HSE University : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    298
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio6
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students4,081
  • SizeXL
  • Total Faculty6,439

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HSE University (National Research University) was established in 1992. The Russian university has campuses in four cities and boasts more than 20 faculties, including electronics, computer sciencemathematics, communications, media, and designworld economy and international affairs, and, most recently, physics.

HSE University has more than 40,000 students on four campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. HSE University is one of the largest universities in Russia.

HSE offers high quality education at all levels – from high school students to postgraduate and MBA programs. Subject fields include the social sciences, economics, humanities, law, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology, as well as in creative disciplines.

HSE's English-taught online specialization, Advanced Machine Learning, was the first course in Russia to receive the Outstanding Educator Award from Coursera in the Innovation category.

HSE faculty, researchers, and students represent over 100 countries. HSE University operates more than 100 research institutes and centers, and around 40 international laboratories are led by internationally renowned scholars, including Nobel laureate Eric Maskin and Fields medal laureate Andrey Okunkov.

There are a number of ways to learn more about HSE’s programs:

Exploring HSE online

Studying at HSE 

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as more than 50 double degree programs with global universities. HSE University has 765 partnerships and/or student exchange agreements with 421 international partners from 60+ countries. 

New online programmes are available on Coursera. One can study completely online and get a degree from HSE University.

HSE students can choose up to a third of their course. 20 percent of degree credits are earned through project work, enabling students to learn through ‘on-the-job’ experiences that prepare them for post-graduation employment. Learn about the admissions process here.

HSE University also offers short-term non-degree programs, including a semester in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod; the SummerUniversity; as well as summer and winter schools in various fields.

Doing Business in Russia is an educational module that combines practical experiences through internships with theoretical knowledge in the classroom to give a wide-reaching introduction to Russia’s business culture.

Additionally, HSE also runs Russian language preparatory courses (basic, intensive and extended courses) for international students who plan to enter a Russian-taught full-degree program, as well as an English Preparatory Programme in Economics.

The HSE InternationalAdmissions website is available both in English and in Russian, as well as in Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.

To find out more about HSE University, you can visit its social media platforms: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter; YouTube; Telegram (in Russian); Vkontakte (in Russian).

The main buildings of the HSE Moscow campus are in the historical center of Moscow: between the Boulevard Ring and Kitay-Gorod. Take this 3D tour.It is a great place to walk and explore the history of the capital not far from the Kremlin. Take this 3D tour.


All HSE campuses are comfortable for the students:

  • Cafes and canteens 
  • Modern housing
  • GYM’s, dancing and yoga classes
  • HSE Buddies who help international students to get accustomed to life in Moscow and on campus (part of ESN)
  • Libraries and coworking areas
  • Computer classes
  • Mobile app for campus navigation in Moscow
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Adaptation for disabled people
  • First-aid posts

HSE University is expanding, improving, and trying to make learning equally comfortable for all students. Beginning in 2021, HSE University will introduce a new student housing programme.


Students admitted to state-funded places, i.e. with a 100% scholarship from the Russian government ('quotas'), will be accommodated in the HSE dormitories. The average dormitory fee is 2,000 Russian rubles per month.

Fee-paying students and students with partial grants will be able to participate in the new student housing programme, which will provide assistance with finding an apartment or room for rent, and, if necessary, roommate pairing.

Details are available on the My HSE House website.

There are a number of sporting facilities at HSE University, including football, yoga and chess. And don’t forget about all the student clubs and associations at your disposal.

Students can utilize the Center for Psychological Counselling should they need it. Similarly, there is the Academic Writing Center on campus too.

International students share their impressions of living in Russia and studying at HSE.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT:


Visa support

Pre-arrival consultations

Induction week and orientation events

Individual study plans

Academic and psychological counselling

In-campus and online services in English

 


SOCIAL LIFE


City tours

Cultural events

Associations and clubs

Buddies Club – student organization to help integrate international students into HSE life 


Find out about student life at HSE University here.

HSE University alumni can network and stay in touch via this link.

HSE University (National Research University) was established in 1992. The Russian university has campuses in four cities and boasts more than 20 faculties, including electronics, computer sciencemathematics, communications, media, and designworld economy and international affairs, and, most recently, physics.

HSE University has more than 40,000 students on four campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. HSE University is one of the largest universities in Russia.

