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The Annual IPSA-HSE Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science is offerd by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) and organized by the International Political Science Association and the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and supported by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Reasons to study here

  • Teaching Excellence: The university cooperates with professional instructors and experts, who have a profound experience in teaching methods, as well as applying them to their own research, published in highly ranked journals
  • Variety of Courses: The university offers 3 short refresher courses, 10 general courses, special course on How to Study Russian Politics, several workshops and discussions. All of them are designed to get essential practical skills in a limited period of time. 
  • Graded Certificates: Students may get up to 4 ECTS credits for the IPSA - HSE School. ECTS are given upon successful completion of examination procedures. Otherwise, all students receive certificates of participation (no indication of courses)
  • Affordable Prices: The mission is to provide affordable education! The university offers quality courses at prices lower than most of the methodological schools in the world. Special terms and funding opportunities may apply as well. 
  • Discovering St. Petersburg: The School is held in St. Petersburg - one of the most beautiful Russian cities, nearby the city center. Special guided tour for participants is organized and included into the tuition fee. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Course included:

  • Introduction Into R
  • Research Design Strategies
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Applied Regression
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis 
  • Bayesian Statistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You will need to provide a short motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    280 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 280 USD per module and a duration of 10 days.
  • National

    280 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 280 USD per module and a duration of 10 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

20000 RUB / 2 ECTS

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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