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
master programs
phd programs
  • 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 Master's programs for 2023 is now closed. To apply for the 2024 start, check back in autumn.
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)
all faculty members have decades of active research experience from top global universities: MIT, Cambridge, University of Gothenburg, ITAMP, EPFL, and more.
future career
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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 Master's programs for 2023 is now closed. To apply for the 2024 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