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HSE Top Five Programmes 2020

HSE Top Five Programmes 2020
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Higher School of Economics is a prestigious Russian university. Initially, it specialised in economics but later on, HSE dramatically expanded the list of study areas. Take a look at the five most popular programmes of different levels.

  1. Bachelor’s Programme “Economics” 

  2. “Economics,” one of the most sought-after HSE programmes, accommodates 1,300 students this year, including more than 200 foreign nationals. It is taught by 50 professors. Language of instruction is Russian; some courses are read in English. Length of study: four years. Over this time, students get quality training in mathematics, economics and finance and gain research, planning and teamwork experience. More than 25 percent of students take internships at HSE partner universities in Europe. Many HSE graduates enter prestigious international universities to continue their studies, such as Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, London Business School etc.

    Field of study: 

    Economics and Management.

    Entrance examinations:

    Mathematics, Russian language.

    Tuition fee: 

    580,000 rubles a year.

    Degree: 

    Bachelor’s degree in economics.

  3. Bachelor’s Programme “Software Engineering” 
  4. This programme integrates theory and practice and is aimed at training software developers and architects to meet the ever growing needs of the world internet industry. Students are focused on mathematical analysis, discrete mathematics, probability theory etc. while simultaneously studying programming disciplines and doing projects supervised by leading faculty specialists. The main language of instruction is Russian; some courses are read in English. Length of study: four years. Graduates work as software developers and architects at leading Russian and international companies such as Yandex, Kaspersky Lab, Google, Microsoft, Bing etc. as well as at banks’ and government bodies’ IT departments.

    Field of study: 

    Informatics and Computer Technologies.

    Entrance examinations: 

    Mathematics, Russian language, English language.

    Tuition fee: 

    550,000 rubles a year.

    Degree: 

    Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering.

  5. Master’s Programme “Data Science” 
  6. This English medium programme is unique in that it is focused on the existing data mining and machine learning technologies while offering a guided study of mathematical models analysis and design, algorithms and data analysis programmes. Lectures are read by teachers of the School of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence, School of Big Data and Information Retrieval, Joint Department with Yandex and Department of Technologies of Complex Systems Modelling. Length of study: two years. Graduates have such skills as data retrieval, collection, storage, preparation, analysis and interpretation.

    Field of study: 

    Mathematics and Mechanics.

    Entrance examinations: 

    Candidates are required to prepare a portfolio and have basic knowledge of mathematics and informatics.

    Tuition fee: 

    390,000 rubles a year.

    Degree: 

    Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics.

  7. Master’s programme  “Russian Studies” 
  8. HSE launched this English-taught master’s programme in 2019. It aims to provide comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of modern Russia. It is intended for those who plan to work with Russian companies and seek to understand Russia. The programme combines basic political disciplines and a set of courses highlighting Russian politics, economics business and culture. Length of study: two years.

    Field of study: 

    Political Science and Regional Studies.

    Entrance examinations:

    International students have to prepare a portfolio.

    Tuition fee: 

    390,000 rubles a year.

    Degree: 

    Master’s degree in Political Science.

  9. English Preparatory Programme in Economics

The programme prepares students for degree level study of economics in English. It provides basic knowledge of economics and finance and develops analytical skills. The course curriculum combines English language training and subject-specific modules. All students who complete this foundation programme are eligible to a HSE degree level programme discount. Length of study: February – August. You can submit your application for the year 2021.

Entrance examinations: 

English, Mathematics.

Certificate: 

Certificate of completion.

Tuition fee: 

150,000 rubles (extra costs: visa costs, accommodation at dormitory, medical insurance and training materials).

See the list of documents required of HSE undergraduate programme applicants here. HSE Consulting Centre helps international applicants prepare the documents which have to be uploaded at the university website by 14 August 2020. The entrance examinations and the interview are held online; the examination schedule is available on the HSE website. Grants covering 25 to 100 percent of the tuition fee are available to prospective international students.

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