FAQ:
How to apply to the program?
Please send us an e-mail at global.campus@skoltech.ru (or a.abashkin@skoltech.ru or m.erpek@skoltech.ru), we will send you the application form to fill out and answer your questions.
I see a lot of overseas studies program options.
What makes Global Campus different?
We provide a unique opportunity to study Russian, pass an internship in the field of your interest in the most contemporary Russian university in its unique labs equipped with the world class facilities and at the same time explore the new country, new culture.
How and when do I enroll in the program?
Please check summer program dates here and fall program dates here. The first step is to send us an e-mail at global.campus@skoltech.ru (or a.abashkin@skoltech.ru or m.erpek@skoltech.ru), we will send you the application form to fill out and answer your questions. We will provide you the contract with the payment details and the invitation letter to apply for the visa.
How do I pay for the program?
You will provide us your bank information, after that we will send you the contract with the payment details and the invoice with which you will make the payment through your bank. We do not accept checks, cash or travel checks.
What is the deadline to apply?
Summer program – May, 10
Fall program – August, 9
Do I need to have any knowledge of Russian?
No. We are providing courses of Russian for the beginners.
Do I need a visa to participate in this program?
Yes. We will provide you the invitation letter with which you will apply for the visa in one of the Russian Consulates in the States.
What kind of weather should I expect?
Summer – the weather in Russian is unstable, on summer it is usually warm, might be chilly and rainy (around 15F), might be sunny and very hot (around 86F). The average temperature is around 72 F.

Fall – at the beginning you will catch fabulous Indian summer (50-70F), also the weather may be rainy and windy. Then the temperature will go down and it might even snow on November (20-50F).
Where are your faculty members from?
All professors who teach at Skoltech have an experience teaching not only in the best Russian but also famous American and European universities such as Princeton University, MIT, University of Cambridge, North Dakota State University, the University of California, the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, the University of Arizona, the New Mexico State University and Purdue University, University of Delaware, Columbia University, the University of Virginia,the University of York, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Clay Mathematics Institute at the University of Chicago, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Utah, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Westminster College, the University of Western Australia, the University of California at Berkeley, Mahidol University, the Ivy League College William & Mary in Williambsurg, Aerospace Medicine at Aachen University, Durham University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Southampton, Politecnico di Milano, University of Leicester, Physics University of Potsdam, Humboldt University, University of Barcelona, University of Toronto, University of Potsdam, the Paul Sabatier University, Goteborg University, University of Warsaw, ITAMP, University of British Columbia, Oakland University, University of Strathclyde, etc.

You can check our professors profiles here.
How safe is Moscow?
Moscow is a big city. And it is as safe and unsafe as any other big city, be it New York, Paris or London. The main recommendation that we usually give at our orientation sessions is just to be reasonable. Night life is really great in Moscow and there is no reason to miss it - just be careful and reasonable. It is better to travel around in groups and share cabs with each other. Never sit in the cab if there is someone else but the driver, avoid crowds, and avoid groups of drunk teenagers.
What is Skolkovo?
On Sept. 28, 2010, then-President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law "On the Skolkovo Innovation Center," giving rise to the project's managing entity, the not-for-profit Skolkovo Foundation.

Charged with providing the catalyst for the diversification of the Russian economy, the Skolkovo Foundation's overarching goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, engendering a startup culture and encouraging venture capitalism.

The Skolkovo Foundation identified five key areas of potential growth: energy efficiency, strategic computer technologies, biomedicine, nuclear technologies and space technologies.

To achieve this the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of companies and startups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering over 1,000), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Thirty of the world's most successful corporations, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, Samsung etc. have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents, having signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.

Dozens of innovative projects developed by Skolkovo startups have found success in international markets, in particular, equipment for the dynamic modeling of oil and gas fields, next-generation screen displays and laser systems for soft-tissue surgery.

Surveys have showed that Skolkovo startups are three times more likely to attract investment than non-members.
Are there any international students at Skoltech?
There are more than 20% of international students studying at Skoltech. They represent up to 40 countries.
What is the average cost of living in Moscow? Expenses chart.
Taking into account constantly increasing dollar rate life in Moscow might seem not expensive. Below please find a list of the things that you will possibly need while you are in Moscow and the average prices.

