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Comparative Politics of Eurasia (St. Petersburg)

HSE University

24 months
2000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Comparative Politics of Eurasia (St. Petersburg) programme from HSE University was created in response to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is built around core conceptual training in comparative political science and comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. 


The Comparative Politics of Eurasia (St. Petersburg) programme from HSE University location in St. Petersburg, with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage, will provide students with unique opportunities for diving into the Russian culture, understanding history, and acquiring the Russian language.


The Programme provides all necessary assistance for identifying research/practice-oriented internship placements as well as opportunities for study abroad. It is involved in a network of domestic and international partnerships aiming at meeting various academic and research interests of the students.  

Partners most relevant to the Programme focus:

  • University College London
  • University of Oslo
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Centre for Independent Social Research  
  • Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy  


State Accreditation

Programme Structure

Three trajectories:

  • Post-Soviet Area Studies
  • International Politics of Eurasia
  • Advanced Theory and Methods (pre-PhD)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scan of the main passport pages (with photo and name etc.).
  • Scan of the 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).
  • Letter of motivation (describing your reasons for applying in the context of your long-term career goals and background, 500 words).
  • Resume/CV (including information about your education, professional, and research experience, as well as language proficiency and other skills.
  • At least one recommendation letter.
  • Exam results confirming language proficiency (optional).
  • Full texts or annotations of the applicants' research projects (optional).
Criteria for Portfolio Assessment 2021/2022

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 175 000 – 350 000 RUB/year

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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