SKOLTECH
GLOBAL
CAMPUS
STEM experience in Russia
for international students
explore your field of choice/
gain an in-depth insight into your industry/
earn a practical experience for your career and CV/
explore Russia/
learn the Russian language and culture
...through a STEM internship in Moscow.
immersion
Get a deep immersion into your profession at the most dynamic science and technologty institute of Russia. Meet globally renowned professors from top universities of the world, gathered together on Skoltech campus
science
Gain a hands-on experience in labs by the best-in-class equipment, or intern at a hi-tech startup of Skolkovo, largest Russian innovation center
language
Complete a full year university course of the Russian language in 8 weeks (courses will be adjusted to your level of proficiency, even if you've never studied Russian before). Practice your language skills with native Russians
fun
Explore vibrant Moscow life, enjoy ancient and contemporary monuments, try local cuisine, visit museums and concerts, make new friends and useful contacts. Have fun!
The internship in Russia was truly incredible. We saw many interesting and beautiful sites around Moscow, and classes were serious and productive. My instructor was very knowledgable and experienced teaching Russian, and we made great progress. My time in Moscow was more positive and more productive than I even hoped for, and has not only prepared me for high level work in my field, but has also given me a more nuanced and global outlook.
Jillian Burgie Costello
Stanford University
I owe my success to my participation in the program. The program in Moscow enabled me to develop useful skills, such as the ability to communicate with people from different cultures, to work in diverse teams, and, of course to understand, speak, read, and write in Russian. My time in Russia with this program also helped me to see the world from a unique perspective.
Grant
Previously BYU student, currently JD Candidate at Harvard Law School.
Internship at Skoltech provided a great chance for me to continue to learn how to use robots in real life, as well as what some potential applications are. It was also a great chance to do some research and to get some real-world, hands-on experience.
Alex
MIT, Intern at Skoltech in 2018
Leisure:
world-class restaurants and cafes of any cuisine and any price level, active nightlife, sport
Culture:
theatres, art galleries, exhibitions
Architecture:
Kremlin, churches, mansions. Art-Nouveau, constructivism, modernism, etc.
People:
diverse community of international residents
Faculty:
world-class faculty ready to share with you the most up-to-date information in the field of your research interests
Labs:
40 labs, equipped by the best-in-class equipment that you will be using in your internship
Innovation:
strong emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, startup initiatives from interns are also welcome
Cohort:
strict and even rigorous selection of currently enrolled full-time students guarantees you the smartest and strongest surrounding
4 reasons to study Russian
Russian is spoken by 166 million people in the world
knowledge of Russian will help you to communicate not only with Russians, but the majority of population of such countries as Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, etc
knowing Russian will allow you to read great works by Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, Chekhov and Nabokov in the original language
knowledge of a foreign language (Russian in our case) will help you find a better job in your country or globally. Many IT firms will appreciate your ability to understand Russian hackers' lingo :)
Tracks, curriculum, cost
each track includes the Russian language course and the extensive cultural and leisure program.
choose the most suitable option:
summer campus/
June 3 - July 28, 8 weeks
fall campus/
September 2 - November 28, 12 weeks
Summer track gives you the immersion into different segments of chosen area of study, teaches the most advanced technics, observes different industries for application of your knowledge and provides deep practice. Below you will find a preliminary version of the curriculum, it is subject to slight changes
1. Data Science: Immersion (24 contact hours)
(Weeks 1-4)
1.Machine learning and Data analysis courses
  • What is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?
  • Machine Learning technology
  • Brief technical introduction into Machine Learning
  • Technical introduction into Machine Learning
  • Predictive analytics
  • Deep Learning
  • Big Data and AI in Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons
2. Blockchain courses
  • What is blockchain?
  • Blockchain technology
  • Brief technical introduction into blockchain
  • Technical introduction into blockchain
  • Mathematical basis of blockchain
3. Internet of things courses
  • What is Internet of Things?
  • Internet of Things for Managers
  • Technical introduction to Internet of Things
4. Other courses
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Machine Learning in Medicine
  • Mathematical optimization with Python for engineers
2. Data Science: application. Areas to sell your competence
(Week 4)
  • Data Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Data Science in Energy Systems
  • Data Science in Robotics
  • Data Science in Neurobiology
3. Lab & Research Practice
(Week 3-6)
Internship at a Skoltech research lab or Innovation Center start-up. The choice is discussed in advance, on the basis of the applicant's resume and Skype-interviews with the lab's management.
4. Russian Language Course (120 contact hours)
(Week 1-8)
We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:

Option 1. Russian for beginners
This introductory course is meant to develop functional competence in four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It will give students a basic knowledge of Russian grammar and communication skills, and will enable them to take part in simple conversations. By the end of this class, students are able to:
  • Understand simple conversations about daily routines, family, school, work, announcements, etc.
  • Explain their needs and interests and hold simple conversations
  • Read and understand articles on familiar topics and brief texts
  • Write simple compositions about daily life, family, school, and work, postcards and short letters

Option 2. Intermediate Russian

This course is intended for the students who are continuing to learn Russian and want to increase their proficiency level significantly. It provides focused instruction to help students expand their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Russian. Classes focus on developing everyday Russian conversational skills that are appropriate in casual and business situations. It aims to:
  • Increase students' linguistic confidence by giving them an opportunity to talk on a variety of subjects;
  • Improve their knowledge and use of proper grammar by emphasizing some of the most common problems that intermediate speakers face;
  • Enhance their understanding of contemporary Russian language through a study of everyday news.

