Master of Science
in Information Technology and Engineering
about the program
In the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and Next Generation Wireless Technologies (5G, 6G) have been increasingly conquering the minds of researchers and engineers. Now it is one of the most promising fields of the Industry 4.0 with the market value of more than $100 bln and stable annual growth.

Skoltech (TOP-100 Young Universities 2019 Nature Index) MSc program in the Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies is truly multidisciplinary and highly vocational. In addition to the lecture-based study, the program includes summer industrial placement and lab classes. Our faculty is actively involved in research, while students benefit from their expert knowledge and the university's cutting-edge research facilities.
  • Mode, duration
    2 years (full-time)
  • Language
  • Fees
    Full tuition coverage
  • Pending deadline
    Apply for the competitive selection by May 29, 2023
  • Benefits
    Monthly scholarship (up to 55000 rub/month), relocation & accommodation, private medical insurance (in accordance with Skoltech policies)
why earn your Master's at Skoltech?
  • research-based teaching
    All Skoltech faculty and research staff are engaged in internationally recognized scientific research across a wide range of topics. We incorporate findings from this research into teaching.
  • facilities
    The campus is equipped with the latest facilities for teaching and research, including 5G OpenRAN lab and 5G Skolkovo test zone.
  • industrial & cutting-edge experience
    The majority of students' projects are developed in collaboration with industry partners. Top students are granted internships for academic mobility (up to 6 months). Moreover, all courses are taught in English.
  • career
    Program graduates work in the private and public sector in telecommunications, software engineering, IT departments of industrial companies of various sectors (banking, medicine, agriculture, etc.). Alternative option is undertaking the research degree (PhD).
a successful graduate of the program will be capable of
  • 01
    becoming a developer of next-gen wireless communication solutions, such as 5G and beyond
  • 02
    develop IoT real applications and IoT-based products from scratch
  • 03
    devise solutions for industrial cases (production, healthcare, agriculture, etc.) using wireless and IoT
2 years of master's studies are equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. They are awarded for the courses taken, but also for research work, disciplines in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an internship in the industry.

a key component of your studies is independent research work based on world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
  • Next generation communications (5G/6G)
  • Information theory for deep learning
  • Machine learning in communications
  • Signal processing for communications
  • 6G enabling technologies and edge intelligence
  • Industrial IoT and industrial data processing
  • Sensing and actuation in environmental/industrial/biomedical applications
  • Post-quantum (code-based) cryptography
every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts more than 40 world-class laboratories, and students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests.
future career
our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science and business
  • industry
    Program graduates work in the private and public sector in telecommunications, software engineering, IT departments of industrial companies, etc.
  • science
    PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research bodies
  • startup
    Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, consultants and investors
applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. Most of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage of the selection is conducted offline at the Skoltech campus
Prepare your portfolio (in English):
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Diploma or transcript from the university
  • Certificates and awards
submit your application
Upload your materials into the SIA application system (
online testing
Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified via email about the specific date and time of your test.

sample online test
sample written exam (NEW)
final stage
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.
you will be enrolled in Skoltech based on the results of all competitive selection procedures
entry requirements
knowledge, skills and education background for successful enrollment into the program
  • education
    Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Mathematics.
  • knowledge and skills
    - Math: Calculus, Differential equations, Linear algebra, Probability theory and mathematical statistics, Discrete mathematics
    - Programming: C/C++, MATLAB, Python
  • english language
    If your education has not been conducted in English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
enjoy courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers
We are now accepting applications for 2023 Fall start. Apply below.
Contact us
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387

address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard,
Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation
Room E-R3-2026
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