Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Independent Study Period


Independent Study Period serves Skoltech’s mission to raise the next generation of science, technology and innovation leaders, offering students a world of opportunities beyond their main educational field, making their learning truly interdisciplinary and enhancing a sense of Skoltech community.


ISP is a special period of the Winter Term (Year 1).

ISP encourages all members of the Skoltech community (students, faculty, staff, visiting faculty/staff/experts, etc.) to create and participate in a wide variety of short non-credit courses and projects aimed at sharing an expertise or interest with others, including ones not necessarily related to their day-to-day Skoltech roles.

ISP is compulsory activity for MSc-1 students.


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ISP Requirements for MSc-1 students