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International Student Support

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!

‘I Chose the Programme for Its Flexibility’

Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation has been offered by HSE ISSEK since 2014. It helps students acquire knowledge about science, technology and innovation management and policy. Below, Dirk Meissner, Academic Supervisor of the programme, talks about its key features and development. Besides, first and second-year international students describe their reasons for enrolling in the programme and share their experience of studying at HSE.

Useful Tips for International Students from HSE Faculty

HSE News Service has asked some of our teachers at HSE for any advice they might have for international students in Moscow. Arkaja Chakraverty and Renira Rampazzo Gambarato agreed to share their secrets. Ms Chakraverty, from India, is Assistant Professor at the International College of Economics and Finance and moved to Moscow in 2017. Dr Bambarato, from Brazil, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media, Faculty of Communications, Media and Design and has been working at HSE since 2013.

Get Involved in Sports Journalism with HSE Extreme Sports Club

Leading sports journalists, photographers and managers will take part in a series of workshops and master classes around sports journalism. The series, sponsored by the HSE Extreme Sports Club and starting in January 2018, will be open to the public.

All Cultures Day at the School of Psychology

On December 21st  Master's programme in Applied Social Psychology organized the 4th annual All Cultures Day at the School of Psychology. International students from many faculties and schools, including Preparatory year students, gathered to celebrate HSE’s multicultural environment and the Russian New Year.

ID FEST: The First Smart Ski Festival

Today it is not enough for us just to ski or to hang out, we are always looking for new impressions and knowledge. This festival will combine all that we have ever wished for: skiing, entertainment, and popular science events. Everyone is welcome to join us at Gorki Gorod in Krasnaya Polyana for the first smart ski festival ID FEST from January 28 to  February 4.

'Every Day Something Interesting Happens'

Amand van Rossum, student of a MA Programme in International Relations, has been part of the International Students’ Association since its foundation, first serving as its Vice-Chair and then becoming the Student Advisor and PR Officer. He has talked to HSE News Service about international students’ life in Moscow and the role International Student Association intends to play in helping students better adapt at HSE.

Students Can Skate at VDNH Rink at Half Price

From January 9, HSE students will be able to get a 50 percent discount at VDNH rink upon presenting their social cards.

Applications for Increased State Academic Scholarship for Noteworthy Achievements Open till December 25

Students can apply for the Increased State Academic Scholarship (HSE Increased Academic Scholarship for noteworthy academic, research, social, cultural, creative, or athletic achievements) via LMS system by submitting the documents that confirm student achievements listed in a student e-portfolio.

HSE Gifts of Kindness

Everyone wants to receive the New Year presents they’ve been dreaming of all year. During the holidays everyone believes in magic, in something miraculous. This holiday, the HSE charity project ‘Open your Eyes’ offers the chance for everyone to become Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost aka Santa) and fulfill someone's dream!

HSE Elects New Student Ombudsman and Members of Student Council

On December 4, the vote for student ombudsman came to an end, and on December 6, new members of the HSE Student Council met for the first session.