HSE University - Nizhny Novgorod offers 12 master’s degree programmes in four fields of study.

8 programmes are taught mostly in Russian and therefore require high Russian language proficiency (at least B1 level); please note that all Russian-taught programmes also embed some courses in English.

4 programmes are fully taught in English.

Graduate programmes consist of 120 ECTS credits, which are the equivalent of a period of 2 years of full-time study.

Graduate Programmes

Important Dates

  • 1 November

    Start of application submission, review of applications by educational programmes

  • 15 August

    Deadline for registration in the HSE Personal Account

  • 25 August

    Submission of all necessary documents: acceptances, contracts and payment of fees

    *After receiving the contract by email, a signed scan of the contract must be sent back within 3 - 5 working days.
    *Contract payment can be made any day, but no later than August 28th.

  • 1 September

    Classes starting date depends on the chosen programme

    * Please note that some programmes begin on October 1.

Admission Tracks

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

International Admissions

International applicants to the graduate programmes must complete and submit an application by August 15, 20212

Applicants are required to submit portfolio and have an interview (online or on-campus).

All applicants have the opportunity to be enrolled as a self-paid student or get a full-tuition or a partial-tuition (up to 50%) scholarship.

Competitions / Olympiads 

Graduate 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 degree programmes taught in Russian.


More about Russian Language


George Balashov

Отдел международных связей (Нижний Новгород): Эксперт

Anna Shilovskaia

Отдел международных связей (Нижний Новгород): Начальник отдела

Zhanna Shabanova

Отдел международных связей (Нижний Новгород): Ведущий эксперт


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