HSE University St. Petersburg


HSE University  St. Petersburg

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HSE University  St. Petersburg

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HSE University  St. Petersburg

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HSE University  St. Petersburg

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HSE University  St. Petersburg


HSE University  St. Petersburg


HSE University  St. Petersburg
HSE University – St Petersburg is a modern and dynamically developing university located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world (part of HSE – a Russian higher education leader, consistently ranked as one of national and global top universities, having 4 campuses). We are a comprehensive university embracing a vast variety of academic fields: Economics, Management, Finance, IT, Physics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Math, Arts Management with all cycles of education from Lyceum to PhD. HSE - St Petersburg offers to students 22 Master’s programmes (including 8 taught in English and 5 double-degree programmes).
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The key distinctive features of HSE University  - St Petersburg are:

  • Top-notch studies
  • Transparent system of university scholarships
  • Strong focus on international mobility
  • International recognition (top ranked by QS and THE, accredited by EFMD, ACCA and CIMA)
  • Global outreach: 11% international students, 60+ countries presented on campus
  • 100+ international partnerships
  • Strong research
  • Modern and well-developed campus infrastructure
  • All-round student support
  • Accessibility and open-mindedness
  • Wide range of employment opportunities 



  • Master of International Business. Key features: strong focus on digital marketing, e-business and e-commerce; close collaboration with top employers. 
  • Master in Management and Analytics for Business. Key features: includes an international QTEM track; strong focus on data analytics and advanced marketing; a double-degree track with the University Pompeu Fabra
  • Master in Finance. Key features: in-depth insight in contemporary theory and modern practices; EPAS and ACCA accredited; includes an international QTEM track; double-degree tracks with ESSCA Management School, University of Sacro Cuore and UCL (IMESS)
  • Master in Arts and Culture Management. Key features: strong focus on global trends and business processes in arts, culture and creative industries; strategic partnership with the State Hermitage Museum.
  • Master in Business and Politics in Modern Asia. Key features: strong focus on business and political processes in Asia, nation-specific issues and intercultural communication between Europe,  Russia and Asia; opportunity to learn Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Arabic. 
  • Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia. Key features: in-depth insight into Comparative Politics complented with an advanced understanding of the unique political and social environment of the Eurasian region.
  • Master in Global and Regional History. Key features: understanding global history throught a regional focus on Russian, former Soviet and Eurasian spaces. 



  • As of 2020, there are about 6500 students on campus, 11% of them are international. 
  • International students come from 63 countries of the world 
  • Annually the university accepts 200+ incoming exchange students and freemovers. 

How to apply: your step by step guide 

Step 1: create a personal account on the web-site. After you receive your login and password, fill in all the necessary information. Your personal account will be the main source of all important admissions information! 

Step 2: Create and submit your portfolio, which includes your previous education document, your CV, a motivation letter, recommendation letters, certificates and diplomas. Detailed description. Documents are to submitted in the Programmes' language of instruction (English or Russian). 

Step 3: Pass the Skype interview (you'll receive the appointment via email). 

Step 4: After you receive the admission confirmation, start getting ready for the start of the academic year! 





*tuition fees are indicated in accordance with the exchange rate (Russian rouble - USD) as of February 2020. 


HSE Gold Scholarship

Scholarship provides:

  • Free tuition for the whole period of studying;
  • Monthly scholarship 1,500 RUB.

Eligibility: Top scores upon passing entrance trials: tests (undergraduate programmes) / portfolio competion and interview (graduate programmes). 

Please note: the number of HSE Gold Scholarships allocated for each degree programme is very limited, and scholarships are highly competitive.

Tuition waivers 

In order to get tuition fee waivers (%) applicants have to earn high results upon entrance trials: cumulative score for 2 trials (undergraduate) / portfolio and interview (graduate).

Eligibility for graduate applicants 

  • 50-59 points – 25%;
  • Above 60 points – 50%.

How to get a tuition fee waiver

The tuition fee waiver is awarded automatically upon completion of entrance trials.

* The tuition fee waiver is not provided to 'Physics' undergraduate programme students


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