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Faculty of Pre-University Training

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13 January 2017

Learning to Speak and Write in Russian

HSE’s Preparatory Year trains international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programs. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing the Preparatory Year, students are expected to possess intermediate-level Russian language skills and be ready to enter Russian-taught full-degree programmes at HSE and other Russian universities.

15 December 2016

Bolivian Student Makes Most of Time in Moscow while Preparing for International Career

Jazmin Quevedo Cascante, a native of Bolivia, graduated this year from HSE Preparatory Year Programme and is currently pursuing her Master’s in the Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation. She came to HSE with plans to eventually work in an international environment where she can have a positive impact on society.

16 August 2016

South American Students Reflect on Time in Moscow

Students who choose to study in another country always find that the decision comes with a number of challenges. Distance from home, language, strange rules and regulations, and general cultural differences can make the experience both difficult and rewarding at the same time. Coming to Russia to study at HSE is no exception.

HSE’s Preparatory Year trains international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing Preparatory Year, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programs at HSE and other Russian universities.

How to apply:

Fee-paying course:

Application deadline: August 15, 2017

Classes start: October 2nd, 2017

Tuition fee: 135 000 rubles 

The Faculty of Pre-University Training also provides a 6-month-long Russian language training programme for students at the elementary and pre-intermediate levels. The programme, which is designed to help students reach the CEFR/B1 level of language proficiency, begins February 1 and ends July 30. Students will receive 504 classroom hours of instruction and experience life in the centre of Moscow, Russia’s dynamic capital. Programme outline

Application: on-going

Classes start: February 1st, 2017

Tuition fee: 67,500 rubles

Tuition fees do not include accomodation costs and/or medical insurance. Students will be required to buy course materails. All international students are provided with a dormitory and can live at HSE dormitories for a very affordable rate (approximately 1100 rubles) per month. Please write to inter@hse.ru for more information.

Government Scholarships

Full-tuition scholarships are available for interested international students who intend to enter a Russian-taught full-degree programme. Students can apply for full-tuition scholarships only through their local Rossotrudnichestvo branch. Please write to inter@hse.ru for more information.