COMMUNICATION

  • Mail a postcard/letter home (Airmail) …… Less than 100
  • A very simple model of cell-phone 950-1600
The most popular operators and their cheapest rates:

Beeline

  • 300 rubles inculdes: 300 mins of phone calls, 100 sms, Internet 2Gb a month
  • 500 rubles inculdes: 550 mins of phone calls, 300 sms, Internet 5Gb a month
Megafon
  • 300 rubles inculdes: 300 mins of phone calls, 200 sms, Internet 2Gb a month
  • 500 rubles inculdes: 550 mins of phone calls, 400 sms, Internet 5Gb a month
MTS
  • 300 rubles inculdes: 250 mins of phone calls, 250 sms, Internet 2Gb a month
  • 500 rubles inculdes: 400 mins of phone calls, 400 sms, Internet 10Gb a month

TRAVEL

Metro/Bus passes
  • 1 ride 55, 2 rides 110, 20 rides 720, 40 rides 1440, 60 rides 1700
  • 1 ride with Troyka card 36
  • Train to St. Petersburg (single, roundtrip) 1000-5000
  • Near Moscow train ticket 100-300 (depends on distance)

CULTURE/ENTERTAINMENT
  • Museum admission as an individual 200-1500
  • Concert admission 200-5000
  • Theater admission 200-5000
  • Movie admission 200-1000
  • Night club entrance fee 200-2000 (but mostly free)
  • Athletic facility fee 300-1000
  • Newspaper 50-100
  • Magazine 100-300

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Laundry detergent 300
  • Dry cleaning 200-1000
  • Sweater 1000-4000
  • Shoes 2000-10000
  • Umbrella 500-1500
  • Raincoat 2000-4000
  • Contact lens solution 500-600
  • Package of 5 razors 400
  • Feminine products 300
  • Haircut 500-3000
  • AA battery 50
  • Printing of digital photos 20 per 1 photo
  • 500 mb flash card 400-1000

MEALS
  • Dinner, inexpensive 400-600
  • Dinner, expensive 2000...unlimited
  • Lunch at the Academy 150-350
  • Sandwich at cafe 100-200
  • Сup of coffee 50-300
  • Snacks between meals 70
  • Bottle of water/soda 50
How to get to the campus and Moscow downtown?
There are plenty of buses going to/from the campus from/to Moscow every 5-10 mins. Please check the schedule here.
How far is the dormitory from campus, how to get from the dormitory to the campus, what are the living conditions in the dormitory?
Address: Zapadnaya Ulitsa, 40, Novoivanovskoye, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia

Travel time: 25-40 min. (depending on traffic)

Description: a three-story building reserved by Skoltech for Skoltech students only. Nearby you will find (just in the next building): food market, shopping mall, pharmacy, bus stops.

Accommodation conditions: 2-3 persons in a room. Each room has 2-3 beds, 2-3 side tables, 2-3 chairs, closet and a desk. The building is equipped with plastic windows which will protect you from the noise from the street. Each floor has a shared kitchen with an electric stove top, 2 fridges, 2 microwave ovens and 2 teapots. All the rooms will be swept and mopped regularly by staff with change of bed linen once a week.

Wi-Fi: 300 RUB/month for 1 device

Administrative costs for registration: 1,000 RUB for each registration case (every new entry to Russia)

The nearest bus stop: "Nemchinovka-1" (just under the pedestrian bridge). Public transport: 819K (from Slavyansliy Boulevard to "Usad'ba"). You can also use taxi-Apps (Yandex, Uber, Gett). If you share the ride with 3 other persons, the price would be almost same as if you take the bus.
What are campus facilities?
There is a gym equipped with basic facilities, at the Cohort place where students hang out on their free time you can find table tennis and aero hockey, in the students kitchen there is foosball as well. There are cafes and a cafeteria. There are also kitchens where you can heat your own food.