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1 July 2016

International Students Ready to Study in Russian

On June 27, the first cohort of HSE Preparatory Year graduates received their diplomas after passing the exams. Launched in 2015, the programme offers international students an excellent opportunity to develop their Russian language skills and prepare for Russian-taught programmes at HSE and other Russian universities. This year, approximately 90 people from over 30 countries studied in the programme, which included several tracks – economics, humanities and science.

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 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, 2016

Cost of attendance: 135 000 rubles per year

All international students are provided with a dormitory and can live at HSE dormitories for a very affordable rate (approximately 1100 rubles) per month.

Apply now

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.