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Application Process

After the end of nomination period (April, 15 for Fall semester; September, 30 for Spring semester) all nominated students are contacted by SIMO and provided with instructions on the application process.

Application to Higher School of Economics is done through online system – all nominated students receive login details and are required to fill in their online HSE University profiles.

Documents to be uploaded into online HSE University profile:


·        Double page spread, no watermarks and/or drawings are allowed;

·        Your passport must be valid for at least 18 months from the proposed start date of the visa.


1 picture 30mm*40mm:

·        Your face takes up 70% to 80% of the photo;

·        The head is centered in the image; you look directly at the camera and show your full face;

·        If you normally wear glasses, your eyes are clearly visible in the photo;

·        Photo must have sharp focus and a good color balance;

·        The photographs is color with white or off-white background that is not patterned or busy.

A motivation letter:

·       Written in English only; 300-500 words long.

Transcript of records:

·        Signed and stamped by your home university coordinator;

·        Submitted in English only.

A Letter of Reference*:

·        Written by a person who is familiar with your academic performance (a professor/a research supervisor/a teaching assistant).

*Submitting a Letter of Reference is optional, however, students are sometimes asked for it when enrolling for courses. 



Student International Mobility Office (SIMO)

We are part of Department of Internationalisation 

  • Visiting hours
    Mon.— Wed., 10:00 — 13:00
    Thu. — Fr., 14:00 — 17:00
Tatiana Gremiakina

Incoming mobility coordinator

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590*27806
Valeriya Sokolova

Deputy Director of SIMO/Coordinator of 'Semester in Moscow' programme

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590*27668