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Double Degree in Applied Economics with HSE St. Petersburg

The Double Degree in Applied Economics with the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg is a challenging two-year program taught in English.

Upon completion, students obtain a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance, issued by LUISS University and a Master in Economics, issued by Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg.



22amBuilt on the Economics major of the LUISS Master’s degree program in Economics and Finance and HSE’s MA Program in Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods, the program provides advanced, strongly quantitative training in the core areas of macro, microeconomics and econometrics.

Students will spend their first year at LUISS, acquiring essential tools such as mathematical methods and statistics and econometric theory.  During both years, they will have the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers, to develop the required skills to become professional economists and analysts or to conduct further academic research in the field as Ph.D. students.

The researchers from HSE’s Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, as well as St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, are directly involved in the learning process during the second year, spent in St. Petersburg.


The program is structured as follows:

  • the first year is carried out at LUISS (Rome)
  • the second year is carried out at HSE (St. Petersburg)


Who can apply

Students enrolled in the first year of the LUISS Master’s program in Economics and Finance, major in Economics, can apply to this program.

Available slots

Every year, 5 students can take part in the program.

Details regarding prerequisites for participation, the application procedure, the selection process, deadlines, and further information, will be contained in the call for applications, which is usually published in mid-December.

LUISS call for applications: timing

Publication of the call December 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Apply for the program starting fromJanuary 7, 2019
Deadline to apply February 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Selection InterviewFebruary 21, h. 4:00 p.m., room 409 Romania
Selection results TBD


Confirmation of participation Within 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.