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Application Guide 2021

In 2010, HSE launched its first research laboratories where academic supervision is conducted jointly by renowned leading international and HSE researchers. HSE’s doctoral students have an opportunity to join research projects at these laboratories or write their papers under the supervision of the laboratories’ staff. International laboratories enrol doctoral students together with other academic departments at HSE.

International applicants pay a tuition fee in the amount of 545 000 RUB  per year upon enrolment.

You can address questions on admission to admissionphd@hse.ru or by phone +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 27745 and 11577.

Spring Application

Online application 2021

Application period: December 1, 2020 - March 12, 2021, 6.00 pm

Entrance exams: April 1 - 16, 2021

Exam results: May

Official enrolment:  July, 31 (studies begin November 1)


Fall Application

Application period: August 2 - September 15, 2021, 6.00 pm

Entrance exams: September 27 - October 15, 2021

Exam results: Mid-October

Official enrolment: October 28, 2021 (studies begin November 1

To order an HSE pass, please contact the Admission Office (admissionphd@hse.ru)
The HSE campuses in Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg also admit candidates to the Doctoral Programme.

Examination location: Moscow (for those applying to HSE Nizhny Novgorod, examinations are held in Nizhny Novgorod; for those applying to HSE St. Petersburg, examinations are held in St. Petersburg).

  • Only those who have submitted the full package of documents are allowed to take entrance examinations.
  • Documents can be sent via mail with delivery notification and a list of enclosures.
  • Non-resident applicants are offered a dormitory (100 spots in two dormitories are available). The dormitory costs around 1000 RUB a month.



After submitting your application package and passing the entry exams, you must wait for the Examination Committee to make its decision on admission. Successful candidates will be enrolled starting November 1.



+7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 27745 and 11577