Option 3. Advanced Russian

This course is aimed at developing students' communication skills, including advanced reading and writing skills. By capitalizing on the Russian language environment, students can make considerable progress in their speaking and writing abilities. Students work to develop more sophisticated syntax and grammar. Learning materials correspond to the students' proficiency level and include texts from such areas as current affairs, culture, business as well as technical texts. The course concentrates on discussing topics especially relevant for concrete students' needs. By the end of this class students will be able to communicate on a wide variety of subjects with native speakers.
5. Leisure
(Week 1-8)
The cultural program of four events: sightseeing tour of Moscow, Kremlin and Kremlin museums, Tretyakov art gallery, Bunker-42, Cold War Museum
STANDARD FEE
  • Data Science Immersion and Application courses
  • Lab Internship
  • Russian Language course
  • 4 Leisure activities
  • Accommodation (dormitory)
  • Visa support
  • Transfer from the Moscow airport to the campus
  • 24/7 support from Skoltech Office
Not included: Air fare, living expenses, visa fee to Russian Consulate
$4950
Fall track is focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, and the core element of it is the Innovation Workshop - intensive course with the full immersion into innovation environment. Below you will find a preliminary version of the curriculum, it is subject to slight changes
1. Innovation Workshop (160 contact hours)
(Week 1-4)
You have seven days to think up an original idea for a tech startup. You are put in a team with several other people whom you haven't met before and whose area of expertise is not the same as yours. After a week, you will present your project to a team of mentors who include successful entrepreneurs, business angels and industry experts – and they won't be merciful.
2. Data Science: Immersion (24 contact hours)
(Week 5-8)
1.Machine learning and Data analysis
  • What is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?
  • Machine Learning technology
  • Brief technical introduction into Machine Learning
  • Technical introduction into Machine Learning
  • Predictive analytics
  • Deep Learning
  • Big Data and AI in Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons
2. Blockchain
  • What is blockchain?
  • Blockchain technology
  • Brief technical introduction into blockchain
  • Technical introduction into blockchain
  • Mathematical basis of blockchain
3. Internet of things
  • What is Internet of Things?
  • Internet of Things for Managers
  • Technical introduction to Internet of Things
4. Other
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Machine Learning in Medicine
  • Mathematical optimization with Python for engineers
3. Data Science: application. Areas to sell your competence
(Week 8)
  • Data Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Data Science in Energy Systems
  • Data Science in Robotics
  • Data Science in Neurobiology
4. Lab & Research Practice
(Week 7-12)
Internship at a Skoltech research lab or Innovation Center start-up. The choice is discussed in advance, on the basis of the applicant's resume and Skype-interviews with the lab's management.
5. Russian Language Course (120 contact hours)
(Week 5-12)
We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:

Option 1. Russian for beginners
This introductory course is meant to develop functional competence in four basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It will give students a basic knowledge of Russian grammar and communication skills, and will enable them to take part in simple conversations. By the end of this class, students are able to:
  • Understand simple conversations about daily routines, family, school, work, announcements, etc.
  • Explain their needs and interests and hold simple conversations
  • Read and understand articles on familiar topics and brief texts
  • Write simple compositions about daily life, family, school, and work, postcards and short letters

Option 2. Intermediate Russian

This course is intended for the students who are continuing to learn Russian and want to increase their proficiency level significantly. It provides focused instruction to help students expand their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Russian. Classes focus on developing everyday Russian conversational skills that are appropriate in casual and business situations. It aims to:
  • Increase students' linguistic confidence by giving them an opportunity to talk on a variety of subjects;
  • Improve their knowledge and use of proper grammar by emphasizing some of the most common problems that intermediate speakers face;
  • Enhance their understanding of contemporary Russian language through a study of everyday news.

Option 3. Advanced Russian

This course is aimed at developing students' communication skills, including advanced reading and writing skills. By capitalizing on the Russian language environment, students can make considerable progress in their speaking and writing abilities. Students work to develop more sophisticated syntax and grammar. Learning materials correspond to the students' proficiency level and include texts from such areas as current affairs, culture, business as well as technical texts. The course concentrates on discussing topics especially relevant for concrete students' needs. By the end of this class students will be able to communicate on a wide variety of subjects with native speakers.
6. Leisure
(Week 5-12)
The cultural program of four events: sightseeing tour of Moscow, Kremlin and Kremlin museums, Tretyakov art gallery, Bunker-42, Cold War Museum
STANDARD FEE
  • Data Science Immersion and Application courses
  • Lab Internship
  • Russian Language course
  • 4 Leisure activities
  • Accommodation (dormitory)
  • Visa support
  • Transfer from the Moscow airport to the campus
  • 24/7 support from Skoltech Office
Not included: Air fare, living expenses, visa fee to Russian Consulate
$4950
Lecturers
Associate Professor
Dmitry Dylov
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Grigory Kabatyansky
Professor, Advisor to the President for Science
Dmitry Koroteev
Assistant Professor
Research Scientist
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Leading Research Scientist
Application:
to apply for this program,
start with an e-mail request to
email@email.ru
Alexander
Abashkin
Program Director
a.abashkin@skoltech.ru
Maria
Erpek
Program coordinator
m.erpek@skoltech.ru