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

Admissions applications open. Applications due: 15 August 2022.
Admissions applications closed for 2021-22
Admissions applications open. Applications due: 25 September, 2022
Admissions applications closed for 2021-22
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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
avkotova@hse.ru
+7 (495) 772 95 90*11769

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HSE students and administration share the details
June 24
The HSE University Office for Legal Affairs has prepared some helpful information and guidance on these procedures
June 21
The new Centre is a HSE University pilot project aimed at creating a multifunctional venue and gradually expanding the range of services available to students and graduates
April 11
Newly elected members of the Council of International Student Association talk about their plans
February 09
Leticia Ines and Alejandro Perna first met in a Russian lesson in Buenos Aires. Now, eight years later, they are studying together in HSE University’s Preparatory Year programme. They spoke to the News Service about how their love for Russian language and culture brought them together and led them to enrol at HSE University, what their classes are like, and where they see their careers going after they complete their studies in Moscow.
January 26