HSE University

About us

Location Moscow, Russia Funding Type Public
No of Students 35100 Establishment University
Founded In 1992 Estimated Cost of Living 3659 USD
Address Myasnitskaya 20

Established in 1992, the National Research University Higher School of Economics is now one of the largest higher education institutions in Russia. The university has become a leader on the educational market and continues to develop and grow. The QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 has ranked the Higher School of Economics 392nd among the world’s universities and the 9th in Russia. Furthermore, HSE is ranked 48th among the young universities in the world and as a top young university in Russia. Economics and econometrics, finance, sociology, political sciences, mathematics and computer science are the preeminent academic subjects offered at HSE.

More than 35 thousand students, including postgraduates, study at the HSE University campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. The university trains professionals in 72 undergraduate and 153 graduate programmes.

The Higher School of Economics offers students a unique opportunity to pursue a double degree or parallel degree with the University of London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Kuyng Hee University in Seoul. Upon completion of these programmes, graduates are awarded a diploma from both HSE and the partner university. Such accolades provide a high level of professional mobility and give graduates a unique advantage, both in academia and on the international job market.

The HSE University is an open university for students from all over the world. More than 2000 international students from 76 countries currently study at HSE. There is a range of different options for international entrants, including a Preparatory Year programme to learn Russian and focus on subjects related to the student’s chosen field of study, and a plethora of English-taught undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Since the establishment a quarter of a century ago, 65 thousand students have successfully graduated from the HSE University. This is a concrete proof of the value of the HSE diploma on the job market, facilitating graduates’ rapid and successful career development in the leading Russian and foreign companies.

More than 500 fundamental and applied research projects and more than 1000 social research projects are conducted annually at the HSE University. The HSE researchers and teachers regularly publish their articles in the most reputable and cited international journals. The university also provides access to more than 18 thousand different periodicals and serials, rendering its library unique among Russian higher education institutions.


  • 4 campuses;
  • 35 100 students;
  • 223 education prorgammes;
  • 65 000 alumni;
  • 7 000 instructors and researchers;
  • 120 massive online courses;