Thank you for choosing our university for your international study experience. It is a great honour and pleasure for the International Students Office (ISO) 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.

We wish you success and many wonderful discoveries!

Applications Being Accepted for HSE's 2015 Summer University

The Summer University started at HSE in 2014, and has since been developing and growing rapidly. Classes in this year's programme will take place between June 22 and August 8. Applications will be accepted until May 1.

HSE Recognized by Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus

On March 20, the ceremony for the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovations in internationalization took place in New York. The Higher School of Economics became the first Russian university to receive honourable mention in Internationalizing the Campus category.

Russian and American Students Research Legal Problems Together

On the 17th March 2015, 10 students from the University of Iowa, School of Law arrived in Moscow to take part in a research project with 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the HSE Faculty of Law. The aim of this international project is tocompare legal interpretation of the same problems in Russia and the USA. In April, Russian students will go to America to finalize and present their joint projects.

Take Part in University Debate Championship

The British parliamentary university debate championship 'HSE Open 2015' will be held at HSE on the 4-5th of April. Registration deadline for players, judges and observers is March 30.

Trekking Trip to Russian South

HSE MIEM tourist club invites international students, lecturers and researchers to participate in a trekking trip to Russian South (Western Caucasus, near Sochi). The trip will last 12 days, from  April 30 to May 12 . This is going to be a moderately easy trekking route to Gora Oshten. To take part in this trip, one doesn’t have to be a wilderness survival expert. Nevertheless, basic preparation and equipment to ensure safe trekking are required. 

HSE to get its own sports center

HSE has been allocated a plot for the construction of a sports center that will be equipped with a swimming pool. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Moscow Urban Planning and Land Commission on March 5.

An Extreme Winter Sports Day without a Single Injury

The Kant Sports Complex has hosted the 4 th  annual Higher School of Economics Winter Sports Day, organised by the student Extreme Sports Club and the HSE Office of Public Relations.

English-language Student Papers Will Be Checked for Plagiarism

Starting this year, English language papers by Russian and international students at HSE will be tested for plagiarism using the Turnitin service. HSE is one of the first Russian universities to join this anti-plagiarism system.

HSE's Visa and Travel Support Unit Has Moved to a New Location

Visa and Travel Support unit will now be located at 20 Myastnitskaya ulitsa, room 538.

HSE Elbrus Snow Camp

On March 9-15th HSE Extreme Sports Club is organizing the fourth ski and snowboarding trip to Elbrus and Cheget for HSE students, graduates and staff, and friends. Registration is open until March 7th, 2015.