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HSE University Moscow

HSE University Moscow
Study abroad for a semester in one of the best universities in the Russian Federation. HSE University specializes in economics, social sciences, mathematics, and media communications.
Location: 
Moscow, Russia
Language of Instruction: 
English
Russian
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Russian
Philosophy
Economics
Communication Studies
Math
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study in Russian or English in Moscow, Russia's political and economic capital
  • Live in university housing with other students at HSE University
  • No Russian language experience necessary
  • One of KU's most affordable semester exchange programs!
Program Summary: 

Established in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union, the HSE University has become one of Russia’s leading universities and one of the most respected institutions for the study of economics, social sciences, mathematics, and computer science in all of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. One of four HSE campuses, the flagship Moscow campus enrolls approximately 18,000 students from more than 50 countries around the world in a variety of academic programs, including English-taught undergraduate, graduate, semester and summer programs.  The Moscow campus is located throughout the city, thus studying at HSE offers students the opportunity to explore Moscow’s unique neighborhoods, museums and historic sites.  HSE also offers a wide range of services to students, including recreation facilities, counseling and health services, and dozens of student organizations, such as volunteer, performing arts, sports, debate and dance clubs. 

Location: 

Moscow, the capital city of Russia, is well known for its unique architecture including such historic buildings as the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Moscow is also home to two notable art museums: the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. With a population of over 12 million in the metropolitan area, Moscow is Russia’s largest city and its political, financial and cultural center.

Academic Information: 

HSE is a comprehensive university offering. Courses are taught not only by distinguished Russian professors, but also by renowned international specialists and visiting scholars. International students studying at HSE may study Russian as a foreign language as well as English-taught or Russian-taught courses in all available disciplines. 

Students enroll directly into courses at the HSE University Moscow. All students will complete one course in Russian language training appropriate to their level, as well as three or more courses in the discipline of their choosing.  A typical semester course load includes 12-15 transferable KU credit hours. HSE offers courses in the following disciplines in English: Communications, Media and Design, Computer Science, Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy, Russian Studies, and Sociology.

In addition, students with advanced Russian language skills may enroll in Russian-taught courses with local students.  For a full list of available courses in both English and Russian, visit http://istudents.hse.ru/course.

Housing: 

HSE has four international residence halls, all just a short metro ride to campus. Upon arrival, students will be placed in a double-occupancy room within one of these halls. There is a kitchen on each floor and each building is equipped with recreational features and laundry facilities.
For more information on each of the HSE residence halls, visit http://www.hse.ru/en/dormitory

Eligibility: 

Open to KU students with sophomore status and above who have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. No Russian language experience require

Further Reading: 

HSE University Moscow: http://www.hse.ru/en/
Student Life at HSE: hse.ru/admissions/student-life
Semester in Moscow: http://www.hse.ru/semester
Life in Moscow: http://www.hse.ru/recommends

 

Add Course: 
World Politics and International Political Economy
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Post-Soviet Eurasia and SCO: Society, Politics, Integration
This course counts as both POLS 669 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Contexts of Intercultural Communication: Russian-Western Interaction
The Department of Political Science has determined there is no POLS equivalent.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Russian Linguistic and Cultural Heritage in Alaska
The Department of Political Science has determined there is no POLS equivalent.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Russian Emigration History
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
International Relations in the XX Century
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Modern and Contemporary Economic History
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Theories of Globalization
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Russian State and Russian Space
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Theories of Social and Political Transformation: Modernity and Postmodernity
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency

Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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