June 14 to June 20, 2020 | Higher School of Economics | Moscow

Travel reimbursement policy for SICSS 2020 at HSE University

The Summer Institute at HSE will provide accommodation and reimburse economy class transportation to and from the Summer Institute for those accepted participants whose home university is located outside Moscow. Due to funding limitations, we are only able to reimburse travel costs up to a fixed cap, which is based on the home institution of the participant. The cost caps for travel are:

  • European Russia: $150
  • Other parts of Europe: $300
  • Other parts of the world: $400

Due to funding limitations:

  • we are not able to provide reimbursement for visa services, meals, or other incidental expenses.
  • we are only able to cover economy travel costs.
  • we are not able to reimburse travel between your home and the airport (or train station) or between the airport (or train station) and HSE.

Inquiries should be sent to

Frequently asked questions:

What if I’d like to come to SICSS from somewhere other than my home institution or travel from SICSS to somewhere other than my home institution?

That would be fine. However, our cost cap is based on your home institution, and you are responsible for any travel costs above the cap.

Can I purchases an economy class upgrades (e.g., Economy plus, exit row, aisle seat)?

We cannot reimburse economy class upgrades. But, you are free to purchase them yourself through the airlines. If you have a health-related reason for needing an upgrade, please contact us.

I’m participating at some location other than HSE. Does this policy apply to me?

No. This policy only applies to accepted participants at SICSS 2020 at HSE University. If you are participating at another location, please contact your local organizer.

When should I plan to arrive and depart?

You should plan to be on campus in time for a 6pm dinner on Sunday, June 14. We will have a going away dinner on Saturday, June 20 that will run until late in the evening so you should plan to leave on Sunday, June 21.

What if I purchase my ticket and my plans change?

You are welcome to change your flight, but we cannot reimburse change fees. Also, we cannot reimburse any of your ticket cost if you purchase a ticket and then are no longer able to attend.

If I fly and then take a cab can you reimburse me for both?

No. We are not able to reimburse travel between your home and the airport (or train station) or between the airport (or train station) and campus.

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