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Maslenitsa Festival Week in Moscow

Maslenitsa Festival Week in Moscow
Maslenitsa Week, the last week before Great Lent, is one of the most joyful Slavic holidays, and this year it runs from March 11 to 17. If you are in Moscow, you have a chance to take part in various activities in different parts of the city. During the festival, you will be able to take part in master classes, watch fairy tale and choir performances, and try pancakes—the main attribute of this holiday.

‘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.

‘Everyone Quickly Engaged in Conversations and Demonstrated Their Creative Thinking’

‘Everyone Quickly Engaged in Conversations and Demonstrated Their Creative Thinking’
The online Russian Speaking Club opened only a month ago, but has seen a rapid growth in the number of participants. Every week, the club holds free online meetings where participants and a Russian language tutor discuss various topics related to the Russian language and culture. Below, the club leaders share their impressions and plans, which include going offline.

HSE University-St Petersburg to Hold Sixth HSEIMUN Conference

HSE University-St Petersburg to Hold Sixth HSEIMUN Conference
On April 6–8, HSE University-St Petersburg will hold the HSE International Model United Nations. Registration is open till March 1. Participation is open to both university and high school students.

‘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.

Open Day: Feel Like an HSE University Student

Open Day: Feel Like an HSE University Student
On March 3, HSE University will host a University-wide Open Day for applicants to bachelor's and specialist programmes. It is a significant event for the university, its teachers and students, and, of course, applicants. Participants will have a chance to learn more about HSE University’s academic and extracurricular environment, talk to representatives of faculties and educational programmes, participate in activities, and learn about opportunities for self-development.

Understanding the Educational System at HSE University

Understanding the Educational System at HSE University
If you're planning on studying at HSE University, it is important to get acquainted with the educational system here. Many students, whether they study in Russia or other countries, find that things can differ from what they were used to in their homelands. In this article, Owen John Havercroft Reyes, a first-year master’s student who came from Mexico, reflects on the educational system at HSE University-St Petersburg and gives some tips on how to adjust to it in order to make the best of your time here.