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Main documents

The following documents shall be submitted:

    Application form    

   Copies of your education degree certificates with supplements (e.g. certificate and transcript with a list of courses and final grades). 

All foreign degree certificates (diplomas)  must be translated into Russian,  notarized, and legalized in the country where issued. Besides, all foreign degree certificates (diplomas) shall get recognition by HSE relevant authorities. Either of the following applications shall be filed:

Online application for recognition of foreign credentials 

Please note that diploma recognition by HSE is only valid for internal purposes and is free of charge. For any questions about the recognition procedure, please contact recognition@hse.ru.

   Copy of your passport 
   4 photos (3x4 sm)


 Supporting documents

Different Doctoral schools may have different requirements.  Please contact the Doctoral school you are applying to for details before submitting your application.
You may also need to supply one or more of the following:
- Copy of publications or an essay devoted to the topic you are going to investigate in your doctoral research
- Confirmation of your essay topic by your prospective academic supervisor (by email is acceptable)

- A list of publications and relevant certificates 
- Valid language proficiency certificate (English, French or German)
>English - TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, BEC Vantage / Higher (you may submit any of the certificates)
>German - B2, C1, ZOP, KDP, GDP, TestDaF, ZDfB, PWD (for applicants for Doctoral school of History, Doctoral school of Philisophy or Doctoral school of Philology only)
>French - DELF B2, DALF C1 (for applicants for Doctoral school of History, Doctoral school of Philisophy or Doctoral school of Philology only)

Application deadline
All documents must be presented to the manager of Doctoral school you are applying to by the deadline: March 13, 2020  for Spring application and September 15, 2020 for Fall application.

It's possible to apply via on-line application form

Hard copies can be delivered either in person or through post (we recommend DHL or FedEx):
Higher School of Economics, Office of Doctoral programmes, 20, Myasnitskaya, Moscow, Russia, 101000. 

Incomplete or late applications will not be processed.