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National Research University Higher School of Economics - Moscow


The National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is located in the Russian capital Moscow and is one of the largest universities in Russia. The university was founded in 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union. The Law Faculty was founded in 1997 and since then has had a good reputation for education and research.

Deadlines for nomination:
Apply for nomination to the International Office Law before 1 March in order to be included in the first nomination round of the next academic year (for both first and second semester exchange) After the first round selection takes place on a 'first come first serve' basis.

(Nomination deadline at the partner: 15 May for semester 1, 1 October for semester 2)

Each year, four students may go on exchange to HSE Moscow for one semester.

Language requirements:
A minimum of B2-level English proficiency is required to take courses in English. If students wish to take subjects in Russian, they must have at least B2-level Russian language proficiency. The university itself recommends C1 level.

Course information:
Visit the faculty website for an overview of English-taught courses. For a general course overview, take a look at the course catalogue (select Faculty of Law).

The university offers housing in dormitories, large student apartments. The housing is inexpensive, but keep in mind that you will be sharing a room with one or two other students. For more information, check out the website.

Practical information:
Fact sheet (pdf, 197 kB)

Useful links:
Exchange website university
Exchange website Faculty of Law
Life in Moscow guide

Academic calendar:
First semester: September - December
Second semester: January - June
Prior to each semester, the university organizes an Orientation Programme.

Finances (on average):
Travel expenses: €250
Living expenses (rent included): €500
Rent: €20