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.

Materials Science

Master of Science Program

Skoltech CEST 

The core aspects of the Materials Science program are:

  • Cutting edge research in Materials Science
  • Covers the lack of modern materials science educational programs in Russia
  • Interdisciplinary mix of engineering and natural sciences that is unique among universities in Russia and beyond
  • Industrial immersion
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation component
  • Renowned faculty with international experience and collaborations

Key information

Program starts
September 1
 Application dates  
Modes and duration
Full time:
 2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
 for applicants who pass the selection process

Awarded degree
Master of Science in Materials Science

Field of Science and Technology
22.04.01 Materials Science and Engineering

Language of instruction

The program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate №3539 from April 07, 2021. 
License №2880 from February 05, 2020.

Entry requirements
A Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in physics, chemistry and materials science.

English language requirements
If your education was not conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.



The curriculum of the program provides both a broad and integrated overview of materials science and the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular problem emphasizing either theory or experimentation under the guidance of a research supervisor.

MSc Program Structure


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Learning & Professional outcomes

A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering to identify, formulate and solve complex materials and device problems;
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • Function in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern technological tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.

Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering are in great demand throughout the national and international high-tech market.

Career paths:

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions;
  2. Specialist positions in the directions of engineering, manufacturing and support in various fields (batteries, solar cells, etc.) as well as Skolkovo resident companies and startups.


Program Coordinator
Dmitry Aksyonov Assistant Professor

    Main research areas:

    • Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
    • Materials and devices for optoelectronics
    • Nanomaterials
    • Materials synthesis and characterization
    • Materials modeling

    Academic partners:

    MSU, MIT, MIPT, Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology

    Industrial partners (signed Memorandum of Understanding):
    Systems for Microscopy and Analysis (SMA)

    Industrial partners:
    TEEM, Tagras, Kamaz, Samsung, Bosch

    Summer internships:
    SMA, Nissan, Titan, InEnergy, Spectralaser, Gaspromneft NTC, Los Alamos National Lab, etc.


    Apply now!