MSc Scholarship in Economics at ICEF, HSE University, Russia


Deadline: July 15, 2016

The ICEF MSc Programme combines the best of the educational traditions of the UK (in-depth professional education) and Russia (high quality theoretical education).

The concept of the ICEF Master’s Programme is based on comparable courses at LSE (MSc Economics) and the Oxford University Business School (MSc Financial Economics). For example, both the ICEF and LSE programmes include in-depth study of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and just like at Oxford University, the ICEF programme contains a significant number of theoretical and applied financial courses. The ICEF faculty includes eminent academics and practitioners, most of whom have graduated from well-known international universities.

MSc graduates go on to start their careers as professional economists or analysts at financial institutions (such as HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse) and non-financial companies (for example, Rosatom, Microsoft and Renault), or continue their studies at the doctoral level in top universities like the LSE.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing two year master degree programme.

Study Subject: Financial Economics

Scholarship Award: Possibility of getting the scholarship and the size of the scholarship would depend on candidate’s GRE and IELTS scores, level of knowledge in relevant subjects, honours, distinctions, references and other academic achievements.

Scholarship can be taken in Moscow, Russia

Eligibility: The Scholarship is merit-based.

Nationality: Any nationals is eligible

College Admission Requirement [Course Admission Requirement]

  • The ICEF MSc programme is designed for graduates:

  • with at least a Bachelor’s degree

  • with a basic knowledge of Economic theory

  • with a strong mathematical background and a good level of English language

Entrance Requirement: Application portfolios should include:

  • Completed application form

  • Resume/CV —Please submit a standard CV, including, at a minimum, your educational achievements, work and research experience, publications (if any), and language knowledge

  • Letter of motivation (300-500 words) —This letter should describe your reasons for applying to this programme, in the context of your long-term career goals and background

  • Scans of diplomas and academic transcripts —If you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript

  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from someone familiar with your academic work) —Please provide your recommenders with HSE’s letter of recommendation guidelines

  • Scan of English proficiency exam results (IELTS or TOEFL) —Native speakers of English and students who have completed an entire degree exclusively in English do not need to submit proof of their English ability. All other applicants should submit test results no more than two years old

Test Requirement : GRE test is considered as a portfolio component.

English Language Requirement [TOEFL/IELTS]

Minimum scores: IELTS: 6 TOEFL IBT (internet-based): 92 TOEFL PBT (paper-based): 580)

Native speakers or graduates from programs conducted in English are not required to take the English language proficiency test.

Supporting Material: The program presentation is available on line. Program alumni successfully work in leading investment banks and other financial institutions in Moscow (Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Sberbank CIB, Citi), and in London (Morgan Stanley, Barclays,Credit Suisse), in strategic consulting (McKinsey, Bain) and real economy (Gazprom, Microsoft). Program graduates were admitted with financial support at PhD programmes of such universities as University of California, Berkeley; London School of Economics; University of Minnesota and etc.

At the moment HSE hosts about a thousand international students, both exchange and degree seeking. They live in a few very affordable and safe dormitories and enjoy a great city cultural values and academically rich atmosphere at HSE. To see more information about international student life at HSE click here. Also, see HSE presentation on Youtube to learn more about the university nearest future plans.  You may want to check a short video about a day of international students at HSE. Here you may find more helpful information about all the courses at the Faculty of Economic Sciences taught in English.

How to Apply: See the application procedure . Application fee is waived. You do not need to travel to Moscow before admission decision.

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

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