Spring 2022 Exchange Info Kit

This page contains useful information that will help you get access to HSE university services and prepare for your semester/year at HSE University.  
For Spring 2022 semester: please make sure that you arrive in Russia not earlier than 9 January, 2022.

1. Check Access to Your HSE Student E-Mail (as soon as possible)

1. Please check the inbox and spam folder of the email address you indicated when filling in your HSE Online Profile on https://asav.hse.ru/foreignstud.html.
You will find your HSE e-mail address and password in an e-mail with the subject 'Параметры вашей учетной записи для входа (Your login account settings)'

2. If you did not receive an e-email with your login and passwors, please follow these steps:

1) Check your HSE e-mail address and Student ID in your HSE Online Profile on https://asav.hse.ru/foreignstud.html:

2) Go to http://edumail.hse.ru/.

3) Log in using your HSE e-mail address and your initial password.
Initial password:  Edu + number of your student ID without dots and slashes (i.e. Edu190191100))

2. Check Access to Your LMS Account (as soon as possible)

1) Go to lms.hse.ru

2) Click 'Login by ELK' to log in and log in using your HSE e-mail address and your password.

3. Attend pre-mobility webinars (November-December 2021) 

To help you better prepare for you exchange experience at HSE University we have prepared a series of webinars. Please see the schedule here.

4. Enroll in HSE University courses (21 December, 2021 13:00 (MSK) - 23 January, 2022) 

Official course enrolment will run from 21 December, 2021 13:00 (Moscow time) to 23 January, 2022 in the 'Selective Courses' tab in LMS

Instruction on how to enroll in courses in LMS (will be updated when the course enrollment page becomes accessible)
Tips on choosing courses

5. Apply for your Russian visa (from December 2021)

You will receive a letter of invitation for a Russian visa. Please check your local Russian Consulate's requirement for visa applicants in advance.

6. Register at the HSE University Library  (from December 2021)

1. Register in the library: https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/library/appl_form_eng.htm
2. Register to get remote access to e-resources: https://elib.hse.ru/e-resources/ez/ezregulation_eng.htm
3. You will be able to keep track of the books your borrow in your account in the HSE App X app.
4. You can register to visit an HSE library in person and more info on https://library.hse.ru/en/.

7. Request a Buddy (from December 2021) 

8. Purchase Medical Insurance (if you are arriving in Russia)  (from December 2021) 

All international students are required to purchase medical insurance for the duration of their study abroad programme. Please see the Medical Insurance page for more information.
After you have purchased your medical insurance, please upload it to your HSE Online Profile on https://asav.hse.ru/foreignstud.html

9. Check Your Study Manager (from December 2021)  

Every exchange and visiting student can receive academic support from their personal study manager. A study manager is an administrative staff member responsible for organising educational processes at a faculty. Your study manager will help you with course selection, making changes to your study plan, and other academic issues.

List of study managers by Student IDs. You can check your Student ID in your HSE Online Profile on https://asav.hse.ru/foreignstud.html

10. Take the Russian Language Placement Test (by 7 January, 2022)

The Russian a Foreign Language course (6 ECTS per semester) is not compulsory. You can enrol in one Russian as a Foreign language course per semester free of charge and it will be included in your transcript of records.

If you wish to attend this course, please take a placement test in your LMS profile by 7 January, 2022 (instructions).

If you have not studied Russian before, please submit an empty test so that the Russian Language Centre knows that you are interested and contacts you.

If you are not going to take the Russian as a Foreign Language Course, you do not need to take the placement test. 

11. Attend the Orientation Session/Orientation Follow-up (10-11 January 2022)

The Orientation Session schedule for students on physical and online mobilities is available here.