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Higher School of Economics Moscow


The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the leading and largest universities in Russia. The university specializes in economics, social sciences, mathematics, computer science, media communications and design. It has more than twenty departments, with its main campus located in Moscow.


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Master degree
Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation
Application deadline
November 15th
Number of students getting accepted
Cost of living
High (HSE overview)
But very cheap student accommodation
Tuition fees
No fees
#1 Business & Management Studies in Russia (QS)
#83 Faculty of Business & Economics worldwide (THE) 

Study Guide and Course Catalogue


The application process will involve the following steps: 

  1. First, you should be nominated by your programme according to your programme internal regulations and requirements;
  2. The official nomination letter will be sent by the programme coordinators to HSE.
  3. After you are nominated by the programme, you  should apply online here in order to be considered and accepted for a tuition-free place (the deadine is May 1). 
  4. After HSE gets and approves your application, HSE's International Admissions office will come back with the further instructions on visa and document issues.

The semester starts in the first week of October.
Places in dormitories are provided on your arrival. No special application is needed.

Recognition Process after Graduation

Your diploma from TU Berlin will be issued within two to three months after the completion of your Master at HSE Moscow. HSE will send the transcripts to TU Berlin and the examination office will inform you, when they have issued your diploma. They can also send it directly to your address. Please check your address in your student account. The coordinators of IMES are not able to get an access to it. 


Where can I find the study plan?

Please check the study guide. (Page 9)

Which courses should I choose?

The core courses are obligatory. 

For the elective courses, you should choose:
1 elective course from the programme elective courses mentioned on page 9.  
1 University pool discipline  - this catalogue is updated each year but for the current year you can see the courses offered here: https://electives.hse.ru/en/MG_KK/ 
1 Massive Open Online Course - the recommended list of online courses will be provided by our programme later.

Core courses include: 

-Research Seminar (9 ECTS);
-Internship (15 ECTS);
-Preparation and Defense of the Master Thesis (24 ECTS). 

The other 4 courses are electives (3 ECTS each):

-Public-Private Partnerships for STI;
-Innovation Strategies in Fintech;
-Managing Creativity and Innovation;
-Intellectual Property Management;
-Marketing Innovation;
-Corporate Foresight;
-Regional STI Policies;
-Massive Open Online Course (from the list).

Additional information about the curriculum and the courses can be found on the web-site of the Programme: 

How about the internship?

The internship lasts 10 weeks, the whole working days. You can either cover it in your country and bring the certificate to HSE or cover it in Russia.​

Can I choose my second assessor for the thesis at HSE?

No, it will be determined by the examination office and you wont receive any information on who it is.

Who will be my second supervisor at TU Berlin?

Your second supervisor at TU Berlin will be automatically allocated by Rike Weber. You don't have to take care about it yourself. 

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