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In the 2020/2021 academic year, the HSE Global Scholarship Competition will cover the following subjects: Foreign Languages (English), International Relations, Asian Studies, Design, Journalism, History, Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Media Communications, Law, Psychology, Advertising and Public Relations, Modern Politics, Social Sciences, Physics, Philology, and Philosophy. You don't have to pay any fees to take part in the Competition. The Competition includes one round only and is intended for those applying for Bachelor degree programmes at HSE. You may either attend the Competition venue in person or participate in a long-distance mode.


Start of online registration for the HSE Global Scholarship Competition

(until December 15)
Webinars will be held to prepare participants for the HSE Global Scholarship Competition

Deadline for online registration

(until January 30)
Competitions will be held online

Results will be published on the website along with the list of diploma winners

Winners will be invited to enrol in HSE's Bachelor's and International Preparatory Programmes

Winners and holders of First, Second and Third Tier diplomas will receive their diplomas (e-versions)

Who is eligible to enter the Competition?

International Venues:

  • International (non-Russian) citizens, and stateless persons 
  • Participants must be enrolled in either grades 10-11 of high schools for 11-year programmes or grades 11-12 for 12-year programmes
  • International high school graduates are also welcome to apply
  • All participants must be under 30 years-old

Domestic Venues (Russia):

  • Expats living in Russia
  • All participants must be under 30 years-old

Benefits to Participating in the Competition

  • When applying for undergraduate programmes at HSE, winners are eligible for full-tuition waivers, partial scholarships as well as tuition discounts up to 75%
  • HSE Global Scholarship Competition winners receive early admission decisions
  • HSE GSC diplomas are valid for two consecutive years following the Competition
  • An opportunity to gain more expertise on a certain field of study
  • HSE GSC is a great way of career preparation
  • New and exciting connections

5 steps to take part in the Competition

1. View the ‘How to Apply’ section for undergraduate programmes and select your programme

If you wish to pursue a Russian-taught undergraduate programme at HSE and you do not speak Russian, you should first take a one-year preparatory course at HSE (HSE International Preparatory Programmes).

2. Complete the required online registration

3. Identify relevant subjects (fields of study), depending on your choice of degree programme

4. Take part in the Competition in respective subjects (fields of study) in one of the countries outside Russia and in Russia  (personal attendance) or in a long-distance mode according to the Schedule

5. Get your Competition results and learn more about your opportunities for admission to HSE undergraduate programmes

Please note: HSE Global Scholarship Competition is free for all participants in all venues!

Rules of Participation


Organizing Committee is announcing the results of the Competition
March 03
Additional terms and conditions of participation in two Subjects
January 21


E-mail: interolymp@hse.ru

Phone: +7 495 531 00 59