Full-time programs: MSc (2 years, 120 ECTS) PhD (4 years, 240 ECTS)
Fully English-speaking: English is the official language of working and studying at Skoltech
Scholarship pack No tuition fee + health insurance + monthly scholarship
Admissions: The application period for Skoltech Master's programs for 2022 is now closed. To apply for the 2023 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification
welcome 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's in it for you? 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 — transfer 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
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
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's fully facilitated with the most advanced lab equipment
competitive selection application period will start soon!
CV, motivation letter, 2 recommendations (blind submission available), portfolio – everything can be submitted online via our specially designed SIA system
only for MSc applicants
interview and final stages
interview with faculty panel, entrepreneurship & innovation challenge, English exam (if applicable), written exam (for some programs). All these elements are available in online mode.
Skoltech is located just outside of Moscow on the grounds of Skolkovo Innovation Centre. You can easily reach our campus via train (15 minutes from downtown Moscow) or buses from the nearest subway stations.
Our address is Bolshoy blvd., blg 30/1
Skoltech has official accreditation and each program is licensed to issue diplomas. Skoltech graduates receive two types of diplomas: a government-issued one (confirming the training they received and graduate-level qualification) and an official Skoltech diploma (Master of Science degree) with a European format (diploma supplement).
Applicants who successfully pass the admissions process and current Skoltech students do not pay tuition. Skoltech fully covers all the costs.
Applications can be submitted online. You can start today and continue uploading other materials through the deadline. You will need to collect and submit the following documents: - Resume or CV (in English) - Copy of your diploma or a note from your university confirming you are in your final year of studies - Motivation letter - Two letters of recommendations - Optional: your achievements, additional certifications, etc.
Yes, of course!
Skoltech is a technological university, so students receive minimal training in social subjects. That said, Skoltech admissions committee does not evaluate applicants based on their formal training (if you received your bachelor's degree in social sciences, for instance) - it only matters if you actually know the subjects required by the program.
No, Skoltech curriculum is in-person and full time only. Masters programs are 2 years long.
If you wish to visit Skoltech, then follow our calendar of events and participate in them. We also host several Open Doors days a year where you can see the classrooms and visit laboratories which are usually closed to visitors.
If you would like to talk to the admissions team, please make an appointment at least 2 days prior to your planned day of visit. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you receive a confirmation letter.