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Established in 1992, the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is now one of the largest higher education institutions in Russia. The university has become a leader on the educational market and continues to develop and grow. The QS World University Rankings 2018-2019 has ranked HSE University 343rd among the world’s universities and the 8th in Russia. Furthermore, HSE is ranked 38th among the young universities in the world and as a top young university in Russia. Economics and econometrics, finance, sociology, political sciences, mathematics and computer science are the preeminent academic subjects offered at HSE.
More than 40 thousand students, including postgraduates, study at the HSE University campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. The university trains professionals in 80 undergraduate and 165 graduate programmes. Our programmes are designed to equip students with the skills needed to start a global career. You can find a wide range of courses taught fully in English suitable for a wide range of academic backgrounds. A degree completed at HSE University recognized worldwide.
HSE University offers students a unique opportunity to pursue a double degree or parallel degree programmes with top universities from abroad. Upon completion of these programmes, graduates are awarded a diploma from both HSE and the partner university. Such accolades provide a high level of professional mobility and give graduates a unique advantage, both in academia and on the international job market. More than 3000 international students from 80 countries currently study at HSE. There is a range of different options for international entrants, including the International Preparatory Year programme to learn Russian and focus on subjects related to the chosen field of study, and a plethora of English-taught undergraduate and graduate programmes.
More than 3,000 international students from 80 countries currently study at HSE. There is a range of different options for international entrants, including the International Preparatory Year programme to learn Russian and focus on subjects related to the chosen field of study, and a plethora of English-taught undergraduate and graduate programmes.
HSE offers Russian Language Preparatory courses for foreign students that are designed for international students who are planning to enter a Russian-taught full-degree programme at HSE or another Russian university (basic, intensive and extended courses) and English Preparatory Programme in Economics.
Moreover, HSE's website is now available in Chinese and Arabic.
Since the establishment a quarter of a century ago, 65 thousand students have successfully graduated from the HSE University. This is a concrete proof of the value of the HSE diploma on the job market, facilitating graduates’ rapid and successful career development in the leading Russian and foreign companies.
More than 500 fundamental and applied research projects and more than 1000 social research projects are conducted annually at the HSE University. The HSE researchers and teachers regularly publish their articles in the most reputable and cited international journals. The university also provides access to more than 18 thousand different periodicals and serials, rendering its library unique among Russian higher education institutions.
Applications for September 2019 intake now open. Merit-based scholarships are available. More information on International Admissions website.