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Doctoral School in Economics is Accepting Applications Two More Months

The National Research University Higher School of Economics is a research university that carries out its mission through academic, programming, peer review, and sociocultural work based on international academic and organizational standards. Admission to three year PhD program deadline is March 12, 2021

Doctoral School in Economics is Accepting Applications Two More Months

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The aim of the Doctoral School of Economics is to prepare future researchers and teachers who are able to ensure a high level of economic research and economic education in Russia, as well as to ensure further integration into the global economic research community.

Doctoral students have the opportunity to:

  • take modern courses on economics, finance, and economic research methods
  • use HSE’s wealth of library resources and databases
  • take part in research projects at HSE University
  • participate in numerous scientific seminars and conferences in Russia and internationally
  • prepare and present a dissertation for a Candidate of Economic Sciences degree (equivalent to Ph.D. degree)

High educational standards for the Doctoral School of Economics give its graduates an excellent starting position in the labor market, as well as open up opportunities for future academic growth and fruitful professional dialogue with colleagues both in Russia and abroad.

Applicants must have good knowledge of English language. Russian language is a plus.

Course Level: Full-time Ph.D. degree program (taught in English or Russian).

Study Subject: Graduate education and research in the following fields: Economic Theory; Economics and National Economy Management; Finance, Money Circulation, and Credit; Accounting and Statistics; Mathematical and Instrumental Methods of Economics; and The World Economy.

Eligibility: International students applying for a Ph.D. program offered at HSE University Doctoral School in Economics.

Nationality: International students of any nationality can apply for these scholarships.

Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: https://aspirantura.hse.ru/en/exams

Test Requirement: Special discipline

Examination location: Moscow. The exam will be taken via  Internet call services Skype (or equivalent). Permission must be sought from the Doctoral school at an early stage.

English Language Requirement:

If you submit an internationally recognized language certificate English language exam is waived. Minimum test scores IELTS 6, TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) 80, TOEFL PBT (Paper Based) 500.

HSE University is the leader in Russia in economics, management, social sciences, and computer science. Founded in 1992, the university is young, however, it is already a highly respected research centre. In 2009, the Russian Ministry of Education granted HSE University “National Research University” status, a distinction conferred only to the country’s most prestigious higher education institutions. HSE University is an excellent place for young researchers and scholars. The university’s main campus is located in the centre of Moscow, and there are affiliate campuses in St. Petersburg, Perm, and Nizhny Novgorod. HSE University plays an integral role not only in the vibrant urban centres that it is a part of but also on the global stage, through its partnerships and agreements with more than 300 international universities and institutions. These connections both locally and internationally present a vast array of opportunities for students in doctoral programmes.

Doctoral programmes at HSE University meet international standards in providing specialized training and extensive research opportunities for degree candidates. Joint Ph.D. and cotutelle programmes are available for outstanding students.

Find out how to apply, as well as information about entry requirements, fees, scholarships, and how to identify potential supervisors.

The following documents are compulsory for all applications: 
Application form for entrance exams and enrollment
Application form (both application forms are necessary)
Research proposal
Please organize your proposal under the following headings: Title Research question; Objectives; Literature reviews; Research techniques; References & Bibliography. Please contact the Doctoral school to find out any particular requirements before submitting your application. 
Two letters of recommendation, one of them is from the former applicant’s educational institution
Copies of education certificates with supplements (e.g. diploma and transcript with a list of courses and final grades). All foreign diplomas must be translated into Russian,  notarized, and legalized in the country where the applicant studied.
Online application for recognition of foreign credentials (in English) 
Please note that diploma recognition by HSE is only valid for internal purposes and is free of charge. For any questions about the recognition procedure, please contact recognition@hse.ru. 
Copy of the passport
4 photos (3x4cm) 

Application Form It's possible to apply via online application form https://enrol.hse.ru/


Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 12, 2021