The M.Sc. Mathematics at National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are student chosen (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. A presentation of thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is required. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis.
The Faculty of Mathematics has a 3-year Ph.D. programme that is free for everybody. Students who wish to enter this programme are required to pass an entrance exam.
International Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics are also offered by the Institute of Information Transmission Problems and the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (both institutes in Moscow). They are focused on fundamental and applied research.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for select full-degree Bachelor's and Master's programmes at HSE. In addition to free study, international students awarded government scholarships can also live at HSE dormitories for a heavily discounted rate.
Applicants should first apply to the programmes they wish to enter and indicate on their application forms whether they would like to apply for scholarships. They are then invited to apply for scholarships after they have been accepted into the programmes that they wish to join.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form and submit it with the required supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you have not already submitted the following documents as part of your application package, please also include the following documents:
Applications and supplements must be either in English or Russian.
If you have not yet received your bachelor’s diploma at the time of submission, you can send an official academic transcript (with grades) that reflects the entire period that you have studied at that institution.Please send all of the above to email@example.com.
Application period: February 1 – May 15, 2015
We encourage you to apply as early as possible, after you have been accepted to a HSE programme.
How it works
First apply to the Bachelor's or Master's programme that you wish to enroll in. If an applicant is accepted, they are then encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are processed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time before May 15, 2015. Within two weeks of your submission, we will send an acknowledgment of receipt. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of sending, please contact us.
Application submissions: rolling (starting February 1, 2015)
Application deadline: May 15, 2015
Decisions released: end of May 2015
Acceptance of scholarship due: June 15, 2015
*Master's programmes in European Business, Global Business, International Business, International Economic Law, and International Relations in Eurasia, as well as Bachelor's programmes through the International College of Economics and Finance, are not eligible for this scholarship.
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