The internship at the partner university (for a one-term at RUB or LFUI, for a year at UNIMI) is the requirement for receiving the second diploma. This means that an MA student has to know the German (that is intensively taught in HSEC in the first year) and the Italian languages respectively as well as already know the Russian language well enough to pass in the first year of studying some of the compulsory courses in Russian. It is assumed that these courses will be taught in the second year for students whose level of the Russian language is lower. Consequently, this depresses the opportunity of the internship. The individualized curriculum that includes the internship if it is possible could be created depending on your language competences.
The financial support of DAAD (2400 Euros) is provided to the internship at RUB. At the moment we are deciding the issue of the extenuating the Erasmus+ scholarship (850 Euros per month) for the internship at UNIMI. The internal contest of HSEC assigns all the scholarships. The MA student (if they do not have any non-passed examinations) can also go to any one of the partner universities at their own expense without any scholarship support. In such instance, the education in the partner university is free of charge, and the student has the opportunity to receive the second diploma.