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International Admission 2020

Starting from 1 November international students can apply online to study at HSE University and Faculty of Economic Sciences

Photo by Sasha Yudaev on Unsplash

Photo by Sasha Yudaev on Unsplash

Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics invites highly motivated international students who excel in mathematics to apply for bachelor and master studies in economics, statistics and finance. Soon-to-be graduates who expect graduation by summer 2020 and are interested in studying economics or finance should apply online with the current transcript to the faculty of economic sciences at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) located in Moscow, Russia.


We invite students to consider undergraduate study at HSE in Moscow — this is one of the most selective programs in Russia, with endless study abroad locations, research labs and graduate school preparation — all this at a very affordable cost. Faculty of Economic Sciences has a lot of programs for those who can study in Russian and a few in English. International students pay the same tuition fees as Russian students, and are provided with safe dormitory accommodation in Moscow, which makes study at HSE very affordable.  

For those students whose Russian is not enough for academic purposes, HSE offers preparatory year in Russian language that will enable students to study in Russian language. Here are some answers to the question why they may be willing to do so. Online registration is open at this page https://admissions.hse.ru/en/undergraduate-apply 


Graduate study at HSE in Moscow provides students with dual degrees opportunities, career development, and employment opportunities. Fellowships available. Affordable and safe dormitories for all enrolled students.

Currently four master’s programs are taught entirely in English:
- Economics, Research Program
- Applied Economics 
- ICEF's Financial Economics, taught in cooperation with University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science), and  
- Strategic Corporate Finance program.

To study in these programs students do not need Russian language. They need to have strong quantitative skills, solid mathematics background, be interested in finance and economics, and be willing to study in Moscow. Students who want to spend their second year in such universities as Erasmus, Lancaster School of Management, Sorbonne, Humboldt and University of Luxembourg are entitled to  dual degrees upon successful completion of graduation requirements. Some students choose to spend a semester or year abroad, and HSE has about 200 destinations that students choose among.

Online registration is open at this page https://www.hse.ru/admissions/graduate-apply

Here are some more links
Bachelor programs
Master programs
Faculty of economic sciences brochure
Course Catalogs (courses taught in English)
Will my diploma be recognized abroad?
A short video about a day of international students at HSE
Students reflections

For a potential applicant who can study in Russian, Faculty of Economic Sciences provides plenty of programs, fellowships and financial support. They also can have a one-year, or one-semester preparatory training if they think their Russian language is not enough for academic purposes.

We offer free online courses at Coursera in English as a great way to get an idea what teaching at HSE can be like.
Mathematics for Economists by Kirill Bukin

Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions by Vasily Klucharev
Introduction to Galois Theory by Ekaterina Amerik
Jacobi modular forms: 30 ans après by  Valery A. Gritsenko
Public Economics by Leonid I. Polischuk
Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets by  Marek Dabrowski

If you would like to request any further information on the programs, how to prepare to prosper at HSE, and how to make college an investment rather than a burden on the family budget please feel free to contact Oxana Budjko, Head of the Faculty of Economic Sciences International Office.