Graduate Program: Linguistic Theory and Language Description (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: July 15, 2016

HSE University’s School of Linguistics is a young and dynamic research center led by a team of linguists who specialize in: linguistic typology, minority languages, and language documentation; formal approaches to language; sociolinguistics; instrumental acoustic analysis; Russian linguistics, corpus linguistics and corpus building; morphology, syntax, lexical semantics and lexicography; psycholinguistics, and many other areas.

The School of Linguistics frequently hosts lectures, special seminars, conferences, and workshops, led by visiting Russian and international experts. In 2016-2017, Dr. Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven), Dr. Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp) and Dr. Eric Reuland (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics) will lead special events. A full list of past events is available here.

The Master’s program is taught in English (with the exception of electives on Russian linguistics). A full list of courses with annotations is available here.

Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply, though some prior experience in linguistics is strongly recommended. To apply to the program, please compile a portfolio of your academic activities so far, including undergraduate studies. Materials and publications from conferences and projects that applicants have participated in are very much welcome but not required.

Tuition-free scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants who apply before May 1, 2016. Russian language training is available to HSE students at all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Convenient and inexpensive accommodations are provided to all students at HSE dormitories.

For more information and to apply, please click here!