Preliminary Course Choice

While preparing for studying at HSE University international, students can build up a preliminary study plan by choosing  courses from a variety of English-taught and/or Russian-taught courses.

HSE Course Catalogue in English 
(only for English-taught courses)

HSE Course Catalogue in Russian 
(for both Russian and English-taught courses)


How to use the HSE University course catalogue?

We strongly advise you to read Course search instructions (ver 2020) to facilitate the course search process.

How to read the HSE University course catalogues?

  • Field 'When'

The field 'When" includes a year of studies (relevant to full-degree students; exchange can use it for reference) and modules in which the course runs.

If there are several modules indicated in this files, you are expected to attend the course in all of them.

Example: When: 4 year, 2, 3 module - 4 year HSE students take this course and it starts in Module 2 and finishes in Modules 3.


  • Field 'Mode of studies'

Offline –  means that a course does not include a MOOC (e.g. Coursera)

Distance learning – means that a course includes a MOOC. It can include some HSE-run components or none.


  • Field: Open to

Students of one campus – means that a course is designed to be run by an HSE instructor in the face-to-face mode

Everyone / Students of all HSE University campuses – means that a course is designed to be run by an HSE instructor in an online synchronous mode (e.g. in Zoom or MSTeams). Some instructors record their classes, some do not.

Course catalogue is not updated. What should I do?

The HSE course catalogue for the upcoming academic year is usually completely updated by mid-August.  For now, you are welcome to look through the current Course Catalogue and find courses suitable for you. 

There are two types of courses at HSE University:

always on schedule and held annually on a regular basis

optional and offered only if 20 students are registered

Can I enroll in any HSE University course?

Exchange students are not allocated to any particular study programme or faculty and are free to take courses from any faculty at any level of study, except for courses that belong to the following educational programmes:

-  Parallel/Double Degree programmes with University of London

- some courses belonging to HSE University and Kyung Hee University Double Degree Programme in Economics and Politics in Asia

- Master in International Business

- Master in Math of Machine Learning (courses run by Skoltech)

- Master of Data Science 

- Marketing Management

- Master of Finance

- Digital Product Management

- Economics and Company Management (Institute of Professional Retraining)

- Stock Market and Investments (Institute of Professional Retraining)

- Financial Management (Institute of Professional Retraining)

Things to keep in mind when choosing courses:

►Admission on a first come, first served basis;

►Should be approved by your home university;

►May have prerequisites (a Transcript of Records/a Letter of Recommendation/an entrance test);

►A course may be cancelled/postponed or the timetable may be changed due to professor’ plans changed or programme redesign:

►Make sure the courses do not overlap and you have time to travel between HSE buildings.   

What if there is no syllabus of the course I want to take (or it is only in Russian)?

Please contact program coordinator directly. Please, check Course search instructions (ver 2020) in order to learn how to find a program coordinator. 

How can I find the timetable of the courses?

The final timetable of courses is available several weeks prior to the start of the studies. To find out the preliminary timetable you are welcome to contact the coordinators of the programmes where the courses are taught. You can check the instructions of how to find a timetable in Time table search instructions.



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, then dial extension 27806
Anna Kozhevnikova

Incoming mobility coordinator

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590, then dial extension 27671
Valeriya Sokolova

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

phone: +7 (495) 772-9590, then dial extension 27668