HSE-St. Petersburg for Incoming Students
The Higher School of Economics-St.Petersburg (HSE – St.Petersburg) was founded in 1997 and enrolled its first students in 1998. HSE St Petersburg is a globally oriented university and Russia's market leader in teaching and research in the fields of economics, social science and humanities. The campus ranks #3 in Russia and #3 in St. Petersburg among Social Sciences and Economics universities on the freshmen quality (Russian Unified State Examination Ranking 2016). 79% of our students have IELTS score above 6. HSE University in St Petersburg stands among Top 10% Economic institutions worldwide and in Top 3 Economic institutions in Russian according to RePEc.
HSE St. Petersburg is home to more than 5,000 students, including almost 9% international students from 50+ countries, and around 100 research fellows, many of them holding Master and PhD degrees from the top universities from around the world. Our faculty members publish in top Russian and international academic journals and have diverse experience in consulting for Russian and international market-leading companies as well as for Russian state agencies. The list of our international partners include top-ranked universities around the world.
The School of Economics and Management (SEM) is the result of bringing together the HSE St Petersburg Faculties of Economics and Management. The new school which combines the best of each of the former faculties offers three Bachelor’s and six Master’s degree programmes. The main goal of the new school in teaching undergraduates and post-graduate students is to prepare them for professional work and independent research consistent with the high demands of international educational standards within the framework of an interdisciplinary approach.
HSE St. Petersburg Facilities and Recourses:
HSE St Petersburg is located in the second-largest city in Russia, and one of the most densely populated regions in the country. St Petersburg is the historical and cultural capital of Russia, recognized for its long traditions in higher education, lively business landscape, and international atmosphere. In terms of its commercial and industrial life, St Petersburg is a hub of knowledge-intensive businesses, and maritime logistics & transportation, tourism and culture economics, making the city a strong economic region with rapidly growing job markets.
The students are offered accommodation at the HSE St.Petersburg dormitory, which starts to accommodate new students during the last week of August.
The HSE international students (both exchange and degree) may benefit from a free of charge 8 ECTS Russian language course (from A0 to B2 level) for a smoother integration to the university and city life. The course lasts for one semester and becomes a part of the Academic Transcript.
HSE St Petersburg provides full support for students to get the study visa invitation letter to ensure students’ arrival in a timely fashion.
QTEM-Module Courses in HSE-St. Petersburg
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