The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Introduction

Application deadline for Master programs: July 16, 2018

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) – a new Russian graduate research university. Skoltech is founded in partnership with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which holds the world record for the amount of Nobel Prize Winners and top positions in global universities rankings.

Skoltech integrates the tradition of Russian scientific excellence with the best practices from all over the world.It combines fundamental science with entrepreneurship and innovation. This approach, supplemented by the international atmosphere, globally renowned professors and scientists from Russia and abroad, perfectly equipped laboratories and close integration to society and industry give students an opportunity to get a world-class higher education and gain the broad career and business prospects.

The enrollment for 2018 programs is now open! Skoltech offers 10 MSc and Ph.D. programs:

  • Advanced and Digital Engineering Technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Energy Systems
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photonics and Quantum Materials
  • Space and Engineering Systems

What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies a major life milestone:

  • Education: Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can design their own training program by choosing from a variety of courses
  • Science: Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts own research projects
  • Real-life experience: We provide industrial immersion: 8-week internship at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action
  • Entrepreneurship: We supplement your academic training with the business course that provides tips on how to commercialize ideas and research findings
  • Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and other leading international universities.
  • Global environment: students from 40+ countries, professors, and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. We teach in English.
  • Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions and work on your own projects and initiatives.
  • Student package: Skoltech students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUR (around 550 EUR) and health insurance.

Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities in industry, science, and business

  • Science: Landing Ph.D. 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, partners, consultants, and investors

Education in Skoltech is free. Students can create their individual learning plan and complement the compulsory set of disciplines by elective courses and projects from any field. Research is an integral part of the studying process.

Brendan Wilcox, Canada: “I chose Skoltech because I wanted a challenge. In my case, it was a decision, which sent me to the other side of the planet. I still can’t believe that I’m waking up in Moscow every morning, and attending one of the most promising universities in the world”

Aliya Khayrulina, Russia: “I always wanted to invent. Skoltech is the place where you just have to create and make you most insane engineering ideas come true”

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc

Master of Science in Advanced and Digital Engineering Technologies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The program is established with a focus on development and implementation of new simulation-driven design and manufacturing paradigms for the development of advanced materials, structures, and engineering systems with enhanced lifecycle, mechanical and physical characteristics demanded in high-tech industries. [+]

The program is established with a focus on development and implementation of new simulation-driven design and manufacturing paradigms for the development of advanced materials, structures, and engineering systems with enhanced lifecycle, mechanical and physical characteristics demanded in high-tech industries. The program is created to prepare the next generation of researchers, engineers, and practitioners to assume a role of technical leadership in research and innovation of high-tech sector.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: Jul 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia ... [-]

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields. [+]

Biotechnology and bioinformatics are among the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of modern science. Make the leap into the future and join Skoltech's Biotechnology program to become a sought-after professional capable of dealing with challenging tasks and developing groundbreaking solutions in biomedicine, genetics, pharmaceuticals and other fields.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our MSc students:

Gain advanced knowledge and skills in molecular biology, gene engineering, pharmacology, bioinformatics, and neuroscience Master the field's cutting-edge methods, technologies and tools and learn to use them in practice Apply a multidisciplinary approach drawing from mathematics, statistics, probability theory and other sciences to address the pressing tasks of biotechnology Acquire hands-on experience in preparing and conducting experiments and analyzing and interpreting their results Gain international research experience working for diverse teams and labs worldwide (MIT, Washington University, Tel Aviv University, University of Santiago, etc.) Choose from a multitude of fields and career paths ranging from research labs to multinational biomedical companies Program Structure: ... [-]

Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The CSE program combines the study of high-level engineering (high-performance computing, cutting-edge modelling software) with the in-depth teaching of computational science foundations. Our graduates will gain a combination of deep knowledge of scientific computing and hands-on engineering skills (software, algorithms, tools, etc.) [+]

The CSE program combines the study of high-level engineering (high-performance computing, cutting-edge modelling software) with the in-depth teaching of computational science foundations. Our graduates will gain a combination of deep knowledge of scientific computing and hands-on engineering skills (software, algorithms, tools, etc.)

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

A successful graduate of the program will know:

Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of Computational Science & Engineering Main methodological aspects of both scientific research and application development in Computational Science and Engineering State of the art techniques of scientific computing, including parallel programming and High-Performance Computing (HPC) ... [-]

Master of Science in Energy Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The future of the global power industry is inconceivable without modern IT solutions in energy system design and control. We combine in-depth IT training (computation, modeling, data analysis) and thorough study of basic engineering approaches to cultivating future industry leaders. [+]

