There is an exchange agreement between the Institute for East European Studies, the Institute for Sociology and the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. This agreement enables students of the participating institutes to study in Moscow or Berlin respectively for one or two semesters. Up to four students may take part in the program each semester.
The application deadline for the following winter semester (starting in September) is 15 March of each year and 01 September for the following summer semester (starting in January). Following a preliminary assessment, received applications are passed on to the University in Moscow where the final decision regarding acceptance is made.
The HSE provides a tuition fee waiver as well as invitations for the visa application process. Students must bear all other costs and apply for scholarships themselves.
Please contact Prof. Bluhm if you are interested in the exchange program. The following documents are required for an application: Statement of interest (500 words) and CV in English, along with a transcript of grades in German or English. This program is primarily intended for students enrolled in the MA in East European Studies at the IEES as well as in the MA in European Societies at the Institute for Sociology.