Apply for MSc Programs 2017

We are currently accepting applications for Master of Science study  in the following programs:

Awarded degree MSc Program
Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science Data Science
Statistical Learning Theory
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics Photonics and Quantum Materials
Mathematical Physics
Theoretical Physics
Master of Science in Biotechnology Biotechnology
Master of Science in Information Systems and Technologies Space Systems
Energy Systems
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
Petroleum Engineering
Master of Science in Information Technology and Engineering Computational Science and Engineering


Application to Skoltech consists of two stages:

Stage 1. Application at Skoltech’s online portal

Applications open for 2017-2018 academic year.

Application dates
Open: December 16, 2016
Close: July 16, 2017

Submission deadlines for Msc programs:

Master of Science Program Application Deadline Selection Round Dates
All Programs (except for Biotechnology) July 16, 2017 July 28-29, 2017
Biotechnology July 16, 2017 July 29, 31, 2017

Application includes an online form, CV, personal statement, 2 reference letters, and, if available, the results of English test (TOEFL or IELTS).

Stage 2. Selection Days

Every year, Master of Science applicants from across Russia and around the world converge on Skoltech for the Selection Days and a chance to gain admission to one of the institute’s growing programs. During Selection Days, participants go through interviews, rigorous written examinations, and an English test. Selection Days is also an opportunity for prospective students to inform themselves about the latest developments in Skoltech’s research and innovation programs. Invitations to Selection Days are reserved for those students who submitted the strongest online applications.

The Skoltech MSc and PhD programs provide multidisciplinary educational experience in brand-new facilities, world-class professors with international exchange opportunities, with no tuition fee and one goal: to prepare students to impact Russia and the world and foster socio-economic development through scientific discovery and technological innovation.

  • Courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers.
  • All educational programs delivered in English. English is our language of instruction and official business.
  • Wide range of courses; individual study plan that allows students to obtain modern education with a broad interdisciplinary component. Possibility to choose between fundamental and applied profiles within the program.
  • Open dynamic international environment bringing together hundreds of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs with serious ambitions. Students and professors from more than 25 countries study and teach at Skoltech.
  • Cross-curriculum double-degree programs and network educational programs with leading Russian universities, wide opportunity to attend different courses in this universities inside the curriculum.
  • Opportunity to perform research, learn the best practices in world-leading universities, and laboratories, and participate in international conferences, and a variety of academic mobility programs. More than 1/3 of our students perform a research or an educational component in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, University of Calgary, Harvard Medical School, National University of Singapore and other world-leading universities.
  • Integration of research, education and innovation. Culture of supporting student startups.
  • “Student package”: significant stipends and free medical insurance.

Apply at Skoltech’s online application portal.