How to apply

In order to apply to the Advanced Doctoral Programme, prospective students must choose application through the Federal Quota Scheme 

1. Admission through the Federal Quota Scheme is online, no tution fees, a stipend is provided.

 Document package

To admit Advanced Doctoral Programme an applicant must submit an additional document package with the initial application.

3. Interview for the 
Advanced Doctoral Programme

After successful admission to HSE, applicants are interviewed by the Admissions Committee of the Advanced Doctoral Programme. The best-prepared candidates are selected for the 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); and presentations at research conferences (Russian and international). Following the interview, a decision on the candidate’s enrolment in the Advanced Doctoral Programme is made.

4. Enrolment in the Programme

When all the stages are passed successfully, the applicant will be enrolled in the programme starting from November 2018.

IMPORTANT! Recognition of foreign credentials
Before studying at HSE, prospective students must submit all foreign diplomas and certificates for official recognition by the university. This is the standard procedure for recognizing foreign education in the Russian Federation and allows students to continue their education at the appropriate level at a Russian educational institution. All foreign diplomas and credentials must be translated into Russian. Depending on the country in which your credentials were awarded, you may need to have them legalized. Documents from some countries do not require legalization (the list of exempt countries is available here). Please note that diploma recognition by HSE is only valid for internal purposes and is free of charge.

Visa Support
HSE provides full visa support for international students studying at HSE.