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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Skoltech

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Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by a group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 10 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills.  The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements. In just 8 years, we united dozens of researchers and globally renowned professors, built a stunning campus, set up world-class labs and made it to the top 100 young universities in the Nature Index.

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 curriculum by choosing from a variety of courses
  • Science: Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his or her own research as a final Master's project
  • Real-life experience: Students participate in an 8-week internship at the leading companies in the industry, where students turn their knowledge and skills into practical
  • Entrepreneurship: We supplement your academic training with business courses that provide guidance on how to commercialize ideas and research findings
  • Academic 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.
  • Diversity: students from 40+ countries, professors, and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. We teach in English.
  • Student 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 MSc students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUR (around 550 EUR) and health insurance. PhD students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 75,000 RUR (around 1000 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 top 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 at Skoltech is free. Students can design 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.

To learn about this year's application deadlines and requirements, please visit our website.

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