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Portfolio competition

Doctoral programme candidates can send the following documents (portfolio) before May 10 to a doctoral school:

  • Statement of purpose outlining the reasons why they have chosen HSE and the programme (specialization), professional plans, the goals for defending a thesis in this specialization, and the reasons for choosing a particular academic supervisor from among the HSE teaching and research staff. Statement of purpose can be prepared in any form;
  • Application form;
  • Copies of published papers and papers accepted for publication (with a note from the publisher confirming acceptance), if applicable;
  • A copy of an international language proficiency certificate or other documents confirming the level of language proficiency (if applicable);
  • End-of-year or graduation paper written by the candidate;
  • Name of the prospective academic supervisor;
  • Preliminary topic of the future thesis;
  • Certificates of participation and achievement in research paper competitions, academic conferences, personal stipends and other awards and achievements (if applicable).

A doctoral school can invite the candidate for an interview.

The doctoral school evaluates the candidate’s portfolio before June 15 and notifies the candidate of a decision before July 1 by means of publishing the results of the portfolio evaluation on the doctoral school’s website.

Portfolios are evaluated according to a pass/fail scheme. Those candidates who pass the portfolio competition and pass all examinations with at least a ‘satisfactory’ grade receive guaranteed admission to the doctoral programme.

If the candidate receives a ‘fail’ grade for the portfolio, this is not a reason for rejecting the documents submitted in accordance with Part II of the Admission Rules and or for preventing a candidate from taking part in the competition for the doctoral programme.

 
Online Portfolio Submissions


List of winners for Portfolio competition (June, 2016)