How to get into Skoltech
(It is quite simple)

We created this guide to help you with the competitive selection application process.
Please, read it carefully before submitting an application,
and don't hesitate to ask any questions.
The selection and admission process includes several steps.
You have probably seen this timeline. Below we explain it in details.
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your competitive selection application materials. You will need to upload a scan of your most recent diploma of higher education. If you are currently studying, it is highly recommended to upload a current academic transcript to give the Admission Committee an opportunity to see your academic level. If your diploma or transcripts are not in English, then provide the original documents with translation.
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the SIA system and click 'submit'.
Online testing
Every candidate must take an online profile test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an internal English language test or present a valid TOEFL/IELTS certificate and pass an in-person interview. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance).
0. What to do in advance
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We prefer scans in PDF files, but also accept images in JPEG format.
Documents in DOC, PPT, TXT and other formats will not be accepted.
If any of your documents is not presented in English, please provide a translation. If possible, scan the original with the translation together. Translation is obligatory for recommendation letters and highly recommended for the rest items.
1. Application / Portfolio
Upload all documents in the SIA system. You will need to fill out the questionnaire. When everything is completed, you will need to click "Submit". Great, now you are officially an Applicant.
2. Online test
The exam takes place 1 or 2 days after the deadline. So, for example, if you submit your application by the deadline on June 6, the exam will be on June 7 or June 8.

The date/time of the exam is not flexible and will be announced to you once you submit your application.
Sample tests are available here and here is how you can prepare.
You will need to organize a quiet place with a stable internet connection, where no one will disturb you during the test, and the device with working web-camera and microphone.
The online testing will be performed using a proctoring service, i.e. we will automatically and manually control the process and observe you during the test. A high rate of automatically tracked suspicious activity lowers your Credibility Score, which may influence the decision of the Admission Committee. Recovered and proven cheating during the test leads to an immediate ban.
3. Selection Weekend
Based on your portfolio and test results, the Admission Comittee will make a decision within 2 weeks and inform you about it via e-mail. You will need to come to Skoltech on the specified date for the final interviews. Only in exceptional cases or in case of a bad epidemiological situation final stage may be performed remotely via video conference-call for those applicants, who cannot come in person. Personal presence makes your chances to succeed higher.
4. Enrollment (hooray!)
A week after the Selection Weekend is finished we will inform you about your results. There are 3 possible outcomes:
The official matriculation is conducted in July-August before the start of the academic year: we will inform you via a special e-mail about the list of the documents you will need to provide to become a Skoltech student officially.
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.