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The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Year of foundation: 1992
City: Moscow
Address: St. Myasnitskaya, 20, Moscow, Russia [Show map]

Since its inception in 1992, HSE University has developed from an economics institute into a comprehensive university. Less than in two decades, it has acquired the status of a national research university. Based in Moscow, with branches in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE University continues to grow. Among Russian universities, HSE University is a leader in economics, management, sociology, computer science, public policy, and political science.

In 2022 it was ranked 568th in Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report, and 881th by Center for World University Rankings, and in 2020 it was ranked in the 801-900 group in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking.

The university boasts some of the country’s finest academic departments and research centres in economics, management, sociology, public policy and computer science.

Since its founding, HSE has been an internationally-driven university. It now has partnerships with more than 130 universities and research organizations, in the form of exchanges, double degree programmes, and summer schools. The university’s faculty and research operations have become increasingly international and its students now represent more than 60 different countries.

HSE University offers the largest number of English-taught Master’s programmes in Russia. Interestingly, HSE was the first Russian state university to hire foreign lecturers. Today over 100 lecturers from 25 countries work at the university. Since the university deliberately avoided state education programs, it focused on translation of advanced foreign textbooks which formed the basis of education programs.

HSE University students regularly complete internships at leading international companies. The survey inside the university showed that 93% of graduates are employed within the first year after graduation. Some of them take freelance jobs or continue their education.


  • Faculty of Business and Management
  • Faculty of Communications
  • Media and Design Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Economics Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
  • Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM)

Bachelor’s programs:

  • International Programme in Economics and Finance (Moscow campus) – 192 500-770 000 RUB/year
  • International Business (Moscow campus) – 1 000 000 RUB/year
  • Management and Digital Innovation (Moscow campus) – 770 000 RUB/year

Master’s programs:

  • Data Analytics for Business and Economics (Saint-Petersburg campus) – 225 000-450 000 RUB/year
  • Business Analytics in Economics and Management (Nizhny Novgorod campus) – 120 000-240 000 RUB/year
  • Business Analytics and Big Data Systems (Moscow campus) – 240 000-480 000 RUB/year
  • Master of International Business (Moscow campus) – 430 000 RUB/year
  • International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region (Saint-Petersburg campus) – 225 000-450 000 RUB/year
  • Master in International Management (Moscow campus) – 240 000-480 000 RUB/year
  • Arts and Culture Management (Saint-Petersburg campus) – 180 000-360 000 RUB/year
  • Population and Development (Moscow campus) – 200 000-400 000 RUB/year
  • Strategic Corporate Finance (Moscow campus) – 210 000-420 000 RUB/year
  • Global Business (Nizhny Novgorod campus) – 240 000 RUB/year
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Management and Policy (Moscow campus) – 200 000-400 000 RUB/year
  • Financial Economics (Moscow campus) – 225 000-450 000 RUB/year
  • Financial Analyst (Moscow campus) – 450 000 RUB/year
  • Finance (Saint-Petersburg campus) – 225 000-450 000 RUB/year
  • Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development (Moscow campus) – 400 000 RUB/year


Basic course

Application deadline: August 15th Period of study: October – July (two semesters) Tuition fee: 174,000 rubles

Basic online course (blended format)

Application deadline: September 15th Period of study: October – July (two semesters: 1 semester online, 2 semester on-campus) Tuition fee: 174,000 rubles Intensive course

Intensive course

Application deadline: November 15th Period of study: February – July (one semester) Tuition fee: 96,600 rubles

English Preparatory Program in Economics

Application deadline: November 15th Period of study: February – July (one semester) Tuition fee: 173,000 rubles

An Interesting Fact: Graduates of the preparatory program receive a 50% discount on bachelor’s and master’s degree programs when they enroll in the HSE University. At the Center of HSE University International Preparatory Programmes, you can pass a certified exam in Russian as a foreign language (TRKI, levels A1-C2).