National Research University Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg

Quick Facts
  • Faculty
  • FASS
  • Level
  • UG/PG/D
  • Agreement Type
  • Overseas
  • Subject Area
  • All fields
  • Partner's Min GPA
  • None
  • Country
  • Russia


Partner may have none or limited courses in English for exchange students.
Please check the language of instruction for the courses within the agreement that you wish to be​ placed.​
Please make sure to check partner's website for the up-to-date information on language and entry requirements.

‣ Websites

‣ About

About National Research University Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg

Established in 1992, Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of youngest and most dynamic Russian universities with teaching and research excellence in Economics, Management, Social Sciences and Humanities. HSE University is ranked #38 by QS Top50Under50 and #84 by THE among the young universities worldwide. Since 2009, HSE bears the status of a ‘National Research University’, a mark of highest research impact and excellence in research-led education. Within the elite group of all 29 National Research Universities, HSE is the only institution of Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities core profile. HSE University is the driving member of the Russian Global Competitiveness & Excellence Initiative known as ‘5-100’. HSE and its campuses are ranked within Top-5 universities nationally, as well as internationally (QS by Subject) within Top-100 in Sociology, Politics & International Studies and within Top-150 in Economics & Econometrics, Math as well as Business and Social Sciences (THE by Subject). HSE has established its Saint Petersburg campus in 1998 with its vision & mission to serve as the international hub. Today HSE - Saint Petersburg embraces 6000 students, including 10% international students from 50+ countries. Our campus is made of 5 Schools:  St Petersburg School of Economics & Management  St Petersburg School of Social Sciences & Area Studies  St Petersburg School of Arts & Humanities  St Petersburg School of Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science  St Petersburg School of Law We offer 3 undergraduate and 5 graduate programmes fully in English, which also allows for a rich, multidisciplinary selection of English-taught courses to exchange students. Russian Language course is offered to all international students. 15 research units of HSE Saint Petersburg provide great opportunities for guided research work and academic internships. Along with magnificent landscape of Saint Petersburg city, a UNESCO Heritage cite and World Travel Award Europe 2017 winner, our highly internationalized on-campus student services, ESN Club, state-of-art study facilities and dormitories create a fascinating and motivating environment for international students from all around the world.

‣ Language Certificate

B2 level according to CEFRL. Although language certificates are not formally required, it is the responsibility of the home institution to ensure the fluency in English of the nominated students.

‣ Notes

Visa: Most exchange students will need a study visa to enter Russia. The International Office will apply for the electronic invitation letter for the student and send the cope by email. To learn more about Russian visas, please see here: For visa application requirements the students should consult their local Russian embassy / consulate. All courses are open to exchange students, provided that the student complies with course prerequisites and language requirements. The list of courses in English can be found on our website ( For more information please contact the International Office.

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