Candidates who admitted to HSE doctoral programme are admitted to an interview with the Advanced Doctoral Programme Admissions Committee.
The Committee selects the best-prepared candidates out of those who were admitted to the general doctoral programme.
Selection criteria are the following: research potential, which is demonstrated by high-quality publications on the proposed thesis topic; successful participation in research projects (Russian and international); presentations at research conferences (Russian and international); high motivation for research; and sufficient English language skills confirmed by an international language certificate or English-taught Master's programme diploma.
Students of the Advanced Doctoral Programme can only be employed by HSE and its research projects.
HSE pays Advanced Doctoral Programme students a stipend of 30,000 roubles.
In addition, students can be employed by the University’s various research projects.