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Since 2015 HSE’s International Prep Year programmes train international students with little or no knowledge of Russian before they begin Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Upon completing the 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 Prep Year 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.

Our Programmes

Applications due by: August 15th 2021.
Applications due by: September 15, 2021. Classes will be held via ZOOM
Applications begin: August 1st, 2021.
Applications begin: August 1st, 2021.

How to Apply

Contacts

International Prep Year 

  • Working hours
    Mon.— Fri, 9:30 — 18:00
anazarchuk@hse.ru
+7(495) 772 95 90*13114
Polina Shanko

Deputy Director

pshanko@hse.ru
+7 (495) 772 95 90*11436
Irina Isaeva

Curriculum Coordinator

iisaeva@hse.ru
+7 (495) 772 95 90*12565
lchitanava@hse.ru
+7 (495) 772 95 90*28103
avkotova@hse.ru
+7 (495) 772 95 90*11769

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Though born in Ukraine, Roksana Ramirez has lived all her life in Bolivia. A native Spanish speaker, Roksana came to Russia with no knowledge of Russian. She is currently studying at the Graduate School of Business in a Russian-taught Master’s programme in HR Analytics. In an interview with HSE News Service, Roksana describes how HSE’s Prep Year programme helped her become proficient in Russian and how she is now mentoring current prep year students to help them adjust to university life.
March 19
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February 11
In his annual New Year's video address, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov wished everyone a happy holiday. 'This year we learned to help each other,' the rector said. 'In the coming year, may we take more delight and make new friends.'
December 30, 2020
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November 24, 2020
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October 22, 2020
You can participate in the pilot launch now
October 09, 2020