500 per year – Corporate Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Corporate Research, Development and Innovation Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Counselling Psychology. Personality Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Creative Writing – Russian

$12,500 per year – Cultural and Event Tourism Management – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Cultural and Intellectual History: Between East and West – Russian, English, German or Polish

$12,500 per year – Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art – Russian

$12,500 per year – Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Data Journalism – Russian

$12,500 per year – Data Mining – Russian

$12,500 per year – Data Science – English

$12,500 per year – Data-Driven Communication – Russian

$12,500 per year – Demography – Russian

$12,500 per year – Design – Russian

$12,500 per year – Digital Humanities – Russian

$12,500 per year – Digital Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – E-Business – Russian

$12,500 per year – Economics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Economics: Research Programme – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Education Economics and Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Educational Administration – Russian

$12,500 per year – Electronic Engineering – Russian

$12,500 per year – Enterprise Software Development – Russian

$12,500 per year – Evidence-based Educational Policy – Russian

$12,500 per year – Experience Economy: Hospitality Management and Tourism – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Experience Economy: Museum, Event, and Tourism Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Fashion – Russian

$12,500 per year – Finance – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Financial Analyst (CFA Institute University Affiliation Program) – English

$12,500 per year – Financial Economics – English

$12,500 per year – Financial Engineering – Russian

$12,500 per year – Financial Markets and Institutions – Russian

$12,500 per year – Financial Technologies and Data Analysis – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Financial, Tax and Customs Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Foreign Languages and Cross-cultural Communication – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Global Business – English

$12,500 per year – Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation – English

$12,500 per year – Health Care Administration and Economics – Russian

$12,500 per year – History of Artistic Culture and the Art Market – Russian

$12,500 per year – History of the Modern World – Russian

$12,500 per year – History, Theory and Philosophy of Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – HR Analytics – Russian

$12,500 per year – HR Management in Public Sector – Russian

$12,500 per year – Information Analytics in Enterprise Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Information Security Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction – Russian

$12,500 per year – Innovative Technologies in Supply Chain Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Integrated Communications – Russian

$12,500 per year – Intellectual Property and IT Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – International News Production – English

$12,500 per year – International Private Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – International Relations in Eurasia – English

$12,500 per year – International Relations: European and Asian Studies – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – International Sports Management and Marketing – Russian

$12,500 per year – International Trade Policy – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Internet of Things and Cyber-physical Systems – Russian

$12,500 per year – Joint Master’s Programme with the Centre of Teaching Excellence – Russian

$12,500 per year – Language Policy in the Context of Ethnocultural Diversity – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Law and Public Administration – Russian

$12,500 per year – Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration – English

$12,500 per year – Lawyer in Public Justice and Law Enforcement – Russian

$12,500 per year – Lawyer on the Global Financial Market – Russian

$12,500 per year – Lean Manufacturing and Quality Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Legal Support and Protection of Business – Russian

$12,500 per year – Legal Support for Corporate and Human Resource Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Legal Support of Entrepreneurial Activity – Russian

$12,500 per year – Linguistic Theory and Language Description – English

$12,500 per year – Literature and Media – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Management – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Management and Analytics for Business – English

$12,500 per year – Management and Marketing in Fashion Industry – Russian

$12,500 per year – Management in Higher Education – Russian

$12,500 per year – Management of Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments – Russian

$12,500 per year – Management Systems and Information Processing in Engineering – Russian

$12,500 per year – Marketing – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Marketing Communications and Advertising in the Contemporary Business – Russian

$12,500 per year – Master of International Business – English

$12,500 per year – Materials. Devices. Nanotechnology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Mathematical Methods of Modelling and Computer Technologies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Mathematics – English

$12,500 per year – Mathematics and Mathematical Physics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Measurements in Psychology and Education – Russian

$12,500 per year – Media Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Medieval Studies – Russian

$12,500 per year – Modern Social Analysis – Russian

$12,500 per year – Multi-platform Film Production – Russian

$12,500 per year – Pedagogy – Russian

$12,500 per year – Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Philosophical Anthropology – Russian

$12,500 per year – Philosophy and History of Religion – Russian

$12,500 per year – Physics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Political Analysis and Public Policy – English

$12,500 per year – Political Linguistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Politics. Economics. Philosophy – English

