International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Bachelor's programmes at HSE (except the programme in Design).
Applicants should sit for entrance exams (online with obligatory registration in their personal online account or in their country according to the schedule) before August 15, 2021. If the application is considered to be outstanding by the application committee, the applicant will be recommended for a scholarship.
Please note that scholarships cover only the cost of tuition and that all other costs (including accommodation at HSE dormitories) must be covered by the student. Information about the estimated cost of living can be found here.
HSE also offers a wide range of partial scholarships to international applicants who are not eligible for Russian government scholarships.
No scholarships are available for Bachelor’s programme that are offered on a fee-paying basis only (with no state-funded places), including the programme in Design.
The size of the scholarship offered to international students shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire duration of their studies*. However, each year you will need to reconfirm your good academic performance.
Scholarships shall be granted for the first year of studies to foreign citizens immediately upon their enrolment in HSE University.
The terms for maintaining the scholarships are as follows:
a) A foreign citizen shall not be subject to disciplinary actions in the form of a reprimand;
b) The results for interim evaluations of all components of the foreign citizen’s curriculum show:
- no grades below 4 points on a 10-point scale (except for instances when a grade is below 4 points owing to the student’s failure to attend an examination for a valid reason, which should be confirmed as per the standard procedure in place at HSE University);
- no more than 2 (two) grades of 4 points or 5 points on a 10-point scale;
The term for maintaining already granted scholarships shall be applicable to international students, effective from the start of Year 2 and up to their graduation from a given degree programme.
* Please note that a foreign national may be granted only one scholarship at a time from those listed in the table. Should a foreign national be eligible for more than one scholarship from the table, he/she may select only one scholarship at his/her own discretion.
This provision doesn’t apply to scholarships granted for early conclusion and payment of tuition fee agreement, in this case, the scholarship is granted for one year only.