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HSE University Visiting Scholarships Program Russia 2016


The Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education invite foreign students (undergraduate or graduate students specializing in mathematics and/or computer science) to spend a semester in Moscow in the framework of our MATH in MOSCOW program.

The main feature of the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics has always been the development of a creative approach to studying mathematics from the very outset. Not memorizing theorems and proofs, but discovering mathematics yourself under the guidance of an experienced teacher – this is our principle! We emphasize the in-depth understanding of the material rather than its quantity. Even in our treatment of the most traditional subjects, you will find significant connections with contemporary research topics. Indeed, most of our teachers are internationally recognized research mathematicians; all of them have considerable teaching experience in English. We stay in contact with North American universities, so after the appropriate formalities the courses taken in Moscow will be credited by your college for a BS, an MS, or a PhD degree.

Features of the Math in MOSCOW Program:

  • modern, research-oriented curriculum;

  • highly qualified professors, with sufficient teaching experience in English;

  • comfortable modern university building in Moscow’s historic center, with all the necessary facilities (library, e-mail, Internet, copiers, inexpensive cafeteria on the premises);

  • credits transferable to North American universities;

  • small study groups, individual attention to all the students;

  • Russian language learning options;

  • you can take as many courses as you like;

  • modest tuition, low living expenses;

Course Level: Undergraduate or graduate mathematics or computer science majors

Study Subject: Mathematics

Scholarship Award: Support for some individual US participants in the MIM program is available from the American Mathematical Society (with funding by the National Science Foundation). Each semester (Fall and Spring) five students may get an NSF support through the AMS, in order to participate in this program.

  • Students must apply to both the Math in Moscow program and to the AMS Math in Moscow Scholarship program in order to be eligible for the scholarship.  Please visit the Math in Moscow program web site for application deadlines, tuition costs and other information about the Math in Moscow program.

  • Deadlines for the Scholarship program: March 30 for the following fall semester and September 30for the following spring semester.

  • Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are now being accepted

Scholarship can be taken in Russia


  • Undergraduate or graduate mathematics or computer science majors may apply.

Nationality: Students must be either U.S. citizens or enrolled at a U.S. institution at the time they attend the Math in Moscow program in order to apply for the scholarship, due to NSF restrictions.

College Admission Requirement [Course Admission Requirement]

Students must be willing to participate in an eight-year longitudinal survey in order to accept a scholarship.  The longitudinal survey is part of the NSF grant that funds these scholarships, and its purpose is to track student outcomes through graduate school and/or early-career paths following attendance in the Math in Moscow program.

Entrance Requirement:

  • Two or More Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)

  • And anything else requested in the program description.

Test Requirement : None

English Language Requirement [TOEFL/IELTS]: None

How to Apply:

  • Fill out the Application form.
  • Attention: In the very unlikely case that you do not receive our reply within three business days after your form was sent, please check your spam folder and contact us at mim-at-mccme.ru
  • Ask two mathematicians to write recommendations on your behalf. The recommendation letters should be sent using our recommendation letters form. Do not forget to inform your referees about the application deadline.
  • Send unofficial copies of transcripts of all completed college works
  • Scan the first two pages of your passport (with your photo and your signature) and send the resulting graphic file. The resolution of the image should be at least 1500×1100 (300 dots per inch).
  • Send a clear photo of your face (to be used for an ID) with the resolution greater than 1000×700
  • Please note that if you are applying for a scholarship (including AMS-NSF scholarships) you have to fill out the application form on the corresponding website and to provide recommendation letters and other required documents independently of the application process here.

Application form

Application Deadline: Deadline 30 September 2016 for the Spring Semester

Scholarship Link


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