International Undergraduate Applicants to Compete in Olympiad for HSE University Scholarships for 2019 Academic Year

International Undergraduate Applicants to Compete in Olympiad for HSE University Scholarships for 2019 Academic Year

The leading educational institutions of Russia – HSE University opened online registration for the 2019 International Youth Olympiad. The winners and prize recipients of the event have the chance to receive a full or partial scholarship to study in one of HSE’s bachelor’s programmes. The Olympiad competitions shall be held from October 23 to October 31, 2018

 Who is the Olympiad for?

Foreign citizens, individuals without citizenship, and Russians living abroad have been invited to participate in the Olympiad. They are all in the 10th or 11th grades (11th or 12th for those in a 12-year programme of study) and are graduates of foreign educational institutions or foreign university students under the age of 30.

Sixteen Categories

The Olympiad for the 2018-2019 academic year is taking place in 16 different categories.

The remote portion of the Olympiad (online) will take place in Design, Journalism, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Media Communications, and Advertising and Public Relations.

The in-person portion of the competition features the following categories: Asian and African Studies; History; Cultural Studies; Mathematics; Law; Psychology; Contemporary Politics; Social Sciences: Man, Society, State; Physics (a new field this year); Philology; and Philosophy.

For the first time ever, all tasks in this year’s Olympiad will be presented in both Russian and English.

 What are the advantages of competing?

Winners (first place) and prize recipients (second and third place) of the 2019 International Youth Olympiad who are applying for an HSE bachelor’s programme for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship if they have not received a full ride from the Russian government, as well as partial scholarships that cover up to 70% of yearly tuition.

 How can one prepare for the Olympiad?

 A series of webinars started in May of this year to prepare students for the Olympiad in various categories.

This is a good opportunity to receive methodological recommendations (which subjects to master or which literature to read) and determine which HSE undergraduate programmes are best suited for those who participate in the competition’s various subject areas.

The webinars also look at the structure of the Olympiad problem sets and go over typical mistakes participants made last year.

The Olympiad’s website features demos of problem sets, as well as methodological materials and videos from the online seminars.

Participation in the Olympiad is free

 To participate in the Olympic, you must register:

Where can you learn more?

 Updates will be made to the International Youth Olympiad website regarding the schedule of the in-person and remote competitions, the locations and addresses of the Olympiad, as well as the rules and terms of the different categories of the competition –

 Registration for participants will be available until October 14, 2018.



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