Study Abroad: Summer University (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 08, 2018

No matter why you are interested in Russia–whether it’s Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Mussorgsky’s operas, current political affairs, or the Russian language – if you are considering studying abroad during the summer of 2018, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow offers study programs that fit almost any interest: the Summer University with an optional Russian as a foreign language class, or the Intensive Russian Language Program. Studying just a few blocks away from Red Square, with endless coffee shops and eateries, nice weather, affordable entertainment and travel in a well-connected city that is at once ancient and modern, global and historical, expansive and safe will make your summer at HSE Moscow an unforgettable experience.

Summer University

Summer University at the Higher School of Economics is a great opportunity to combine a rich study program

with cultural immersion and social networking. All courses are taught in English, and participants are free to

choose among any courses being offered in the following fields:

Russian Studies

Politics & International Relations

Economics & Management

Computer Science & Math

Culture & History

Russian as a Foreign Language

The tuition fee is based on the number of ECTS each student takes on, and is US $150* per credit. The minimum tuition fee is US $354* (two credits). The tuition fee includes one sight-seeing tour and social events. All students have the option of spending one week at HSE’s Saint Petersburg campus and/or one week at the Nizhny Novgorod campus.More detailed information is available on the HSE Summer University website or in the brochure.

Accommodation is provided in a dorm for $90 per month. All non-HSE applicants will be subject to a $50* registration fee. Students of HSE partner universities, as well as groups of students from the same university, will receive special discounts.

Intensive Russian Language

Students spend four to ten weeks in Moscow , Russia intensively studying the Russian language. Since its inception in 2013, more than 1200 students have successfully graduated from the program.

Dates: June through mid-August

Participants may receive from 12 to 30 hours of instruction in Russian per week. Lessons will be offered at various levels of language proficiency, from А2 to В2 (C1 will also be offered if there are enough applications). A minimal knowledge of Russian is required; you may take lessons in basic Russian from the Russian Language Center via Skype prior to arrival (if a sufficient group size is enrolled).

Unique features of the program:

– living in a real Russian dorm with Russian-speaking roommates

– tutors at the dorm

– specialized courses (such as “Russian through Politics”, “Language of business media”, etc.)

– optional components of the program taught at HSE’s St. Petersburg and Perm’ campuses (the students will travel to Perm’ on the Trans-Siberian Railway )

Cultural events are organized at the request of the partner universities and not included in the cost of the program.

The cost depends on the size of the group, the length and intensity of the program, etc. Individual students pay US$4,000* for 10 weeks , including 20 hours of class work and 10 hours of tutorship per week. The cost includes tuition fees, dorm, and airport transfers. A group of 8 people or more (who all have the same level of Russian proficiency) receive a 30% discount per person. More information is available at the program website .