Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics

The CSE program combines the study of high-level engineering (high-performance computing, cutting-edge modeling software) with in-depth teaching of computational science foundations. Our graduates will gain a combination of deep knowledge of scientific computing and practically applicable engineering skills (software, algorithms, tools, etc.)
Modes and duration:
2 years (full-time)
Application deadline:
June 16, 2017
Tuition fees:
no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process
A successful graduate of the program will know:
Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of Computational Science & Engineering
Main methodological aspects of both, scientific research and application development in Computational Science and Engineering
State of the art techniques of scientific computing including parallel programming and High-Performance Computing (HPC)
...and will be able to:
Identify, formalize, and solve outstanding computational problems in real-world applications
Apply relevant software tools, computer languages, data models, and computational environments for modelling and visualization
Understand and formulate new models of complex systems arising in natural and social sciences and engineering
Contribute in the development of the next-generation scientific computing software competitive with or superior than the existing examples of software in critical and emerging application fields (such as oil and gas, material design, Big Data, aerospace, and pharma).
What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities
is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies
a major life milestone:
Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can design their own training program by choosing from a variety of courses
Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts own research projects
Real-life experience
We provide industrial immersion: 8-week internship at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action
We supplement your academic training with the business course that provides tips on how to commercialize ideas
and research findings
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.
Global environment: students from 40+ countries, professors and researchers from internationaly renowned labs and universities. We teach 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 RUR (around 550 EUR) and health insurance.
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities
in industry, science and business
Landing specialist positions such as Computational Scientist or Engineer in various industry sectors (Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Large-Scale Engineering Design)
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, consultants and investors
The program has a renowned faculty with international experience
and broad network of collaborations:
Program Director
Maxim Fedorov

Professor, Director of Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering
Program Coordinator
Maxim Panov
Research Scientist,
Program coordinator
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Program Structure:
The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, wide set of elective courses (depending on research and professional needs of the student), entrepreneurship and innovation component, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

Compulsory and Recommended elective courses (36 credits)

Compulsory courses:
Scientific Computing
Numerical Linear Algebra
Computational Science and Engineering I: Modelling and Simulation
Computational Science and Engineering II: Discretization

Recommended Electives:
Introduction to Data Science
Structural Analysis and Design
Optimization Methods
Computational Chemistry and Materials Modeling
Introduction to IoT
Machine Learning
Signal and Image Processing
Dynamic Systems and Control
Uncertainty Quantification
Stochastic Modeling and Computations
Geostatistics and Reservoir Simulation
Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Materials Selection in Design
Thermal Fluid Science
Computational Science and Engineering III: Fast and Efficient Solvers
Advanced Reservoir Simulation with High Performance Computing
Survey of Materials
Advanced PLM techniques I: Digital Design and Optimization
Advanced PLM techniques II: Digital Manufacturing and Model Validation

Elective Courses (24 credits)
See at the Skoltech Course Catalogue >>

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 credits)
Innovation Workshop
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Intellectual Property and Technological Innovation

Research and MSс thesis project (36 credits)

Industrial Immersion (12 credits)
Academic Partners:
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
  • State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
  • National research center "Kurchatov Institute"
Industrial Partners:
  • Gazpromneft
  • Renova
  • RusAgro
  • Airbus
  • Datadvance
  • TsAGI
  • Schlumberger
Entry requirements:
Knowledge and skills:
Calculus, Ordinary and partial differential equations, Linear Algebra, General Physics, Programming skills
Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Mechanics, Material Science, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics
English language:
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Applications are accepted till June 16, 2018 inclusive.
The admission and enrolment process includes several steps:
Prepare all documents and submit your application by filling in the form on Skoltech's web site
Online selection
Take an online test of [here will be the list of disciplines]. The higher your scores, the higher your chances of moving on to the next step
Final selection
The final round takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an English exam on site or present a valid TOEFL certificate, and pass an interview
Based on the results of each applicant's overall performance, we will make a list of students to be enrolled free of charge
Now that you know everything about
Computational Science and Technology MSc Program,
you can proceed to the application
Click on the button below to fill in the application form. Applications are accepted till June16, 2018 inclusive