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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

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Skoltech is a new Russian graduate research university, founded in partnership with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which holds the world record for the amount of Nobel Prize Winners and top positions in global rankings.

Skoltech integrates the tradition of Russian scientific excellence with the world best practices, combines fundamental science with entrepreneurship and innovation. This approach, supplemented by the international atmosphere, globally renowned professors and scientists from Russia and abroad, perfectly equipped laboratories and close integration to society and industry gives students an opportunity to get the world-class higher education and gain the broad career and business prospects.

What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies a major life milestone:

  • Education: Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can design their own training program by choosing from a variety of courses
  • Science: Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts own research projects
  • Real-life experience: We provide industrial immersion: 8-week internship at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action
  • Entrepreneurship: We supplement your academic training with the business course that provides tips on how to commercialize ideas and research findings
  • Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and other leading international universities.
  • Global environment: students from 40+ countries, professors, and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. We teach in English.
  • Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions and work on your own projects and initiatives.
  • Student package: Skoltech students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUR (around 550 EUR) and health insurance.

Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities in industry, science, and business

  • Science: Landing Ph.D. positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities
  • Industry: Landing specialist positions in various industry sectors, demanding fundamental knowledge of mathematical and theoretical physics
  • Startup: Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants, and investors

Education in Skoltech is free. Students can create their individual learning plan and complement the compulsory set of disciplines by elective courses and projects from any field. Research is an integral part of the studying process.

MSc programs application dates

Open: November 15, 2018

Close: July 16, 2019

PhD programs application dates

Open: November 15, 2018 

Close: July 22, 2019

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