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Study Tour Experience for International Master's Applicants: Immerse in HSE University Student Life

Study Tour Experience for International Master's Applicants: Immerse in HSE University Student Life
The Study Tour Experience is a unique project for those who want to experience HSE student life and upgrade their CVs. The international training internship by the HSE International Admissions Office has been functioning since 2020 in two formats (offline and online) and in two languages—Russian and English. In the fall semester of the 2024/25 academic year, the Study Tour Experience is planned for November 11–23, 2024.

‘Put in the Effort, and You Will Learn a Lot’

Roosevelt Ogah
Roosevelt Ogah is a first-year student of the master’s programme in Economics and Economic Policy at HSE University. He studies on the research track ‘Microeconomics and Macroeconomics’ and demonstrates very high academic performance. In his interview, he shares his experience of studying abroad for the first time and some tips on how to achieve high results in studies.

‘The Process was Challenging, yet Well-Organised’

Samuel Okai
Samuel Okai, 28, from Ghana, is a master's student of Strategic Corporate Finance in his final year at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, majoring in assets pricing. In this interview, he shares his admissions experience and speaks about learning at HSE University, while offering some tips for those ready to succeed in their studies.

‘High Grades Open Up Many Opportunities for You Here’

Bai Xinyi
Bai Xinyi, 24, comes from Ankang, a small city in China. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Economics and Economic Policy, with a focus on Behavioural Economics, in the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Below, she speaks about the application process, shares some details of her favourite courses, and reminisces about talking to friendly passers-by in the streets of Moscow.

‘The Problems Are the Same Everywhere. If You Want to Bring Changes, You Have to Do It Collectively’

Kafayat Ali
Kafayat Ali, from the city of Depalpur in Pakistan, is a graduate of Lahore Leads University and a current student of the HSE Preparatory Year programme. In September, he will begin his studies on the Master’s in Critical Media Studies at HSE University-Moscow. In this interview, Kafayat explains how he helps others discover HSE University, how the Prep Year programme prepares students for their time in Russia, and why studying a country’s social issues can help people all over the world.

Ten Days Left to Apply for a Full Scholarship: Information for Applicants to English-Taught Master's Programmes at the Faculty of Economic Sciences

Ten Days Left to Apply for a Full Scholarship: Information for Applicants to English-Taught Master's Programmes at the Faculty of Economic Sciences
Track supervisors met with prospective students in a series of webinars where they provided insights into the programme structure, elective courses, research seminars, and specialisations. Continue reading to view the videos of the meetings and to find information on how to apply.

‘If You Can Show that You Are Willing to Speak Russian, People Are So Friendly’

‘If You Can Show that You Are Willing to Speak Russian, People Are So Friendly’
Jiayi Xu is a first-year student of the Master’s in Comparative Social Research at HSE University in Moscow. Having now spent five months living and studying in Moscow, Jiayi shares her thoughts about life in Moscow so far, her love of visiting the library, and the differences between education in China, the US, and Russia.

‘When I Got Out of the Airport and Felt the Cold, I Was Like, “Oh, Welcome to Moscow”’

Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa
Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa, 28, is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 2023, he won first place in the Finance category of the Student Research Paper Competition (SRPS) for his paper ‘Impact of the Target Firm's ESG Rating on the Bid Premium Paid in M&A Transactions.’ Although he returned to Nigeria in July 2023, Ndubuisi still has plenty to share about his time at HSE University in Moscow. Read on to learn why he recommends HSE University to anyone looking to seek out new knowledge.

International Admissions at HSE University-St Petersburg

International Admissions at HSE University-St Petersburg
There is a common belief that top-ranked universities have complex and confusing admission processes, making it difficult for applicants to navigate their websites, complete various forms, and submit required documents. However, HSE University-St Petersburg bucks this trend by offering a straightforward and easy-to-understand admission process. In this article, Daniel Akabueze, a second-year student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Political Science and World Politics’ and an International Ambassador of HSE University-St Petersburg, will guide you through the international admission process at the university, ensuring that you have all the necessary information to become a member of the HSE family.