Master of Science
in Information Technology and Engineering
about the program
Over the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and next generation wireless technologies (5G, 6G) have captured 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, ranked among the TOP-100 Young Universities 2019 by Nature Index Program in the Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies, which 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 deeply 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
  • 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.
The campus boasts state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including the 5G OpenRAN lab and the 5G Skolkovo test zone.
Cutting-edge industrial & technology experience
The majority of student projects are performed in collaboration with industry partners. The best students are entitled to academic mobility internships of up to 6 months. Moreover, all the courses are taught in English.
Program graduates work in the private and public sectors in telecommunications, software engineering, IT departments of industrial companies, banking, medicine, agriculture, etc. As an alternative, graduates can embark on PhD.
a successful graduate of the program will be capable of
becoming a developer of next-gen wireless communication solutions, such as 5G and beyond
developing IoT real applications and IoT-based products from scratch
devising 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 at world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
  • Advanced wireless technology perspective studies for 5GA/6G
  • Information theory for deep learning
  • Machine learning in communications
  • Signal processing for communications
  • 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 over 40 world-class laboratories. 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.
Program graduates work in the private and public sectors in telecommunications software engineering, IT departments of industrial companies, etc.
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
Applications for competitive selection can be submitted online. The bigger part of the selection process is conducted online, and only the final stage takes place 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
Rubmit 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 date and time of your test.

sample online test
sample written exam (NEW)
Final stage
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). 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 educational background sufficient for successful enrollment
Bachelor's Degree in Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or 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.
Tips on exam
Below is a list of literature for preparation:

  • M. Spivak. Calculus (1994)
  • S. Lang. A first course in calculus (1986)

Computer science
  • R. Graham, D. Knuth, O. Patashnik. Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition) (1994)

Linear algebra
  • S. Lang. Linear Algebra (1987)
  • Sh. Axler. Linear Algebra Done Right (2015)

  • W. Feller, An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications (3rd Edition) (1968)
  • H. Tijms. Understanding Probability (2007)
  • Sh. Ross. A first course in probability (2019)

  • J. Proakis, M. Salehi. Digital Communications (5th Edition) (2007)

  • D. Ritchie, B. Kernighan. The C Programming Language (2nd Edition) (1988)
enjoy courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers
The application period for Skoltech Master's programs for 2023 is now closed. To apply for the 2024 start, check back in autumn or subscribe below to receive a notification.
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