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To successfully defend a doctoral dissertation, PhD candidates need not only the support of their academic supervisor and close friends and relatives, but also system-wide assistance from the university department or faculty where they study. However, HSE University researchers have found that such support can take different forms and that each has a different effect on how confident a student feels in their ability to successfully defend their dissertation. The results of their study were published in the journal Higher Education Quarterly.
June 06, 2022
Abdul-Raheem Mohammed from Ghana has recently defended a PhD dissertation in cognitive psychology at HSE University via remote procedure. Abdul-Raheem and his academic supervisor, Dmitry Lyusin, talked to the HSE News Service about their cooperation, the advantages and complications of remote PhD defence at HSE University, and the prospects of cognitive science in African countries.
May 24, 2022
International students interested in joining HSE University can apply for full-tuition scholarships from the Russian government. Applications for the 2022/23 academic year are open from March 1–11. We spoke to HSE University doctoral students about their work and about how scholarships have helped them pursue their research goals.
February 25, 2022

Application Guide


Spring Application

1 Application period

December 1, 2022 - March 13, 2023 

2 Entrance exams

March 27 - April 21, 2023

3 Exam results

May 1

Fall Application

1 Application period

August 1 - September 14, 2023 (18:00 Moscow time)


2 Entrance exams

September 26 - October 13, 2023

3 Exam results

October 27

Entrance exams


International Student Support


Office of Doctoral Studies

Elena Kobzar

Director for Doctoral Studies

Address: 11 Pokrovsky boulevard., Moscow, Russia,
room K307
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