Admission Campaign in 2017

The Doctoral School in Psychology of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, is pleased to inform that application process has started on April 3.

Admission Campaign in 2017

There are two application periods in this year:

1. Spring application period is from April 3 till May 22.

2. Fall Application period is from September 25 till October 13.

The Spring period

This year government funding is available for 20 places on the Psycological Sciences course at the HSE Doctoral School of Psychology.

We recommend international students to apply to Federal Quote Competition. The competition is already started! 
More information about terms

About the Doctoral School

    The Doctoral School of Psychology at the Higher School of Economics offers PhD programmes in the following fields of study:

  • 19.00.01 - General Psychology, Psychology of the Person, History of Psychology

General areas of research: research in fundamental psychological mechanisms and their origins; human and animal psychology functions; historical and methodological analysis of psychological doctrines, theories and views; research in theoretical and applied methodology; development of new methods in psychological research and applied psychology.

19.00.05 - Social Psychology (Psychological Sciences)

General areas of research: study of human behaviour and agency; psychological characteristics of social groups and social movements; methods of social psychological research and its applications.

19.00.02 - Psychophysiology

General areas of research: Neurophysiological mechanisms of mental processes, states and behaviour, the relationship between the brain and the mind; neuroimaging methods. 

Scientific/ Project sites:
Centre for Cognition and Decision Making

Lab for Electroencephalography and Polygraphic Diagnostics

Research and Education group of Positive Psychology and Life Quality

Research and Education group of Business Psychology

Research and Education group of Cognitive Research

Research and Education group of Cognitive Psychophysiology

Scientific supervision

Research Opportunities

The School pays special attention to integration of young researchers into full-fledged research activity. The doctoral students will take part in research projects implemented at HSE and other universities, seminars and workshops by foreign researchers, discussions of theses with experts and many more.  

Composition of the portfolio for admission

Entrance examination in a special discipline (Education) consists two parts:
1. A portfolio
2. A colloquium

A portfolio may include the following:
a) a CV,
b) a motivation letter;
c) a research proposal or an introductory essay;
d) Information about education background of the candidate. If you don’t have a diploma/degree certificate, and if this is a common practice for the country where your academic institution is located, you may provide a transcript or any other official document thereby confirming your level of education;
e) letters of recommendation from specialists familiar with the educational and scientific achievements of the candidate;
d) a letter of recommendation from the potential scientific supervisor at the HSE;
e) copies of scientifac articles, if any;
f) diplomas and certificates confirming participation in the international or internal conferences, if any;
g) diplomas and certificates confirming other academic achievements (wins in student Olympiads, student competitions, etc.), individual academic grants and grants for training, if any.

For all enquiries please contact Academic director Milana Hachaturova (Milana Hachaturova), or School manager Olga Mamontova (