HSE offers high quality education at all levels – from high school students to postgraduate and MBA programs. Subject fields include the social sciences, economics, humanities, law, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology, as well as in creative disciplines.

HSE's English-taught online specialization, Advanced Machine Learning, was the first course in Russia to receive the Outstanding Educator Award from Coursera in the Innovation category.

HSE faculty, researchers, and students represent over 100 countries. HSE University operates more than 100 research institutes and centers, and around 40 international laboratories are led by internationally renowned scholars, including Nobel laureate Eric Maskin and Fields medal laureate Andrey Okunkov.

There are a number of ways to learn more about HSE’s programs:

Exploring HSE online

Studying at HSE 

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as more than 50 double degree programs with global universities. HSE University has 765 partnerships and/or student exchange agreements with 421 international partners from 60+ countries. 

New online programmes are available on Coursera. One can study completely online and get a degree from HSE University.

HSE students can choose up to a third of their course. 20 percent of degree credits are earned through project work, enabling students to learn through ‘on-the-job’ experiences that prepare them for post-graduation employment. Learn about the admissions process here.

HSE University also offers short-term non-degree programs, including a semester in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod; the SummerUniversity; as well as summer and winter schools in various fields.

Doing Business in Russia is an educational module that combines practical experiences through internships with theoretical knowledge in the classroom to give a wide-reaching introduction to Russia’s business culture.

Additionally, HSE also runs Russian language preparatory courses (basic, intensive and extended courses) for international students who plan to enter a Russian-taught full-degree program, as well as an English Preparatory Programme in Economics.

The HSE InternationalAdmissions website is available both in English and in Russian, as well as in Chinese, Spanish and Arabic.

To find out more about HSE University, you can visit its social media platforms: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter; YouTube; Telegram (in Russian); Vkontakte (in Russian).

The main buildings of the HSE Moscow campus are in the historical center of Moscow: between the Boulevard Ring and Kitay-Gorod. Take this 3D tour.It is a great place to walk and explore the history of the capital not far from the Kremlin. Take this 3D tour.


All HSE campuses are comfortable for the students:

  • Cafes and canteens 
  • Modern housing
  • GYM’s, dancing and yoga classes
  • HSE Buddies who help international students to get accustomed to life in Moscow and on campus (part of ESN)
  • Libraries and coworking areas
  • Computer classes
  • Mobile app for campus navigation in Moscow
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Adaptation for disabled people
  • First-aid posts

HSE University is expanding, improving, and trying to make learning equally comfortable for all students. Beginning in 2021, HSE University will introduce a new student housing programme.


Students admitted to state-funded places, i.e. with a 100% scholarship from the Russian government ('quotas'), will be accommodated in the HSE dormitories. The average dormitory fee is 2,000 Russian rubles per month.

Fee-paying students and students with partial grants will be able to participate in the new student housing programme, which will provide assistance with finding an apartment or room for rent, and, if necessary, roommate pairing.

Details are available on the My HSE House website.

There are a number of sporting facilities at HSE University, including football, yoga and chess. And don’t forget about all the student clubs and associations at your disposal.

Students can utilize the Center for Psychological Counselling should they need it. Similarly, there is the Academic Writing Center on campus too.

International students share their impressions of living in Russia and studying at HSE.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT:


Visa support

Pre-arrival consultations

Induction week and orientation events

Individual study plans

Academic and psychological counselling

In-campus and online services in English

 


SOCIAL LIFE


City tours

Cultural events

Associations and clubs

Buddies Club – student organization to help integrate international students into HSE life 


Find out about student life at HSE University here.

HSE University alumni can network and stay in touch via this link.

Available programs

University highlights

HSE University is one of the top Public universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #298 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2013
    #501-550
  • 2014
    #501-550
  • 2015
    #501-550
  • 2016
    #411-420
  • 2018
    #=382
  • 2019
    #=343
  • 2020
    #322
  • 2021
    #298

Ranking criteria

34.4
Overall
26.1
Academic Reputation
32.8
Employer Reputation
94
Faculty Student Ratio
2.2
Citations per Faculty
8.1
International Faculty Ratio
17
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
38,447

25%
75%

International students
4,081

35%
65%

Total faculty staff
6,439

336
6103

Total students
38,447

25%
75%

International students
4,081

35%
65%

Total faculty staff
6,439

6103
336

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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