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Academic Mobility

Application Guide 2018

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 410 000 - 520 000 RUB (depend on a programme) per year upon enrolment.

Spring Application

Application period: December 1, 2017 - March 15, 2018 

Apply is now closed.

Entrance exams: April 2 - 20, 2018

Entrance examinations schedule

Exam results: May

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

Fall Application

Application period: August 1 - September 14, 2018

On-line application form

Entrance exams: September 24 - October 12, 2018

Exam results: Mid-October

Official enrolment: October 27, 2018 (studies begin November 1)

To order an HSE pass, please contact the manager of the Doctoral School to which you plan to apply.

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.