Apply for MSc Programs 2020

MSc programs 2020-2021 application dates:
Open: October 1, 2019 
Close: July 16, 2020

Education Program Selection Deadline Online testing
Space and Engineering Systems 29/02/2020 – 01/03/2020 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 – 04/02/2020
Theoretical Physics 29/02/2020 – 01/03/2020 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 – 04/02/2020
Photonics and Quantum Materials 29/02/2020 – 01/03/2020 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 – 04/02/2020
Life Sciences 29/02/2020 – 01/03/2020 02/02/2020 03/02/2020 – 04/02/2020
Materials Science 11/04/2020 – 12/04/2020 15/03/2020 16/03/2020 – 17/03/2020
Petroleum Engineering 11/04/2020 – 12/04/2020 15/03/2020 16/03/2020 – 17/03/2020
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies 11/04/2020 – 12/04/2020 15/03/2020 16/03/2020 – 17/03/2020
Mathematical Physics 16/05/2020 – 17/05/2020 19/04/2020 20/04/2020 – 21/04/2020
Energy Systems 16/05/2020 – 17/05/2020 19/04/2020 20/04/2020 – 21/04/2020

You can apply here.

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

Awarded degree MSc Program
Mathematics and Computer Science Data Science
Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering
Applied Mathematics and Physics Photonics and Quantum Materials
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
Biotechnology Life Sciences
Information Systems and Technologies Space and Engineering Systems
Energy Systems
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies 
Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science
Information Technology and Engineering Information Science and Technology

 Application to Skoltech consists of three stages:

Stage 1. Application at Skoltech’s online portal

Application dates for MSc programs for 2020-2021 academic year:
Open: October 1, 2019 
Close: July 16, 2020

The application includes an online form, your CV, a motivation letter, 2 reference letters and, if available, the English test results (TOEFL or IELTS, the certificate should be valid).

Stage 2. Online Testing

All applicants must take an online test. The better you pass it, the more chances you will have to get to the next step.

Please check the 2018 campaign samples here.

For more information, please check 2017 samples:
You can check Biotechnology admission exam sample test1 test2
You can check Space and Engineering Systems exam sample: sample_test

Stage 3. Selection Days

Every year, Master of Science applicants from across Russia and around the world converge at 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 and an English test. The Selection Days are 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 passed the test successfully and submitted the strongest online applications.
In order to get more accurate evaluation and selection,  an additional on-site testing will be required for some applicants, upon educational program admission committee’s request. The applicants will be notified additionally.



The Skoltech MSc and PhD programs provide a 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.
  • A wide range of courses; an 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, a 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. A culture of supporting student startups.
  • “Student package”: significant stipends and free medical insurance.

Apply at Skoltech’s online application portal.