If you study at a Russian state higher education establishment (through quotas for international students), you will receive state academic scholarship. It is given to all first-year students until the end of Module 1. Then, your grades are reviewed. In order to keep receiving the scholarship you must have grades of 6-10.
State academic scholarship amounts to 1 759 RUB/month.
Moreover, you can receive an increased state academic scholarship, if you have demonstrated outstanding achievements in studies and research, and you also have the opportunity to apply for the Vladimir Potanin Fund Scholarship Program. Here you can find detailed information.
For more information visit the webpage.
Scholarship Bank Card
Scholarships [stipends paid to students on Russian government quotas] are paid to MIR Scholarship Cards. To get a Scholarship Bank Card, you need to send a photo/scanned copy of a notarized translation of your passport and registration and photo/scanned copy of the completed and signed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, find the application here.
Please make sure to put “MIR Scholarship Card from HSE” (in Russian — "выпуск стипендиальной карты МИР от ВШЭ")’ in the subject line of your email. You will then get a reply with further instructions.
You may also bring an application and copies of documents to Office K-422 (3a, Krivokolenny Lane).
Please contact HSE Accounting Department regarding transfers of scholarships and other payments, as well as the issue of scholarship cards.
Address: 3A Krivokolenny lane, office K-422
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM (break from 1 PM to 2 PM).
Phone numbers: +7-495-772-95-90 EXT. 115-76 or 114-15, or 113-20;
Students at HSE University can receive financial aid. The situations when a student can apply for financial aid, as well as the application procedure, are specified in the Regulations on Scholarships and Other Types of Financial Support for Students at National Research University — Higher School of Economics.
You can learn more about receiving financial aid on the website of the HSE Office of Staff and Student Benefits.
Full-time state-funded/quota students may apply for financial aid in case of:
giving birth to a child, or their parent’s death (after providing notarized translations of supporting documentation, within 6 months from the date of birth/death);
financial difficulties, medical treatment, loss of personal property, theft and other emergency situations after they have provided notarized translations of documents confirming their low income level (i.e., family income per capita must be below the subsistence minimum currently applicable in Moscow), along with documents issued by Russian authorities and agencies, specifying the grounds to support their claims in regards to emergencies taking place in the Russian Federation.
If the aforementioned situations arise, students should apply for financial aid, attach all necessary documents, and submit them to their Faculty's Commission on Student Affairs. Financial aid applications are to be reviewed at a meeting of HSE’s Commission on Student Affairs after they have been submitted to the faculty.
Full-time fee-paying students may apply for financial aid in case of death of a parent (after providing notarized translations of supporting documentation).
The cost of living in Moscow
as a student depends on the personal lifestyle and the activities a student engages in. However, the average amount of the basic expenses varies between 15 000 and 20 000 RUB per month.