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HSE University continues to develop its new study format for students embarking on a research career: the Combined Master's-PhD track. This year, there will be 75 places for Master’s students on the track—two thirds more than last year. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin talks about the appeal of the combined-track option, how to enrol, and the achievements of last year’s applicants.
July 19, 2021
The winners of the third annual Ilya Segalovich Award were recently announced in Moscow. Established by Yandex, the award promotes the scientific endeavours of young researchers from Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in the field of Computer Science. Among this year’s winners were three HSE students, including Alexander Grishin, a Doctoral student of the Big Data and Information Retrieval School of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science. Alexander spoke to us about his work, research challenges, and why he was surprised to receive the award.
July 06, 2021
Olga Vilkova, a PhD student of the HSE University's Faculty of Social Sciences, has proved that IT engineers face inequality and discrimination on the Russian online freelance market—websites offering jobs for self-employed people. The researcher analyzed the data on professional success of 54,000 IT engineers registered on the major Russian freelancing platform FL.ru. The research is published in the Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes Journal.
July 06, 2021

Application Guide


Spring Application

1 Application period

December 1, 2020 - March 12, 2021

2 Entrance exams

April 1 - 16, 2021

3 Exam results

May 1

Fall Application

1 Application period

August 2 - September 15, 2021 (18:00 Moscow time)


2 Entrance exams

September 27 - October 15, 2021

3 Exam results

October 27

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Address: 11 Pokrovsky boulevard., Moscow, Russia,
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Phone: (495) 772-95-90 * 27746
E-mail: ekobzar@hse.ru
Address: 11 Pokrovsky boulevard, Moscow, Russia
room K308
Phone: (495) 772-95-90 * 27748
E-mail: zavgorodnyaya@hse.ru