SkoItech MSc and PhD Scholarships for International students in Russia  

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level MasterPH.D
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 2371
  • Funding Type Fully FundedPartially Funded

Opportunity Description

Do you want to study for your master’s (MSc) or PhD in a foreign country? Are you interested in getting a scholarship and pursuing your education in Russia? If yes, Apply to the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Applications are now open for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) master and PhD programs. Skoltech is a private graduate research institute in Moscow, Russia, established in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). By studying at Skoltech, you will experience an extremely vibrant and open environment and enjoy courses with great freedom and guidance from world-leading scientists and professors. Therefore, if you want to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree at Skoltech, apply for this opportunity.

Details of Skoltech Scholarship program

Application deadlines:

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  • For MSc programs: 15 July 2024
  • For Ph.D. programs: 5 July 2024

Host institution: Skoltech

Levels of study: master and doctoral

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Benefits of scholarship

The university provides maximum funding aid for their students;

  • Coverage of full tuition fees
  • The institute provides substantial stipends depending upon the candidates’ academic standing that starts at 40,000 RUR/month for the MSc program and 75,000 rubles for PhD students.
  • Free medical insurance
  • Diverse academic engagement programs

Fields of study:

Master programs:

  • Advanced Computational Science
  • Data Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Photonics and Quantum Materials
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • Photonics and Quantum Materials
  • Space and Engineering Systems
  • Space and engineering sciences
  • Engineering systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Materials Science
  • Internet of Things & Wireless Technologies

PhD Programs:

  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Computational and Data Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Systems
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Agrobiotechnologies and Engineering

Location: Russia

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, prospective applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • For MSc programs, hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree, specialist degree or any other corresponding degree from a recognized university.
  • For Ph.D. programs, hold a relevant master’s degree, specialist degree, or any other corresponding degree from a reputable university.
  • As the institute receives lots of applications from outstanding students and its selection process is highly competitive, fulfilling the minimum criteria does not necessarily mean admission.

Students having obtained education or training in the following fields have generally succeeded in applying to Skoltech.

  • 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

Language requirement:

  • Since the language of instruction at the institute is English, applicants must meet the language proficiency requirement by presenting a TOEFL or IELTS Score.
  • Acceptable TOEFL score: TOEFL IBT 80, 450 TOEFL ITP or 6 on IELTS. Applicants’ scores should be valid for two years and those with a degree from an English-speaking institution are exempted from this criteria.
  • Submitting GRE is not mandatory, however, it will strengthen your application and chance of success.

Note: Applicants who do not have a proof of English proficiency may take the TOEFL ITP during  a Selection Weekend at Skoltech.

How to apply?

Application is conducted online and applicants are encouraged to read the application requirements and instructions before applying.

Apply now

Application documents

It must include the following:

  • Online application form (linked above in apply now)
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (only for master students)
  • Evidence of proficiency score in English, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (students may first apply without test scores, but all should provide it at a later date “selection weekend”)
  • Copy of transcripts, in English (and original language) of all higher education institutions completed. In the application phase, copies will be enough, but official copies must be presented at a later stage.
  • Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)- Optional
  • As part of the admission process, candidates should name the Skoltech faculty member(s) with whom they would like to conduct doctoral studies. Applicants may review the Skoltech faculty profiles prior to beginning the online application on the web-page of each PhD Program and connect with the faculty member (via e-mail) that only applies to PhD candidates).

For more information about the program, institute, and application guide, you are advised to refer to Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) website

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