Skoltech Scholarship at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private research and academic institute located in the Moscow Region by Skolkovo village. Founded in 2011 with MIT’s collaboration, Skoltech will be responsible for preparing a new generation of researchers and entrepreneurs, expanding the range of scientific knowledge, and stimulating technological innovation with the goal of solving important technological research problems that Russia and the rest of the world may face in the future. The Institute facilitates its own research utilizing the best traditional educational and research practices from Russia and the international sphere. The Institute pays particular attention to innovation and entrepreneurship possibilities through utilization of the top investigative approaches of the 21st century. For more information about Skoltech, click here.

Admission Requirements

For Master’s programs
An appropriate bachelor’s or specialist degree or its equivalent, from an accredited university.

For Doctoral programs
An appropriate master’s or specialist degree or its equivalent, from an accredited university.

As we receive more applications each year from excellent candidates than we have places available, meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not necessarily guarantee admission.

Successful applicants have generally received previous education and training in fields relevant to our programs, including:

  • Computer science, computer engineering, computational mathematics, mathematics & applied mathematics, informatics, etc.
  • Physics, applied physics
  • Chemistry, chemical engineering
  • Biology, molecular biology, bio-engineering, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, systems biology
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Aerospace science and engineering, astrophysics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Petroleum and gas engineering, geophysics, geology, geological engineering

Students whose primary education is in the humanities, business, or social sciences must have significant training in a field related to one of Skoltech’s programs.

English language

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at Skoltech. A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, 450 on the TOEFL ITP or 6 on the IELTS is required. The language certificate should be valid for 2 years after the test date. A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree at a university where the medium of instruction is English. No exceptions are made for this policy and only TOEFL and IELTS scores are accepted. Skoltech’s institutional code for the TOEFL iBT is 2909.

Submission of a General GRE score is not required for the Skoltech application. However, a high score may enhance your application. For further information on the GRE, please visit the ETS website for test locations, dates, and times. Skoltech’s institutional code for the GRE is 1294.

Application Requirements

Skoltech offers an online application​ to make the process quick and simple for potential students. Before beginning the application, we advise that you carefully read the application instructions, requirements, and deadlines for your chosen academic program.

The application includes your CV, two letters of recommendation, and a motivation letter. Submission of either TOEFL or IELTS test results is required by “Selection Weekend.” Applicants who did not get a chance to take any of these official tests will be able to take the TOEFL ITP during “Selection Weekend” at Skoltech.

Application Deadlines

MSc programs application dates

Open: October 1, 2019
Next deadline: July 16, 2020

PhD programs application dates

Open: October 1, 2019
Next deadline: August 2, 2020

For more information, please visit Official Website.

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