• Application Deadline
  • 10 days


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

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 include:

  • Research Design Strategies
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Applied Regression 
  • Text Mining
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Q-Methodology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  •  Please, note that you may need visa to travel to Russia. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    304 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 304 USD per module and a duration of 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    304 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 304 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

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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?