Master of Science
in Applied Mathematics and Physics
about the program
The program aimed at giving researchers a grounding in mathematics and deep knowledge of mathematical physics, as well as gives the chance to pursue in-depth study of the fundamental models of modern theoretical physics. We put emphasis on students' independent scientific study that encourages their rapid fundamental scientific (and thus career) growth.
  • 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)

This program gives you ability to
  • 01
    Choose your own educational path and study tailored, individual courses depending on the specific area of your scientific study
  • 02
    Gain the skills of a modern researcher and meet the highest professional requirements of leading Russian and international research and educational centers
  • 03
    Continue education and research within the PhD program at Skoltech and leading scientific centers in Russia and abroad
  • 04
    Participate in research projects independently and alongside eminent specialists, teachers, and foreign colleagues
  • 05
    Apply the culture of scientific discussion and ability of carrying scientific research to function in scientific research community or multidisciplinary team
The 2-year program comprises of compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide set of elective courses (depending on the research and professional needs of the student), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industry immersion.

a key component of your studies is independent research work based on world–class laboratories. The following research areas are available for you:
  • Topology
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Representation theory
  • Symplectic geometry
  • Category theory
  • Integrable systems
  • Supersymmetric gauge theories and conformal theories
future career
our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a variety of career opportunities in industry, science, and business
  • science
    Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities.
  • industry
    Landing specialist positions in various industry sectors, demanding fundamental knowledge of mathematical and theoretical physics.
  • 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.

exam sample
exam sample (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
    Relevant bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics.
  • knowledge and skills
    Basics of combinatorics, Elements of group theory, Linear algebra, Topology, Limits of sequences and functions, Derivatives and differentials, Geometry: affine and projective spaces, maps, second-order curves (conics), Complex analysis, Ordinary differential equations, Classical mechanics, Classical electrodynamics. See the details here.
  • 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 professors and research scientists
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
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