HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics

at Higher School of Economics - National Research University

Degree :
Subject area:
 Social sciences
 38.00.00 Economics and Management
 Moscow, Russia
 4 years
Study type:
 Full time
Language of instruction:
Start date:
Application deadline:
  Faculty of Business and Management
Tuition fees per year:
 USD 11600
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 715000 per year
20 Myasnitskaya Street, Moscow, Russia, 101000, HSE University

Faculty of Economic Sciences

Course Summary

ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.

The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance.

Admission Requirements

Entry examination:

International applicants have to pass 2 examinations: English language and Mathematics. Mathematics exam can be taken either in English or in Russian.


Requirements to international applicants

We expect high-skilled and motivated applicants who possess high level of English knowledge and good mathematical background. Applicants must be high school graduates. We accept students with high school certificate from around the world. The level of received high school education should be equivalent to the US, British or Russian level of high school education.

Proficiency in English:

We ask applicants to provide evidence of their command of English. Experience has shown that students who are fully proficient in English are best placed to make the most of all that ICEF has to offer, both academically and socially. We expect that applicants’ entry level of English is equivalent to an overall score of at least 5.5 of International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Russian applicants must provide their Unified State Exam (USE) score in English; the minimum score for eligible application is 70 out of 100.

Proficiency in Mathematics:

We are looking for applicants with strong mathematical background. This is due to the structure of the degree programme at ICEF for which high levels of mathematical ability are essential. Thus it is a requirement that applicants have completed the course of Mathematics in high school in the USA, the UK, Russia or other equivalent. The final grade for high school Mathematics course should be 70% of maximum score or higher. Russian applicants must provide their Unified State Exam (USE) score in Mathematics; the minimum score for eligible application is 60 out of 100.

The minimum requirement for applicants is to have 130 scores out of 200 for the sum of 2 USE exams


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