Higher School of Economics
The National Research University Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, was founded in 1992. It initially only provided Masters degrees to Economics students. Today, it is a dynamic university with four campuses and offers outstanding educational programmes, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.
The university now has approximately 27,000 students. The urban campus is today located across the city, and it offers students the opportunity to explore its unique neighbourhoods, museums, and many historic sites.
The exchange agreement between King's and the Higher School of Economics allows for 7 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to seven students going for a full academic year OR fourteen students going for a single semester. Of those FYE places, two are reserved for students studying International Development, and 5 are reserved for students studying Management.
Whether you go to St Petersburg or Moscow is dependent on your programme of study.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
Student’s must ensure that their passport will be valid for at least 18 months from the proposed start date of the visa, for immigration purposes.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.