MSc in Mathematics


Program Description

The Faculty of Mathematics invites applications to Master’s programme 'Mathematics'. This programme trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Students will be prepared for PhD qualifying tests, have own research agenda and experience and have teaching experience at university level.

M.Sc. programme in Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics, HSE University, Moscow

The M.Sc. programme takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individualized Study Plans, which has only a few mandatory items. Students choose from a large pool of special topics courses and research seminars offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and its collaborators, among which are the Steklov Mathematical Institute, the Independent University of Moscow, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. By the end of the programme, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the Master’s thesis.

Mathematics at the HSE

The Faculty of Mathematics has over 130 members, including 15 invited speakers of the International Congress of Mathematicians. The main research areas are algebraic geometry, geometric and algebraic topology, differential equations, ergodic theory, dynamical systems, representation theory, functional analysis, mathematical and theoretical physics.

Applicants can expect to:

  • Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.
  • Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars.
  • Take advantage of a great variety of mathematical events happening in Moscow, a world-famous mathematical centre, and benefit from a uniquely stimulating, dynamic learning environment.
  • Discover the rich and fascinating cultural life of Moscow.
  • Take advantage of our student exchange programmes with universities in the USA, Europe and Japan.
  • Continue their research in our PhD programme or in any international PhD programme in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics.
  • Apply for Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships.
  • Apply for travel grants.

Curriculum Outline

  • Algebra and Arithmetics
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Functional Analysis
  • Combinatorics
  • Topology
  • Mathematical Methods of Science
  • Research Seminars
  • 30 special topics courses
  • More than 20 Math in Moscow courses
  • Skoltech University courses


A limited number of tuition waivers (“funded positions”) are available for outstanding international candidates applying on or before February 28, 2018.

All students will be offered accommodation in a university residence for a nominal fee (ca. 1000 Russian roubles per month). The best students will also be offered an Excellence scholarship of ca. 20000 Russian rubles per month.

The official deadline for applications is July 15, 2018. Candidates requiring visas are recommended to apply earlier. Please visit to apply online.

For additional information on the M.Sc. programme in Mathematics, visit

or write to the M.Sc. programme coordinator Sergey Oskolkov or the scientific supervisor of the M.Sc. programme Prof. Alexey Gorodentsev

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher educa ... Read More

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes more than 25 English-taught Master’s programmes and 8 English-taught Bachelor's degree programmes. Read less
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