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HSE University - Nizhny Novgorod offers 10 undergraduate programmes in six fields of study.

The programmes are delivered mostly in Russian and therefore require high Russian language proficiency (at least B1 level); please note that all Russian-taught programmes also embed minimum 30% of courses in English. Undergraduate programmes consist of 240 ECTS credits , which are the equivalent of a period of 4-5 years of full-time study.

Undergraduate Programmes

Important Dates

  • 1 November

    International Applications are open

  • 15 August

    Deadline for registration in the HSE Personal Account

  • 28 August

    Deadline for signing agreements and enrollment forms

  • 1 September

    Deadline for enrollment

Admission Tracks

There are three admission tracks available for international applicants, which complement one another.

International Admissions

International applicants to the undergraduate programmes must complete and submit an application by August 15, 2021.

Applicants are required to take two programme-specific entrance tests (online, on-campus or during face-to-face qualifying events in your country).

All applicants have the opportunity to be enrolled as a self-paid student or get a full-tuition or a partial-tuition (up to 70%) scholarship.

Competitions / Olympiads 

Undergraduate international applicants are welcomed to take part in the following competitions:

Winners have the opportunity to get a full- or a partial-tuition scholarship.

General Admission (limited eligibility)

Certain categories of international applicants are eligible to apply for a state-funded seats:

  • Citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (national passport must be provided).
  • Citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine permanently residing in Russia (permanent residence document must be provided).
  • Compatriots living abroad (Compatriot status confirmation must be provided according to the Federal Law N99 dated 24.05.1999).

Under the general admission international applicants compete with Russian applicants and have to take 3 or 4 in-person entrance examinations.

Russian Language Course

The Russian language at HSE University - Nizhny Novgorod is a set of courses with the highest quality of training. We provide our students with the solid knowledge and prepare them for admission to bachelor’s degree programmes taught in Russian.


More about Russian Language


Anna Shilovskaia

Head of International Office

Zhanna Shabanova

Leading Expert, International Office


E-mail: internationalnn@hse.ru

Phone: +7 915 932-08-16 (WhatsApp, Telegram)

            +7 (831) 416-95-75

Address: 25/12 Bolshaya Pecherskaya, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia