International Summer University

International Summer University

Course dates:
20 June, 2019 to 20 August, 2019
150 USD per ECTS credit
Economics, IT, Language, Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Monday, 15 April, 2019
National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (HSE University)
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, law, urban planning, 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; Doing Business in Russia; EU–Russia Relations and a Future of Europe; Fake news, post-truth and digital media: Inquiry in relationship between media and politics; A Glimpse of Russian History; Politics and Economics of Energy; Advances in Decision Making Theory and Applications, Russian as a Foreign Language (full course list)

What we provide:

  • Visa support for students;
  • Russian student “buddies” who help international students with orientation and adaptation and who organize activities during their time at HSE;
  • At least one sightseeing tour and organized social events.