Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology MSc Fellowships, Russia

Publish Date: Apr 08, 2015

Deadline: Jun 01, 2015

In just three years since our founding in October 2011, we have attracted an international student community of nearly 200 innovators, hackathon enthusiasts, technological entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists.

We offer an MIT-designed hands-on experience in brand-new facilities with world-class professors — all in English, just outside of Moscow, with plentiful international exchange opportunities — all leading toward one goal: preparing our students and graduates to impact the world through scientific discovery and technological innovation.

We are a start-up university for a start-up world. We have one of the highest rates of student entrepreneurship of any university in the world.

More than 1/4 of our students have spent or will spend an academic term or year at our primary partner – MIT.

Our students engage in research early and often in their Skoltech careers, and spend their summers in industrial immersion programs in some of the world’s most exciting companies.

Our students hail from over 20 countries and speak more than 30 languages. Browse the Student Prospectus to learn what our students and professors have to say about their experience at Skoltech and our partner universities.

Applications to join our growing community as an MSc student are now being accepted for the following interdisciplinary programs

Admission Requirements

For master’s programs:

an appropriate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university.

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

Applicants should have received training in fields relevant to our programs, including:

  • Computer science, computer engineering, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, informatics, etc.
  • Physics, applied physics
  • Chemistry, chemical engineering
  • Biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, systems biology,
  • Materials science
  • Aerospace science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Petroleum and gas engineering

Students with first degrees in the humanities or social sciences should have significant training in a field related to one of Skoltech’s programs.


All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at Skoltech. A score of79 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS is desired (TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if applicant is a native speaker of English or received a degree from a university in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand). Other English language test scores are not accepted, including TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution. Skoltech’s institutional code for the TOEFL iBT is 2909.

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


Application Deadlines

The application for 2015-2016 admission is now open! Please note that we have two application cycles as well as different deadlines for international and Russian applicants. The timeline is as follows:

  • Early-decision deadline for international applicants: 19 January 2015
  • Early-decision deadline for Russian citizens: 16 February 2015 
    • Successful applicants from the early-decision category will be invited to the second round at one of the following Selection Weekends:
      • 27-29 March
  • Regular-decision (final) deadline for international applicants: 1 June 2015
  • Regular-decision (final) deadline for Russian citizens: 15 June 2015
    • Successful applicants from the regular-decision category will be invited to the second round at on
      • 10-12 July 2015


Fees & Fellowships

Every admitted students receives:

  • an internationally competitive fellowship, including a tuition waiver
  • medical insurance
  • exchange opportunities with international and Russian universities participating in Skoltech initiatives, including MIT
  • the opportunity to contribute to the development of a start-up university

Additional information about the M.Sc. Fellowship is available from the Office of Student Affairs at

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