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Exam Procedures for Undergraduate Applicants

Applicants are required to take two programme-specific entrance tests (online, on-campus or during face-to-face qualifying events in your country). Minimal pass scores are listed in the table below.

Required Scores for Applicants to Bachelor’s Programmes in 2021

No.

Bachelor’s programme

Entrance Examinations

Priority

Required score

 

Field of Study 01.03.01 «Mathematics»

1

Mathematics

Mathematics

1

65

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 01.03.02 «Applied Mathematics and Information Science»

2

Applied Mathematics and Information Science

Mathematics

1

65

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 09.03.04 « Software Engineering»

3

Software Engineering

Mathematics

1

65

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 38.03.01 «Economics»

4

Economics

Mathematics

1

60

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 38.03.02 «Management»

5

Management

English language

1

55

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 38.03.05 «Business Informatics»

6

Business Informatics

Mathematics

1

65

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 40.03.01 «Law»

7

Law

History

1

50

Russian language

2

55

Field of Study 45.03.01 «Philology»

8

Philology

Russian language

1

65

English language

2

55

Field of Study 45.03.03 «Fundamental and Applied Linguistics»

9

Fundamental and Applied Linguistics

Mathematics

1

50

Russian language

2

60

Field of Study 54.03.01 «Design»

10

Design

Creative examination

1

60

Russian language

2

60

Please note that the results of your international certificates in English, Mathematics, and (or) Russian can be recognized by HSE. University as entrance examinations. Please follow the link to check if you have any of these certificates.

 

Applicants can choose one of the two forms of examinations:

1. On-campus

Exams are held in HSE University. The schedule of exams can be found here

2. Remotely

2.1 In-person tests taken by the visiting HSE Selection Commission in applicant's country of residence. The list of countries where HSE University will host the exams van be found here. 

2.2. Online tests (proctoring)

You can read about the organization of remote (online) qualifying events here.

 

Evaluation of entrance tests

Applicants have to select and register for at least two tests that match the combination of entrance exams for a particular programme (see above). If you have applied for several programmes with different combinations of exams, you may want to register for all required tests to improve your chances.

Applicants earn a score for each test; the minimal score is 0, the maximal score is 100.

To become eligible for enrollment to a self-funded (tuition fee) place, you have to earn minimal pass score for each of relevant tests (see above).

Applicants with a high overall score are eligible for the full-tuition HSE Scholarship (discount off tuition fee). 

Nominations for the full-tuition HSE Scholarship are based on the overall test score (sum of scores for two programme-specific tests).

Samples of Entrance Examinations for Applicants to Bachelor’s Programmes in 2021

You can take mock tests online and evaluate your chances of getting into HSE University – Nizhny Novgorod!

 

Subject

Programme

Sample

Format

Duration

Form

English

English_program 

English_sample

English_keys 

written test

90 minutes 

online/offline

Russian

Russian_program 

Russian_sample

Russian_keys

written test

90 minutes 

online/offline

Mathematics

Math_program 

Mathematics_sample 

written test

180 minutes 

online/offline

History

History_program 

History_sample

History_keys 

written test

90 minutes 

online/offline

Qualifying Events Schedule 2021

This page contains information on online testing or face-to-face qualifying events held by HSE. 
Please read carefully the features of remote (online) qualifying events organization before the start of the qualifying events.

Schedule of online qualifying events:

Online qualifying events in February (PDF, 96 Kb) 

Online qualifying events in March (PDF, 97 Kb) 

Schedule of face-to-face qualifying events held by HSE:

April:

Qualifying events in Moscow (April, 20-22) 

Qualifying events in Saint Petersburg (April, 1-2, 20-21) 

Qualifying Events in Perm (April, 20-22)  

Qualifying Events in Nizhny Novgorod (April, 27-29)

May:

Qualifying events in Moscow (May, 25-27)  

Qualifying events in Saint Petersburg (May, 25-26)  

Qualifying Events in Perm (May, 25-27) 

Qualifying Events in Nizhny Novgorod (May, 17-19)

June:

Qualifying events in Moscow (June, 22-24) 

Qualifying events in Saint Petersburg (June, 22-23) 

Qualifying Events in Perm (June, 22-24)  

Qualifying Events in Nizhny Novgorod (June, 28-30)

July:

Qualifying events in Moscow (July, 20-22) 

Qualifying events in Saint Petersburg (July, 20-21)  

Qualifying Events in Perm (July, 20-22) 

Qualifying Events in Nizhny Novgorod (July, 14-16)

August:

Qualifying events in Moscow (August, 10-12, 17-19)

Qualifying events in Saint Petersburg (August, 10-11, 17-18) 

Qualifying Events in Perm (August, 10-12) 

Qualifying Events in Nizhny Novgorod  (August, 11-13)


Please note that the results of your international certificates in English, Mathematics, Biology, and (or) Russian can be recognized by HSE. University as entrance examinations. Please follow the link to check if you have any of these certificates.

Find out what kind of scholarship you may be entitled to at HSE University with the HSE Calculator.


Almost all applicants would like to get a sense of their chances of being accepted to HSE University, without having to wait for the results of their entrance exams and the application process. Now you have the opportunity to do so!