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Student Project Contest



26 September 2018

Autumn Student Project Contest Commences

Each year HSE holds the Student Project Contest, which allows projects deemed important for the development of the university at least and all of society at most to receive financial, organisational, or any other type of support to help them succeed.

26 March 2018

Winter Student Project Contest Results Announced

12 projects have been named as winners in the winter Student Project Contest. These projects will get financial and organizational support from HSE, and the initiatives will be implemented this year.

1 February 2018

The Student Initiative Winter Competition Has Begun!

Every quarter at HSE, we hold a competition to support student initiatives. Projects that foster university development, as well as projects that have benefits for wider society, are recognized and awarded financial and organizational assistance.

What is the Student Project Contest?

The Student Project Contest is a way of providing financial support to student projects. A student or a group of students may submit their project and receive up to 200,000 roubles for its implementation.

Both individual and group applications from HSE students may be accepted. Not only students, but also HSE graduates and staff can participate in the contest, provided that the project is being conducted by a HSE student.

Students of all HSE campuses may take part in the contest.

There will be three rounds of the contest in 2018:
Winter: February 1 – March 16, Spring: March 19 – April 27, Summer: May 17 – June 28, Autumn: September 14 – October 24

7 times the contest
held since 2014
539 projects have been registered
for the contest
90 projects have been declared
winners in the contest
9 071 040 ₽ have been allocated
for project implementation


Research and Education


Travel Grants


Social projects


Success Stories

Contest Stages

Students submit their project via the HSE Family's 'Student Projects' folder (international students may submit their proposals via e-mail)

All HSE Family users and experts, as selected by the Fund Council, vote for the projects

Public defense (students present their projects)

*Projects are assessed according to voting results - 50% of an assessment is based on the votes of HSE Family users, and the other 50% - on expert votes. According to these results, shortlists of projects for public defense are formed.

The final assessment of a student’s project is based on 50% of the Funding Council’s assessment and 50% of expert/user voting.