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HSE University

Location

HSE-Moscow, Moscow Russia

Ranking

# =308QS World University Rankings

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8Undergraduate programs

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40Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$5270Average tuition fee

About HSE University

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 science, mathematics, communications, media, and design, world 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 programmes. 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 programmes:

Exploring HSE online

    Study Tour Experience: The next Study Tour will take place from February 15 – 20 2021Class Experience: Class Experience offers another opportunity to attend HSE’s online master’s programme classes. Class Experience is a new project that was launched last month. The program lasts until April. Find out about the application process here.Mock Tests for Prospective Bachelor’s Students: Anyone interested can take a mock test in their field of choice: there are tests in Russian, Mathematics, History, and EnglishZoom Consultations: Through Zoom Consultations, you can learn about the rules of admission, and get advice on preparing necessary documents. The next group consultation will be held on December 10 at 4 pm by a representative of the HSE Graduate School of BusinessA great opportunity for Master's applicants - Preliminary Portfolio AssessmentGrant and Scholarship CalculatorQuiz for Master’s Prospective StudentsTest for Bachelor's Students to figure out which study programmes suit their skills and preferences 'Inspired by Your Bright Future: HSE Business Talk' webinars

'HSE Stars Featured: Professors' and Students' Stories' videos

Studying at HSE 

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as more than 50 double degree programmes 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 programmes, including a semester in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod; the Summer University; 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. Some of them are in an online mode.

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

About HSE University

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 science, mathematics, communications, media, and design, world 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 programmes. 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 programmes:

Exploring HSE online

    Study Tour Experience: The next Study Tour will take place from February 15 – 20 2021Class Experience: Class Experience offers another opportunity to attend HSE’s online master’s programme classes. Class Experience is a new project that was launched last month. The program lasts until April. Find out about the application process here.Mock Tests for Prospective Bachelor’s Students: Anyone interested can take a mock test in their field of choice: there are tests in Russian, Mathematics, History, and EnglishZoom Consultations: Through Zoom Consultations, you can learn about the rules of admission, and get advice on preparing necessary documents. The next group consultation will be held on December 10 at 4 pm by a representative of the HSE Graduate School of BusinessA great opportunity for Master's applicants - Preliminary Portfolio AssessmentGrant and Scholarship CalculatorQuiz for Master’s Prospective StudentsTest for Bachelor's Students to figure out which study programmes suit their skills and preferences 'Inspired by Your Bright Future: HSE Business Talk' webinars

'HSE Stars Featured: Professors' and Students' Stories' videos

Studying at HSE 

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as more than 50 double degree programmes 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 programmes, including a semester in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod; the Summer University; 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. Some of them are in an online mode.

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

University information

General

5+
60+

Bachelor

5+
60+
4+
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45,716
74%
26%
5,112
65%
35%
7,523
95%
5%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

-
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International Students

5,270 USD
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

HSE University is one of the top public universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #=308 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #501-550
  • 2015
    #501-550
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #411-420
  • 2018
    #=382
  • 2019
    #=343
  • 2020
    #322
  • 2021
    #298
  • 2022
    #=305
  • 2023
    #=308

Ranking criteria

34.3
Overall
26.9
Academic Reputation
32.6
Employer Reputation
92.6
Faculty Student Ratio
1.9
Citations per Faculty
7.8
International Faculty Ratio
17.2
International Students Ratio
70.6
International Research Network
25.5
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as more than 50 double degree programmes 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 programmes, including a semester in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or Nizhny Novgorod; the Summer University; 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. Some of them are in an online mode.

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

Studying at HSE 

HSE University offers more than 240 bachelor’s and master’s programmes, as well as more than 50 double degree programmes 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. 

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FAQs

No. HSE does not charge an application fee. You can apply online and take entrance exams online (for Bachelor's degree) or submit your portfolio (for a Master's). The whole process from application to admission is entirely online and free of charge (Including receiving the acceptance letter and visa invitation letter). Should someone tell you that you have to pay a fee, contact us at [email protected]

Applications are accepted on the deadline dates until 23:59 MSK (GMT+3):

  • August 15 for undergraduate applicants;
  • August 10 for graduate applicants.

You have to sit for entrance exams (online through your personal account or according to the schedule) before August 20, 2021, or upload your portfolio to the personal online account before August 10, 2021.

You can apply to up to two undergraduate and graduate programmes in the same application in four HSE campuses.

Since 2017, HSE has been offering a variety of tuition fee scholarships to its international applicants for undergraduate and graduate programmes. 


Each year, HSE awards a number of full-tuition and partial scholarships** to international students. The scholarships are merit-based and depend on students’ entrance exam scores and portfolios. Once the application form submitted online, every applicant is considered for a scholarship. For more information on the process and requirements, visit HSE's Scholarships page.


It is possible to study online and get a partial scholarship too. All online programmes are full-time courses. After completing the programme, you will get a diploma from HSE University, the same diploma as for the HSE offline programmes. The full list of programmes is here. HSE does not provide visa support and housing for students from online programmes, as the studying process is organized completely online.



**Please note that scholarships are not available for some programmes.

Moscow is a large city with the same safety concerns as most large cities of the world. Learn more about what to expect while living in Moscow as an international student. There are cases of petty crime targeting tourists, so we recommend students be aware of their surroundings and pay close attention to belongings.  For more information on safety, we recommend you review any advisories provided by your country’s embassy in Russia. Read more here. You may want to check also benefits of studying in Russia.