International scholars can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will totally waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Master's programs at HSE. Applicants should apply to the programs they wish to enter before August 20. If the application is considered to be outstanding by the application committee, the applicant will be approved for a scholarship. Winners of different student competitions may also receive full-tuition scholarships. Please note that scholarships cover only the cost of tuition and that all other costs (including accommodation at HSE dormitories) must be covered by the student.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarships do not apply to the master's degree program that does not have budget places.
The size of the scholarship offered to international scholars shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire period of their studies. However, each year it will be required to confirm this with good academic performance.
This means that a recipient should meet the following requirements:
Not be subject to disciplinary action in the form of reprimand;
Upon completion of each and any interim assessment (before retakes), he/she should have no more than two grades lower than 6 (on a 10-point grading scale);
Not miss any assessments for no valid reason.
Please note that a foreign national may be granted only one scholarship at a time. And a country national be eligible for more than one scholarship.