Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.
Masters program:
2 years (full-time). Certified diploma
competitive selection application period for 2022 is closed
Free tuition, health insurance, migration support
Language of instruction:
Students complete a minimum of required courses and then build their own curriculum competing by choosing from 200+ electives in various disciplines.
Students conduct real research with full access to Skoltech's advanced research laboratories. This reseach can also make up their final master's thesis.
Industry immersion and internships
In the summer between 1st and 2nd years of study, students gain practical experience in an 8-week long internship at leading corporate and research organisations.
Each program includes courses about commercialising projects, intellectual property law and business skills to prepare Skoltech graduates in their ventures and careers.
Academic mobility
30-40% of all Skoltech students get the opportunity to study abroad and complete research in the laboratories of the world's top universities: MIT, Harvard, University of Calgary, National University of Singapore and others.
Full immersion in an international environment: continuous communication in english during class, laboratory work and student events. The Skoltech student body is a multinational community from more than 40 countries.
Strong student background: Skoltech's competitive admissions process guarantees that students will study in an intelligent and motivated environment.
Corporate career in the leading companies of hi-tech industry.
Research career in the leading scientific organisations around the world: international laboratories, research insitutes and top global universities.
Start your own business in the hi-tech industry. Skoltech is part of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, an ecosystem which hosts more than 2000 startups and a community of experts, mentors and investors who are happy 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
The Skoltech campus was created by a world-renowned architecture agency Herzog & de Meuron. Currently, it is one of the most unique university buildings in the world. The building is a new way to look at space where people study, do research, witness discoveries and change the world.
The campus hosts students from more than 40 countries. The diverse community of cultures and mentalities guarantees a vibrant and active lifestyle. Skoltech's atmosphere allows students to find like-minded people for social initiatives and clubs.
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
Where is Skoltech located?
Skoltech is located just outside of Moscow on the campus of Skolkovo Innovation Centre. You can easily reach our campus via train (15 minutes from downtown Moscow) and via buses from the nearest metro stations.

Our address is Bolshoy blvd., blg 30/1
What diploma will I receive?
Skoltech has official accreditation and each program is licensed to issue licensed diplomas. Skoltech graduates receive two types of diplomas: a government-issued one (confirming the training they received and graduate-level qualification) and an official Skoltech diploma (Master of Science degree) with a European format (diploma supplement).
How much is the tuition?
Applicants who successfully pass the admissions process and current Skoltech students do not pay tuition. Its costs are fully covered by the university.
What documents do I need to apply?
Applications can be submitted online. You can get started today and continue uploading other materials through the deadline. You will need to collect and submit the following documents:
- Resume or CV (in English)
- Copy of your diploma or a note from your university confirming you are in your final year of studies
- Motivation letter
- Two letters of recommendations
- Optional: your achievements, additional certifications, etc.
I already have a Master's degree. Can I still apply?
Yes, of course!
Do you have Social Studies programs?
Skoltech is technological university, so students receive minimal training in social subjects. That said, Skoltech admissions committee does not evaluate applicants based on their formal training (if you received your bachelor's degree in social sciences, for instance) - it only matters if you actually know the subjects required by the program.
Is there an online degree?
No, Skoltech curriculum is in-person and full time only. Masters programs are 2 years long.
Can I visit you?
To visit Skoltech, we recommend following our calendar of events and participating in them. We also host several Open Doors days where you can see the classrooms and visit laboratories which are usually closed to visitors.

If you would like to talk to the admissions team, please make an appointment at least 2 days prior to your planned day of visit. Send us an email at and make sure you receive a confirmation letter.
You can begin preparing your application as soon as now! Here are the steps:
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your application materials.
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
Online testing
Every candidate must take an online profile test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
In-person interviews
The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass the English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency, pass 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). In case you're not from Moscow, we can accommodate you in the Skoltech dorms for the selection weekend period.
The application period for Skoltech Master's programs for 2022 is now closed. To apply for the 2023 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification.
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387
address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation, Room E-R3-2030

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