Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by world-renowned scientists in partnership with MIT. 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 in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Skoltech ranks in the top 100 young universities according to the Nature Index. In 2019 Skoltech won the Prix Versailles Campuses Award for its campus architecture.

What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities is its extraordinary environment that will make your graduate 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 elective courses.
  • Science: Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his or her own research project throughout the two years.
  • Real-life experience: We provide industry immersion: 8-week internship at the leading companies of the industry, where students turn their knowledge and skills into real, practical experience.
  • Entrepreneurship: We supplement your academic training with a business course that provides tips 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 organizations.
  • Global environment: students from 40+ countries, professors, and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. The curriculum is designed fully 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 RUB (around 550 EUR) and health insurance

Skoltech offers Master of Science and PhD programs:

Skoltech hosts 25+ research laboratories, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Students participate in research alongside their professors, who are also active researchers. Skoltech students have conducted cutting edge research in Antarctica, win international competitions in robotics, practice genome editing and study cybersports as a science using artificial intelligence. Skoltech also hosts HUAWEI laboratory, where students apply their skills in computer and data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence right on campus.

Skoltech supports its students’ career development, whether they choose to go into science, industry or the startup world. Skoltech students receive job offers from the world’s leading scientific organizations, land top positions in international companies and even establish their own startups. Throughout the year, students develop their leadership skills and grow their portfolio by participating in popular events like Machine Learning Summer School, TEDx, Falling Walls, ScienceSlam and other events hosted by Skoltech.

Last, but not least, the student life at Skoltech is a rich and entertaining experience. Students can join university sport teams, practice their artistic talents in various clubs and run for student government to make a difference in their community

For centuries, Moscow has been known to the world as a bastion of cultural and scientific legends. More than 20 Nobel prize winners have called the Russian capital home, along with a wealth of world famous artists, writers, architects and innovators.

Some of the most popular city attractions include the Moscow Kremlin, the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Metro stations, and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Art lovers will enjoy the Tretyakov Gallery, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and more. And, if you are fond of long walks, you can explore the historic streets like Arbat, Nikolskaya, Tverskaya and more. In Moscow, you will never be bored. There is always something to do!

Skoltech campus is located within a comfortable driving distance from Moscow city center. The train ride starts only from 25 minutes. While the educational curriculum keeps Skoltech students busy throughout the year, they have plenty of free time to explore the city, enjoy its culture, and feel the true welcome spirit of Russia during their time. On holidays, students use the opportunity to travel to other corners of the country