Since 2015 HSE’s International Preparatory Programmes train international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Upon completing Preparatory Programme, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programs at HSE and other Russian universities.
We have a wonderful team of highly-qualified and dedicated teachers, who use the latest study materials, communicative approach and a great variety of interactive teaching methods.
HSE International Preparatory programmes is your chance to:
- study Russian language at many different levels (А0-С2);
- acquire language skills for admission to HSE or another Russian university;
- complete a general preparatory course in thematic disciplines: mathematics, physics, computer science, literature, history, social studies;
- discover study opportunities at HSE and join the brightest student community;
- meet Russian culture and traditions;
- live in Moscow - a vibrant, modern city, rich in culture and full of history;
- AND to have a discount for full-degree programmes.
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Important information for current international students
The English Preparatory Programme in Economics is designed to prepare students for degree-level study in the field of Economics at the International College of Economics and Finance, as well as other HSE University schools. Alexander Deev, HSE Director of International Admissions, spoke with the HSE News Service about the admissions requirements and the study trajectories of the course.
The HSE Centre for International Preparatory Programmes is launching an intensive online course of Russian as a Foreign Language. The course will start on October 1, 2020 and will be part of a blended preparatory programme that aims to help international students gain proficiency in Russian so that they can enrol in Russian-taught undergraduate and graduate programmes. Registration for the course is already open.
Master's programmes in six faculties will conduct preliminary interviews and an online assessment for international prospective students
Elena Aisakova teaches Russian to students of International Preparatory Programmes. Her five groups have all transitioned to distance learning. HSE News Service has asked Elena and HSE's international students what it’s like to study Russian online as well as what tips they have to help others learn effectively while being on ‘opposite sides’ of the computer screen.
For students interested in pursuing careers in international law or economic integration, HSE University’s Faculty of Law offers the Master’s Programme ‘Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration’. Previously taught in both Russian and English, the programme is now taught in English only. HSE News Service spoke with two first-year international students about their studies, living in Moscow, and their overall impressions of the programme.