$12,500 per year – Population and Development – English

$12,500 per year – Project Management: Project Analysis, Investments, and Implementation Technologies – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Prototyping Future Cities – English

$12,500 per year – Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytical Business Consulting – Russian

$12,500 per year – Psychoanalysis and Psychotheraphy – Russian

$12,500 per year – Psychology in Business – Russian

$12,500 per year – Public Administration – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Public Law – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Retail Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Russian and Comparative Literature – Russian

$12,500 per year – Russian as a Foreign Language in Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspective – Russian

$12,500 per year – Russian Studies – English

$12,500 per year – SMART-Marketing: Data, Analysis, Insight – Russian

$12,500 per year – Social Sector Management – Russian

$12,500 per year – Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia – English

$12,500 per year – Sociology of Public and Business Sphere – Russian

$12,500 per year – Software Development and Data Analysis – Russian

$12,500 per year – Sports Law – Russian

$12,500 per year – Statistical Learning Theory – English

$12,500 per year – Statistical Modelling and Actuarial Science – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Strategic Corporate Finance – English

$12,500 per year – Strategic Management in Logistics – Russian

$12,500 per year – Strategic Management in the Fuel and Energy Sector – Russian

$12,500 per year – Supercomputer Simulations in Science and Engineering – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – System and Software Engineering – English

$12,500 per year – System Programming – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Systemic Family Therapy – Russian

$12,500 per year – Transmedia Production in Digital Industries – Russian

$12,500 per year – Transport Planning – Russian

$12,500 per year – Urban Development and Governance – Russian and English*

$12,500 per year – Urban Development and Spatial Planning – Russian

$12,500 per year – Visual Culture – Russian

$12,500 per year – World Economy – Russian

Visiting and Exchange Student Programs

Semester in Moscow – $3,000 USD

Summer University – $150 USD per 1 ECTS (plus application fee)

Russian Language Training

Preparatory Year – $2,700

6-month-long Russian language training – $1,200

Russian Language Courses – Upon Request

Intensive Summer School – $4,000 USD

Russian Language Electives – Upon request

Language of Teaching

Most of the courses are taught in Russian with a few others being taught in English. Majority of people in the country speak Russian but there are a few people who understand and speak fluent English. Courses taught in Russian require students to enroll in the preparatory school to learn the language.

Application / Enrollment Fees

Application Deadlines

There is no age limit for applicants.

Full Degree Programmes

Fall/September Intake: starts – October (of the previous year), ends – August (of the current year) (best to apply before June)

Foundation Course

Spring/February Intake (0.5 year): starts – August, ends – January (best to apply before October)

Fall/October Intake (1 year): starts – May, ends – September (best to apply before July)

Application Documents

Undergraduate

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent recognized by the Russian Federation and duly legalized, if applicable (if you do not yet have your high school certificate at the time of application, you can submit an official high school transcript of records for last 3 years).

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Russian, it must be translated)

Successful passing of 2 program-specific entrance examinations (online or on-campus).

Students applying for Bachelor’s programmes are not required to possess international certificates such as IELTS or TOEFL – they take entrance exams in 2 subjects: one of them is English (for English-taught programmes) and another one depends on the programme they choose (it can be Mathematics, History or Social Studies).

Masters

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Russian Federation (if it is not in English or Russian, it must be translated)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Russian, it must be translated)

Master’s applicants are usually required to provide the results of English proficiency exams for most English-taught programmes. There are also a few programmes that do not require students whose previous medium of instruction was English to have such certificates. It’s important to check the requirements for a particular programme.

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

Applicants who don’t have English proficiency results are given a simple (street conversation level) English test. Those who fail are given English course for one or two semesters before they start the main courses. Also, applicants who have deficiency course (not enough of the prerequisite courses) are also giving such courses before they start their main program.

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements

Students applying for Bachelor’s programmes are not required to possess international certificates such as IELTS or TOEFL – they take entrance exams in 2 subjects: one of them is English (for English-taught programmes) and another one depends on the programme they choose (it can be Mathematics, History or Social Studies). Thus, they take our English language exam online – no need to possess English language certificates.

On the other hand, Master’s applicants are usually required to provide the results of English proficiency exams for most English-taught programmes. There are also a few programmes that do not require students whose previous medium of instruction was English to have such certificates. It’s important to check the requirements for a particular programme.

Other Application Details

There is no age limit for applicants