M.Sc. Mathematics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) | Moscow , Russia
Training professional researchers and experts in mathematical sciences in Moscow, one of the world's capitals of mathematics. The Mathematics programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education.



The Mathematics programme from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Moscow has long been considered one of the worlds capitals for mathematics, and this rigorous programme is an opportunity to study under leading experts in the field.

In the first year, students construct individual study plans according to their own interests and goals. Under the supervision of faculty advisors, students complete a course project at the end of their first year and submit a Masters thesis at the end of their second.

Graduates are well prepared to enter PhD programmes, have their own independent research agendas and experience, and possess teaching experience at the university level.
Career Opportunities

Graduates who wish to pursue a research career in mathematics are expected to continue their training at the PhD level. Otherwise, this MSc diploma certifies a substantial background in mathematics, which will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying to jobs in finance and economics.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Early admissions deadline: March 30, Regular admissions deadline: July 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3120 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3120 Year (EEA)


Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme benefits
  • Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
  • Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars
  • Study in a stimulating, dynamic, and supportive learning environment
  • Elect to combine our MSc programme with international MSc or integrated graduate programmes
  • Work closely with an academic advisor who will supervise your course project and Masters thesis
  • Take advantage of several short-term study abroad opportunities at HSE partner universities in France and Japan
  • Qualify to continue in the HSE PhD programme or go onto other international PhD programmes in Mathematics (HSE graduates are accepted by top mathematics schools, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Berlin, Hanover, Nice, etc.)
  • Take part in a wide variety of mathematics events in Moscow
  • Apply for teaching and research assistantship positions
  • Study for free on a full-tuition scholarship
Partner universities:
  • Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Leiden University (the Netherlands)
  • University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • University of Luxembourg


Application requirements:
  • Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • List of course projects in mathematics or physical sciences (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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