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LUISS Guido Carli


Double Degree in Financial Economics with HSE

The Double Degree in Financial Economics with the Higher School of Economics (HSE) is a challenging two-year program taught entirely in English, aimed at students currently enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s program or graduates, who intend to enroll in the LUISS master’s program in Economics and Finance, major in Finance.

Students who complete the program will earn a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance issued by LUISS University and a Master’s Degree in Economics issued by the Higher School of Economics (HSE).


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For all non-LUISS students interested in applying to Double Degree programs open to recent graduates or students enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s degree program:  in order to access the selection procedure, candidates are required to have secured access to the relevant LUISS master’s degree program through the March 23 admission test, by submitting a GMAT/GRE certificate or following the international student admission procedure.

The Double Degree in Financial Economics with the Higher School of Economics (HSE) allows 5 Finance students to enhance their studies of Economics and Finance within a Russian context at the prestigious Moscow-based university.

The program offers a high-caliber theoretical and practical education in Financial Economics. Its curriculum is a unique blend of core courses in Micro- and Macroeconomics, Financial Econometrics, Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance, along with applied courses in various fields of Economics and Finance.

The program is structured as follows: 

  • the first year (2018-19) is carried out at LUISS;
  • the second year (2019-20) is carried out at HSE. 

After completing the program, students receive two diplomas: 

  • Master’s degree in Economics and Finance issued by LUISS University;
  • Master’s degree in Economics issued by Higher School of Economics (HSE). 

LUISS students will be registered at LUISS during their time at HSE and will continue to pay tuition fees at LUISS. Students will be exempted from paying tuition fees at HSE. 

If compliant with both universities’ rules and conditions, as for credits envisaged, attendance, deadlines, academic integrity, etc., participating students will receive two degrees, which will be issued according to each university’s procedures.

Available slots

Every year 5 students will take part in the program.

Academic coordinators: Professor Nicola Borri - Professor Pietro Reichlin


The selection for this program is open to students enrolled in the final year of their bachelor’s program (or recent graduates) who intend to register for the Master’s Program in Economics and Finance, major in Finance, in the 2018-2019 academic year. In case of doubts about the documents to upload or to get further information about the requested documents, students are invited to contact the International Development Office before the application deadline.

Students who are selected for a Double Degree program have to respect the relevant study plan . They need to accept all the changes listed in the study plan, especially with reference to the languages and other activities.

Call for applications 2018

Deadline to applyApril 27, 2018 at 4.00 PM
Selection interview May 22, 2018 at 3.00 PM, room 411 Romania
Selection resultsby May 28, 2018 (TBC)
Confirmation of participationWithin one working day

While every effort will be made to provide students with complete, accurate and timely information, LUISS reserves the right to change, amend, modify or revoke the aforementioned program.

LUISS is not responsible for any cancellation or modification due to events beyond its control. If the program is cancelled or modified for these reasons, LUISS will inform all interested students in a timely manner.