Application Process

PhD program submission deadlines:

PhD Program Application Deadline Selection Round Dates
All Programs (except for Life Sciences and Petrolium Engineering) August 10, 2017 September 11-13, 2017
Life Sciences August 10, 2017 August 29, 2017
 Petrolium Engineering August 10, 2017 September 19, 2017



To be eligible for the Ph.D. program, by the time of enrollment at Skoltech, applicants should hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent (specialist degree) from a recognized institution of higher education and in a relevant area of study.
Applications to the Ph.D. program are accepted on a rolling basis at this page. As part of the process, applicants must present the following:
    • Online application
    • Motivation letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Proof of proficiency in English, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (students may submit an application without this information, but all will be asked to provide it at a later date)
    • Copy of transcripts, in English (and original language) of all higher education institutions attended. In the application phase, copies will be sufficient, but official copies must be provided at a later date.
    • Optional: results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • As part of the admission process, applicants should indicate the Skoltech faculty member(s) with whom they wish to pursue doctoral studies. Applicants may review the
      Skoltech faculty profiles before beginning the online application.