The future of the global power industry is inconceivable without modern IT solutions in energy system design and control. We combine in-depth IT training (computation, modeling, data analysis) and thorough study of basic engineering approaches to cultivating future industry leaders.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our students:

gain full visibility into the energy sector, its structure, systems, equipment, potential challenges, issues, and solutions get a comprehensive insight into computational and information technologies, data science, and machine learning and are able to use their knowledge in dealing with applied tasks acquire knowledge and skills for conducting research in the area of day-to-day control and planning of electricity, gas, heat, bulk power supply, and distribution systems develop new mathematical and computational methods or adapt existing methods to solve real-world engineering and networking problems learn to formulate or model real-world problems using the language of modern theoretical engineering, solve them using the techniques from applied statistics, physics and mathematics, convex optimization, optimal control and related areas gain broad research experience working with diverse teams and doing an internship with the industry's leading companies and labs (increasing the chances of a good job offer) Program Structure: ... [-]

Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science, ready to develop new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, and other areas. Our practical approach gives our graduates the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for success in electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors. [+]

Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science, ready to develop new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, and other areas. Our practical approach gives our graduates the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for success in electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our program provides a broad and integrated overview of materials science and in-depth study of particular problems of the industry. Our graduates will get all the necessary knowledge and skills to:... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

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. [+]

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.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

This program gives you the ability to:

Choose your own educational path and study tailored, individual courses depending on the specific area of your scientific study Participate in research projects independently and alongside eminent specialists, teachers, and foreign colleagues Gain the skills of a modern researcher and meet the highest professional requirements of leading Russian and international research and educational centers Apply the culture of scientific discussion and ability to carry scientific research to function in scientific research community or multidisciplinary team Continue education and research within the Ph.D. program at Skoltech and leading scientific centers in Russia and abroad Program Structure: ... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science - Data Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Data scientists are going to be among the most demanded specialists on the hi-tech market. Our program is created to meet this demand and to equip the most talented young scientists with deep knowledge in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, industrial data analytics, natural language processing, and other important areas of modern data science. [+]

Data scientists are going to be among the most demanded specialists on the hi-tech market. Our program is created to meet this demand and to equip the most talented young scientists with deep knowledge in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, industrial data analytics, natural language processing, and other important areas of modern data science.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

A successful graduate of the program will know:

Mathematical and algorithmic foundations of Data Science Main methodological aspects of both, scientific research and application development in Data Science State of the art techniques of machine learning and related areas ... [-]

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

We train a new generation of scientists and engineers capable of dealing with the key challenges of the oil and gas sector, and creating innovative solutions for enhanced oil recovery from the existing sources and development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves. The program combines high-level engineering training with the teaching of mathematical modeling and data analysis and gaining field experience through research and industry projects. [+]

We train a new generation of scientists and engineers capable of dealing with the key challenges of the oil and gas sector, and creating innovative solutions for enhanced oil recovery from the existing sources and development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves. The program combines high-level engineering training with the teaching of mathematical modeling and data analysis and gaining field experience through research and industry projects.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

The program aims to teach its students to effectively address complex challenges of hydrocarbon recovery:... [-]


Master of Science in Photonics and Quantum Materials

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photonics, biophotonics, and nanoelectronics – our students will be prepared to apply fundamental science and engineering approaches to higher-level research and industrial tasks. [+]

Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photonics, biophotonics, and nanoelectronics – our students will be prepared to apply fundamental science and engineering approaches to higher-level research and industrial tasks.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

The Key features of the Photonics and Quantum Materials program are:

Organized in joint network-form with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute for Spectroscopy RAS and Institute of Solid State Physics RAS Develops broad knowledge of fundamental areas of Applied Physics and advanced theoretical knowledge and experimental training in a sub‐discipline Covers main topics in contemporary optics and condensed matter physics Gives the experience of application of acquired knowledge and skills to state of the art science and industry problems as individuals or as a part of the team Provides strong interdisciplinary collaboration in different fields, spanning physics, material sciences, mathematics biophysics, and chemistry Provides general insight into scientific work and ability to use top-end equipment, organize and successfully complete a research project Program Structure: ... [-]

Master of Science in Space and Engineering Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

This program combines a study of the general principles of complex engineering system construction with participation in satellite, drone and robotic systems-building projects. We teach students to find creative solutions to the biggest challenges of space and robotics industries. [+]

This program combines a study of the general principles of complex engineering system construction with participation in satellite, drone and robotic systems-building projects.We teach students to find creative solutions to the biggest challenges of space and robotics industries.

Modes and duration: 2 years (full-time) Application deadline: July 16, 2018 Tuition fees: no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process Language: English Location: Moscow, Russia

Our graduates will possess fundamental knowledge in the field of system design and practical skills in the creation of complex systems. They will be able to:

explain a holistic view of space missions and systems exploit space data for services/applications, such as navigation, EO, TLC conceive, design, implement and operate space systems, with an emphasis on space sensors, payloads, and onboard systems conduct new observations and measurements from space advance capabilities for manned space exploration build a career or create a startup in the field of space and robotics industry Program Structure: ... [-]

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