Thank you for choosing our university for your international study experience. It is a great honour and pleasure for the International Students Support to have you with us. 

This website is intended to serve as a quick reference whenever you encounter a problem or simply have a question. It will prepare you for life and study in Moscow and answer at least some questions that might arise during the first days of your stay.

Our office assists exchange and visiting students on any matters related to their stay in Moscow. Full-degree students enjoy the support of their respective programme offices and use our site for information about student life at HSE.

We wish you success and many wonderful discoveries!

HSE is 23

On the 27th November the Higher School of Economics will be 23 years old. The last year has been filled with new experiences and achievements and not just in research and education. Let’s look back at what has happened to the university over the last twelve months. Here are eight things you know might not know...

German Ambassador to Meet HSE Students

On Tuesday, December 1 st  2015, Mr.Rüdiger von Fritsch, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation, will meet with HSE students. The meeting will address issues related to the future of German-Russian relations.

HSE Extreme Sports Club Invites Students and Staff Members to Finland

HSE Extreme Sports Club invites students, lecturers, and graduates of all HSE campuses as well as their families and friends to spend a week in Finland from 31st January to 6th February 2016. Finland is a great destination if you enjoy snowboarding, ice fishing and other winter activities. Registration is open until December 31.

MIEM Tourclub at the Sports Tourism 'Races in Fours' Competition

The sports tourism contest where teams of four (hence the name) compete against each other was held in the Greater Moscow Area. Hundreds of teams from all over Russia and Belarus took part. HSE was represented by 11 students and 3 alumni. The events included long distance running and crossing ravines with ropes. 

Make Your Voice Heard: Student Life Survey

Annual survey on university life will be conducted in November. Students will get an opportunity to voice their opinions, evaluate different university services and suggest ways to make HSE better.

Golden HSE — A Chance to Show your Appreciation to Colleagues and Students

HSE is beginning to nominate candidates for the annual university prize Golden HSE. All staff, including international faculty are invited to nominate their favourite candidate.  HSE Academic Secretary Natalia Savelieva explains why you should seize this opportunity to show appreciation for your colleagues.

Get Your Old Phones and Notebooks out. Dead Electronics Days Are Coming

On November 18-20, Green HSE is organising another electronics collection. Anything collected will be sent for recycling at the Petromax factory in Lobnye. 

HSE Students Make Art out of Old Electronics

The student society Green HSE and the School of Design are organising a marathon transforming old electronics into art. Art Electronics Days began on 29th October and will end with the announcement of a winner on 20th November.

Studying Public Policy at HSE

Wanda Umagapi and Isa Muhammed from Indonesia have come to HSE in order to study on the English-taught master’s programme in Political Analysis and Public Policy. They hope to learn how to deal with major issues in their country. In an interview with online student magazine ReadSquare they share their experience of living and studying in Russia.

HSE to Have Student Ombudsman and an All-HSE Student Council

HSE is holding elections for the Student Council and for the post of Student Ombudsman or  rights defender. Grant allocations and student expulsions, financing student projects and renewing degree courses are just a few of the things student self-governing bodies are involved in but it’s enough to show why every student should vote.