HSE University : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =305
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio6
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • Tuition Fee5270-18240 USD
  • International Students4,535
  • SizeXL

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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 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

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.

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

The main buildings of the HSE Moscow campus are in the historical centre of Moscow: between the Boulevard Ring and Kitay-Gorod. 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.

The application period starts every November and ends every August.

International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships for selected full-degree Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The university offers a wide range of tuition fee scholarships and grants to international applicants.

Academic year 2021/2022: 

The university will be arranging vaccinations for first-year students arriving on campus. This means that students applying to HSE University this summer can come to Moscow and obtain all the necessary vaccination certificates on campus.

Existing HSE University safety policies—including social distancing and mask mandate— will continue to apply. On-site classes will be limited to fifty students at a time.

All first-year students (with or without vaccination certificates) may move into dorms and rental apartments. HSE University will be organizing a vaccination drive in September for students aged 18 and over who are unvaccinated. Younger students will be eligible for vaccination once they turn 18.


The Career Development Centre at HSE University organises events to advance the relationships between HSE and its industry partners year round. The centre also provides HSE students and graduates with career guidance and hosts the largest HSE's career event, Career Marathon.

The centre cooperates with more than 500 companies such as Sberbank, VTB24, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Gazpromneft Lubricants, IBM, Rosneft, Google, Procter&Gamble, Coca-Cola, EY, Mercedes-Benz, Bloomberg, McKinsey, and more. The centre regularly holds joint events (presentations, master classes, workshops, business games, etc.) with those companies.

The Success Builder Project features graduates from HSE University who have discovered themselves through an interesting business or an unexpected profession. The protagonists share their experiences and talk about the big shots they’ve schmoozed and how they’ve made the most of the opportunities they were given.


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 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

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.

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

The main buildings of the HSE Moscow campus are in the historical centre of Moscow: between the Boulevard Ring and Kitay-Gorod. 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.

The application period starts every November and ends every August.

International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships for selected full-degree Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The university offers a wide range of tuition fee scholarships and grants to international applicants.

Academic year 2021/2022: 

The university will be arranging vaccinations for first-year students arriving on campus. This means that students applying to HSE University this summer can come to Moscow and obtain all the necessary vaccination certificates on campus.

Existing HSE University safety policies—including social distancing and mask mandate— will continue to apply. On-site classes will be limited to fifty students at a time.

All first-year students (with or without vaccination certificates) may move into dorms and rental apartments. HSE University will be organizing a vaccination drive in September for students aged 18 and over who are unvaccinated. Younger students will be eligible for vaccination once they turn 18.


The Career Development Centre at HSE University organises events to advance the relationships between HSE and its industry partners year round. The centre also provides HSE students and graduates with career guidance and hosts the largest HSE's career event, Career Marathon.

The centre cooperates with more than 500 companies such as Sberbank, VTB24, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Gazpromneft Lubricants, IBM, Rosneft, Google, Procter&Gamble, Coca-Cola, EY, Mercedes-Benz, Bloomberg, McKinsey, and more. The centre regularly holds joint events (presentations, master classes, workshops, business games, etc.) with those companies.

The Success Builder Project features graduates from HSE University who have discovered themselves through an interesting business or an unexpected profession. The protagonists share their experiences and talk about the big shots they’ve schmoozed and how they’ve made the most of the opportunities they were given.


Available programs

University highlights

HSE University is one of the top Public universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #=305 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

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

Ranking criteria

34.1
Overall
27.4
Academic Reputation
1.9
Citations per Faculty
28.1
Employer Reputation
94.1
Faculty Student Ratio
2.3
International Faculty Ratio
16.5
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
42,852

25%
75%

International students
4,535

35%
65%

Total faculty staff
7,127

357
6770

Total students
42,852

25%
75%

International students
4,535

35%
65%

Total faculty staff
7,127

6770
357

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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