Academic Program: Spring 2017 HSE-Moscow’s Faculty of Economic Sciences (Russia)

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2016

Nomination deadline is September 15, 2016

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 87 programs in 16 areas of study for undergraduate students and 129 Master’s programs in 28 areas of study. 17 Master’s programs are currently taught entirely in English. In 2016 there will be four more English-taught graduate programs. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to approximately 27,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The undergraduate program offers a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language.

Undergraduate students enjoy a wide variety of liberal arts courses that combine humanities and science in a balanced way that suits majors such as:

  • Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Economics

  • Economics and Mathematics

  • Political Science

  • Russian and East European Studies

  • Global Affairs

  • Humanities

The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage

More about US students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at

Moscow is a hidden gem

Additional useful links:

Faculty of economic sciences brochure

Study at HSE booklet

HSE Exchange Factsheet 2016 – 2017

Course Catalogs

HSE International Student Handbook

HSE International Student Office

A short video about a day of international students at HSE

Related Fees:

Tuition fee (Spring 2017 semester)   US$ 3,000 (waived for exchange students nominated by partner universities)

Dormitory, meals, city transportation, and entertainment (monthly, approximate cost) US$ 300

Please send inquiries and applications to the Faculty’s International office (attn.: Oxana Budjko at obudjko@hse.ru)