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!

First International Summer School on Topography of Imperial Space Held at HSE Saint Petesrburg

An international summer school in St. Petersburg held by the HSE History Department in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has come to a close. On September 29, 22 students from 17 German universities who had come to St. Petersburg to study Russian history, culture and language received certificates of participation in the programme. Setting off for home the following day, they took with them a unique experience of studying in Russia’s most beautiful city, as well as new ideas and an understanding of Russia and its people.

One Year of Science and Technology Studies Fieldwork in HSE

Ian Lowrie, visiting PhD-student from Rice University spent last academic year at HSE doing anthropology of Russian Science & Technology.

'Expedition to the Republic of Adygea Exceeded My Expectations'

Neige Rochant, a student at INALCO (Paris), speaks about her fieldwork during the HSE expedition to the Republic of Adygea.

Russian Railways Bonus Programme

Are you an HSE student who loves to travel? Join the Russian Railways Bonus student loyalty programme!

HSE Student Guided Tours Offer Unique Insight into Moscow

The Student Initiative Support Centre and the HSE Faculty of Humanities are jointly organising free guided tours around Moscow. The tours are designed by final year students. Most tours are in Russian but the organizers are ready to schedule additional English-language tours for international students.

Spend a Semester in Moscow

Applications are being accepted until October 30 for the Semester in Moscow programme, which allows international students to spend either a semester or a full academic year at HSE. The programme is open to all international students who wish to apply to study at HSE on a fee-paying basis.

Payment of September Stipends

Dear students, if you are entitled to a social stipend (a social academic scholarship usually payable to quota students) please note that due to certain unexpected technical problems with bank transfers, September stipends will be paid out in cash.

Studying Economics as a Free-Mover in Saint Petersburg

Lukas Geyer, a free-mover student from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, is currently studying in the Bachelor’s programme in Economics at HSE St. Petersburg. Lukas recently spoke to the HSE news service about his studies and connections to Russian culture.

New Musical Season Awaits Guests at Professors' Club

On September 23, the new season of Professors' Wednesdays concerts will open in the newly renovated Professors' Club at HSE. The first to perform before audiences will be Elena Revich (violin) and Sergei Kuznetsov (piano). However, this year's programme will not stop with music.

24th HSE Open Tourist Rally

On September 26 and 27, 2015, the traditional HSE Open Tourist Rally will be held. Students and staff with families from all HSE campuses, as well as friends of HSE from other Moscow universities, will be able to take part.