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The location of this programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia from National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)  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 HSE St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.


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


State Accreditation

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Methodology and Research Methods of Political Science
  • Research Seminar "Eurasian Political Studies"
  • National Identity, Social and Political Development in Asia
  • Political Economy of Postcommunist Transformation
  • Postcommunist Politics and Society
  • Modern Political Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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.
  • Exam results confirming language proficiency (optional).
  • Full texts or annotations of the applicants' research projects (optional).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3940 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3940 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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280,000 RUB

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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