International Summer University

International Summer University

Course dates:
20 June, 2018 to 20 August, 2018
150 USD per ECTS credit
Economics, IT, Language, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Sunday, 8 April, 2018
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Moscow, Russian Federation

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from all over the world come to Moscow for English-taught courses with HSE’s top professors. Courses focus on the politics, history, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia, and also include computer science, mathematics, social sciences, the humanities, and Russian language.

Students design their own study plans based on their interests and the number of credits they wish to earn. Special modules are offered at HSE’s St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod campuses, so that international students can experience Russia’s two capital cities in one summer.

Summer University website

Fee: 150 USD per academic credit (more information)

Credits: 4-16 ECTS

Sample courses: Russia in the Changing World, Rising Powers in World Politics, Doing Business in Russia, Introduction to Natural Language Processing, EU–Russia Relations and a Future of Europe, Contemporary Russian Visual Culture, Advances in Decision Making Theory and Applications, Russian as a Foreign Language (full course list)

What we provide:

  • Visa support for students;
  • Accommodation support (involves help with booking a place in one of HSE dormitories. The cost of accommodation (5 400 RUB/month) is not included in the program fee);
  • Russian student “buddies” who meet international students at the airport, help them settle into their dormitories, and organize activities during their time at HSE;
  • At least one sightseeing tour and organized social events.