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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 HSE University course catalogues?

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

Course catalogue is not updated. What should I do?

Usually Course Catalogue is 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 for all courses I would like to take?

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.
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.

If you have concerns when choosing appropriate courses, please contact SIMO at international.study@hse.ru



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