National Research University Higher School of Economics

The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), colloquially known as “Vyshka” (“Highie”, also literally watchtower), in Moscow, is a Russian University specializing in social sciences. It was founded in 1992, later it expanded into other social sciences and began educating managers, lawyers and sociologists. In October 2009 the HSE received the status of a National Research University. Currently, there are 19 faculties and schools in the HSE and around 15 000 students.


Faculty of Economics (including the School of Statistics and Data Analysis)
Faculty of World Economics and International Affairs
Faculty of Business Informatics (including the School of Software Engineering and the School of Applied Mathematics)
Faculty of Management (including the School of Logistics)
Faculty of Public Administration
Faculty of Political Science (including specialization in Advertising and the School of Business and Political Journalism)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Sociology
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Philosophy (including the School of Cultural Studies and the School of Oriental Studies)
Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of History

Scholarships and Admission

In order to register for any of the programs:

1. Fill in a Registration form;
2. Send it with all necessary documents. The list of documents may be found in the Registration form;
3. After reviewing your application you will be sent you an Acceptance letter;
4. Shortly after that you will receive an Invitation letter (for you to get the visa)

More info here.

The HSE is offering scholarships for the international students applying for short-term and semester program. The Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective students the opportunity to pursue a study abroad program (BA, MA levels) at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics.

More info here.


National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Myasnitskaya 20
101978 Moscow

tel/fax: +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 2658

e-mail: cie.hse [at]

The official webpage.

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