National Research University Higher School of Economics is a leading state-funded university in Russia. The Faculty of Mathematics was established in 2008, and since then it has become the most successful institute in Russia for attracting researchers and students in Mathematics. The Faculty of Mathematics offers undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs in Mathematics.
The MSc program takes two full years of study. All MSc students complete their Individual Study Plans (ISP). The ISP includes several mandatory items; however, most courses are chosen by students (students can choose from more than 60 elective courses and research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis, including a presentation of thesis results in the form of a seminar. Every MSc student has a faculty adviser, who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis. For outstanding applicants Faculty of Mathematics offers free tuition and scholarships.
The Faculty of Mathematics has a 4-year PhD program that is free for everybody. Students who wish to enter this program are required to pass an entrance exam. All successful applicants will be offered a tuition waiver, accommodation in a university student residence for a nominal fee and a scholarship.