Study at Skoltech,
one of the fastest-growing young technology universities
in the world.

Founded in 2011 in collaboration with MIT.
Located in Moscow, Russia
#65 (Nature Index Young
Universities 2021)
Top-25 (Nature Index Rising
Young Universities)
World University Rankings by Subject: top-150 (particular programs)
Innovation: #1 in Russia,
#2 in Eastern Europe
areas of knowledge
bachelor program
joint with Mendeleev University (RCTU)
master programs
➔ Data-Intensive Mathematical Modeling and Simulations (DIMMS)
➔ High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data
➔ FinTech (Applied Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Modeling in Economics and Finance)
➔ Materials Technologies
➔ Simulation -based Engineering Sciences
➔ Energy Systems
➔ Energy Transition & ESG
➔ Digital Engineering and Product Development
➔ Robotics and VR
➔ Space
➔ Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI)
➔ Math of Machine Learning (MML)
➔ Applied Photonics
➔ Quantum Technology
➔ Cell and Molecular Biology
➔ Bioinformatics and Genomics
➔ Agrobiotechnology
➔ Neurobiology and Neurorehabilitation
The application period for Skoltech MSc programs is now closed.
phd programs
The application period for Skoltech PhD programs is now closed.
  • Full-time programs
    MSc (2 years, 120 ECTS)
    PhD (3-4 years, 240 ECTS)
  • Fully English-speaking
    English is the official language of working and studying at Skoltech
  • Scholarship pack
    Full tuition coverage + health insurance + monthly scholarship
  • Admissions
    The application period for Skoltech programs is now closed.
network programs
We offer a range of master's programs in collaboration with other universities, which means that you will receive two diplomas upon completion. However, in order to apply, you will need to submit two separate applications — one for the Skoltech program and another for the partner university's program.
➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization in Quantum Nanostructures,
Materials and Devices

➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization in Spectroscopy, Quantum Optics, and Nanophotonics
➔ Mathematics

➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization in Quantum Field Theory, String Theory and Mathematical Physics

➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization in Problems of Theoretical Physics

➔ Math of Machine Learning
➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization Quantum Field Theory, String Theory and Mathematical Physics

➔ General and Applied Physics, specialization Problems of Theoretical Physics
➔ Mathematical physics, computer technologies and mathematical modeling in economics, specialization Intellectual Data Analysis

➔ Mathematical Physics, Computer Science and mathematical modeling in Economics, specialization: Intellectual Data Analysis

➔ Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
to Skoltech
We are Skoltech — a new international English-speaking STEM university in Moscow, Russia. We were established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT.
What do you get? Globally renowned professors, world-class education, top of the line labs, tremendous opportunities for research and future career.
Research is the core component of any program here. Students conduct their independent research under the supervision of globally renowned scientists. Skoltech labs are new, modern, and top-notch. We have best-in-class equipment
We connect fundamental science with real-life applications. Skoltech transfers new technologies to the market, support and develop hi-tech startups, offer an extensive portfolio of courses in entrepreneurship & innovation
We work with hundreds of industrial companies in Russia and worldwide, as well as conduct research in collaboration with more than 800 universities in the world
top scientists
All our faculty are globally renowned scientists with in-depth international expertise. They combine teaching with top-class applied research
Skoltech is fully English-speaking and truly global. More than 50 nationalities are represented on our campus
We live an active and colorful life — student clubs, events, hackathons, networking, parties, all in addition to the vibrant atmosphere of Moscow (which truly never sleeps)
upcoming events
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all faculty members have decades of active research experience from top global universities: MIT, Cambridge, University of Gothenburg, ITAMP, EPFL, and more.
future career
discover the career paths of our students and graduates. Startup founders, experts in leading industrial companies and international research institutions, and others:
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campus & labs
our campus was created by the world-famous Herzog & de Meuron architectural bureau. It is one of world's most unique university buildings, and it has the most advanced lab equipment
applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. Most of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage of the selection is conducted offline at the Skoltech campus
Student Intelligent Application (SIA)
a CV, motivation letter, 2 letters of recommendation and portfolio – everything can be submitted online via our specially designed SIA system
online exam
A subject test only for MSc applicants
interview and the final stages
An interview with the faculty panel, entrepreneurship & innovation challenge, English proficiency exam (if applicable), written subject exam (for some programs).
The application period for Skoltech programs for 2024 is now closed. To apply for the 2025 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification.
you can confirm your level of English language by one of the following options:
  • Present a valid IELTS / TOEFL certificate
  • Confirm the citizenship of English-speaking country
  • Confirm your previous English-speaking degree
  • Pass English exam at Skoltech during the final stage of selection
just in case you need help with your application, check out these detailed guides prepared by our team
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Contact us
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard,
Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
Room E-R3-2026
We are more than happy to meet visitors Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. Please arrange a visit 48 hours in advance by contacting