SKOLTECH
GLOBAL
CAMPUS
STEM experience in Russia
for international students
explore your field of interest/
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 with 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!
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
At Skoltech, I worked with a graduate student on an exciting research project studying methods of planning distributed asteroid mining systems. In the months I spent there, I got the opportunity to work in both academic and industry environments. By the end of my internship, both my research abilities and Russian language proficiency had greatly improved.
Rory
Stanford University, 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
Internships
You are going to get a hands-on experience in your field of interest doing an internship at one of our Research labs. Have a look at what our researchers do! When we receive your application we'll negotiate your placement at one of the labs you are most interested in.
tap to see available labs
Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE)
  • Mobile Robotics Lab
  • Tensor Networks and Deep Learning for Application in Data Mining Lab
  • AeroNet Lab
Center for Energy Systems
  • SmartGrid Lab
  • Heat Exchange Lab
  • Electricity Lab
Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials
  • Composite Materials and Structures Lab
  • Additive Manufacturing Lab
  • Information Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Micro- and Nano- Mechanics Lab
  • Mechanical Testing Lab
  • Thermal Spray Lab
Space Center
  • Robotics Lab
Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restauration
  • Neurobiology and Brain Restauration Lab
summer track/
June 3 - July 28, 8 weeks
fall track/
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
Data Science:
Immersion
24 contact hours
Weeks 1-4

Lectures and practical seminars by Skoltech faculty members with internationally acclaimed experiencein the field of Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things and other topics.
Preliminary content-plan (tap to open)
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
Data Science: application.
Areas to sell your competence
Week 4

Pool-specific seminar from experts in different fields about the application of your knowledge and skills within their industry. See your possible career paths and be surprised how much options do you have.
Preliminary content-plan (tap to open)
  • Data Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Data Science in Energy Systems
  • Data Science in Robotics
  • Data Science in Neurobiology
Lab & Research Practice
Week 3-6

You are going to get a hands-on experience in your field of interest doing an internship at one of our Research labs or Innovation Center start-up. The list of available labs is placed above.
Russian Language Course
120 contact hours
Weeks 1-8

We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:
Possible options (tap to open)
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.
Leisure
Weeks 5-8

The cultural program of four events essential to feel and understand the spirit of Russian capital. You will explore Moscow during the sightseen tour, and then visit the heart of Moscow, the Kremlin (with all its museums, showing great history and giving the understanding of Russian culture). You will see Tretyakov art gallery with more than 1300 works of Russian art from the 11th till the early 20th century, beginning from pre-Mongolian icons and mosaics and ending with landscape, portrait and historical painting and masterpieces, including works as "Trinity" by Andrei Rublev and "The Apparition of Christ Before the People" by Alexander Ivanov, the works of the great artists V.I.Surikov, V.V.Vereshchagin, I.E.Repin, V.A.Serov and others. Finally, you will visit the Bunker-42, Cold War Museum in former anti-nuclear bunker, located at a depth of 65 meters under the ground.
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
A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships usually do not cover the full cost of tuition, with the awards ranging between $500‐ $2500. Occasionally full scholarships are awarded for highly qualified applicants. Please indicate that you are interested in a scholarship when applying.
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
Innovation Workshop
Weeks 1-4

Innovation Workshop, originally designed in MIT and implemented by their experts in Skoltech, is aimed at instilling in the students from the very beginning an awareness of how they can commercialize their research in science and technology. IW concept looks like the scenario of a reality TV show: students have to think up an original idea for a tech startup in a team with several other people whom they haven't met before and whose area of expertise is not the same. After a week, they present their project to a team of mentors who include successful entrepreneurs, business angels and industry experts. The learning objectives of this part of IW are teamwork, ability to acquire knowledge that is needed and when necessary, project management skills, not being afraid and believing in themselves.
Ideas to Impact
Weeks 5-12
Traditionally there's a gap between the research done in academic labs and the needs of the industry. The course "Ideas to Impact" is designed to help students develop the ability to find, evaluate, and develop technological ideas into commercially viable product and process concepts, and build those concepts into viable business propositions. The material covered is research and theory-based but the course is practice-oriented with much of the term spent on shaping technology-based opportunities. In the last term, students enrolled in Ideas to Impact course experienced real-life industry innovation challenge, as they got an opportunity to work on a task provided by Philips Lighting, a global market and innovation leader in the lighting solutions. Real immersion and benefit for the students came from the fact that from the beginning of the course they were in contact with scientists.
Lab & Research Practice
Week 3-6

You are going to get a hands-on experience in your field of interest doing an internship at one of our Research labs or Innovation Center start-up. The list of available labs is placed above.
Russian Language Course
120 contact hours
Weeks 1-12

We offer three types of courses adjusted to your level of language proficiency:
Possible options (tap to open)
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.
Leisure
Weeks 5-8

The cultural program of four events essential to feel and understand the spirit of Russian capital. You will explore Moscow during the sightseen tour, and then visit the heart of Moscow, the Kremlin (with all its museums, showing great history and giving the understanding of Russian culture). You will see Tretyakov art gallery with more than 1300 works of Russian art from the 11th till the early 20th century, beginning from pre-Mongolian icons and mosaics and ending with landscape, portrait and historical painting and masterpieces, including works as "Trinity" by Andrei Rublev and "The Apparition of Christ Before the People" by Alexander Ivanov, the works of the great artists V.I.Surikov, V.V.Vereshchagin, I.E.Repin, V.A.Serov and others. Finally, you will visit the Bunker-42, Cold War Museum in former anti-nuclear bunker, located at a depth of 65 meters under the ground.
only workshop pack
  • Participation in all events within the Innovation Workshop
  • 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. No Russian language course and no Leisure activities in this option.
$4550
ONLY IDEAS TO MARKET PACK
  • Participation in the whole Ideas to Impact Course
  • 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
Full innovation immersion
  • Participation in all events within the Innovation Workshop
  • Participation in the whole Ideas to Market Course
  • 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
$7500
A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships usually do not cover the full cost of tuition, with the awards ranging between $500‐ $2500. Occasionally full scholarships are awarded for highly qualified applicants. Please indicate that you are interested in a scholarship when applying.
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
Questions? Read FAQ here...
Application:
to apply for this program,
start with an e-mail request to
global.campus@skoltech.ru
Alexander
Abashkin
Program Director
a.abashkin@skoltech.ru
Maria
Erpek
Program coordinator
m.erpek@skoltech.ru