Skoltech is an international research-focused graduate university founded by a team of world-renowned professors in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technology disciplines. Students receive extensive and rigorous theoretical and hands-on training, design their own research projects, take internships, and gain entrepreneurial skills. A fully English-speaking university, Skoltech has a faculty of active researchers with international accreditation and achievements.
  • Master's program
    2 years (full-time). Certified diploma
  • Details
    monthly scholarship (up to 55000 rub/month), relocation & accommodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)
  • Upcoming deadline
    the third wave deadline is July 15
  • Language of instruction
    English
  • Application
    the application period for Skoltech master's programs is now open
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Education
Courses
Students complete a minimum of required courses and then build their own curriculum by choosing from over 200 electives in various disciplines.
Research
Students conduct research at Skoltech's advanced research laboratories and use their findings in their final master's thesis.
Industrial immersion and internships
In the summer between the 1st and 2nd years of study, students take an 8-week internship at leading corporations and research centers.
Entrepreneurship
Each program includes training in commercialization, intellectual property law and business along with project work.
Academic mobility
30 to 40% of Skoltech students participate in exchange programs to study and do research at the world's top universities.
  • Full immersion in an international environment: continuous communication in English during classes, laboratory work and student events. The Skoltech student body is a multinational community from over 40 countries.
  • Strong student background: Skoltech's competitive admissions process guarantees that students will study in an intelligent and motivated environment.
Faculty
All faculty members have decades of active research experience from top global universities: MIT, Cambridge University, University of
Gothenburg, ITAMP, the University of British Columbia,
École Polytechnique de Montréal and more.
Career
  • Industry
    Corporate career in top hi-tech companies.
  • Research
    Research career in the leading scientific organisations around the world: international laboratories, research insitutes and top global universities.
  • Startup
    Start your own business in hi-tech sectors. Skoltech is part of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, ecosystem with over 2000 startups and a community of experts, mentors and investors willing to support students.
Research / Labs
Every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts more than 25 world-class laboratories. Students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests.
Campus / Atmosphere
Designed by the world-famous Herzog & de Meuron architectural bureau, the Skoltech campus is one of world's unique university buildings boasting state-of-the-art facilities. Our campus is a new way to look at space where people study, do research, witness discoveries, and change the world.
Students from over 40 countries study on campus. Cultural diversity and a multinational environment create a vibrant lifestyle. Skoltech offers a conducive atmosphere for meeting like-minded people, launching social initiatives and engaging in club activities.
  • I chose to study at Skoltech because it allowed me to receive a world-class education, while also experiencing life in a foreign country. Nowhere else could I live out my dream of living abroad in a cosmopolitan city like Moscow while studying at a top university. Skoltech encourages collaboration and team projects and teaches its students to make an impact; this means that you learn how to create something that people can use.
    Charles Belina
    New York University (USA) → Skoltech, Materials Science
  • I decided to pursue my Master's at Skoltech when I found out how this newly established institute is sending positive ripples through the international scientific community. The experienced faculty and advanced research facilities available in Skoltech are very appealing for every engineering student. The environment at Skoltech is extremely friendly and motivating, and it is easy for international students to adjust to life in Moscow.
    Shreya Santra
    International Space University (France) → Skoltech, Space Systems
  • Being part of the Skoltech community is a great experience, which reviews cannot truly describe. In terms of innovative and challenging education, Skoltech is the best option, making you think outside of your comfort zone, and face real life problems in research and industry.
    Alexandros Adamis
    University of Athens (Greece) → Skoltech, Space Systems
  • Minds, hearts and hands! Skoltech helps you rediscover true learning: it is experiential and engages your mind in every sense, including the heart and hands. It is a transformative experience and I loved every part of the journey.
    Adeniyi Adebayo
    Kazan Federal University (Russia) → Skoltech, Petroleum Engineering
FAQ
Admissions
You can start your application right now by following the steps below:
1
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your application.
2
Submit your application
Upload your portfolio and submit your application.
3
Online testing
Take an online test. You will be notified by email about the date and time of your test.
4
In-person interviews
The final selection takes place in Moscow. You have to pass an English exam on site or present valid proof of English proficiency, and take an in-person interview and entrepreneurship challenge. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance). For non-Muscovites, Skoltech offers accommodation in its dorms for the selection weekend.
Application
The application period for Skoltech master's programs is now open. The third wave deadline is July 15. To apply, press the button below.
Contact us
e-mail: admissions@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard,
Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
Room E-R3-2026
We are more than happy to meet visitors Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. Please arrange a visit 48 hours in advance by contacting admissions@skoltech.ru