Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, Russia: new M.Sc. & Ph.D. programs

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a novel English-language graduate-level university in Moscow is founded in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in October 2011. Skolkovo Tech's mission is to educate coming generations of entrepreneurial scientists and foster technological innovation to address critical challenges facing Russia and the world. Together with MIT professors and its own growing world-class faculty, Skolkovo Tech has developed unique programs that integrate education and research with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Each academic year is kicked-off with an intensive month-long Innovation Workshop for all incoming M.Sc. students.


In May 2012, we admitted an inaugural class of 20 students into pilot M.Sc. programs in Information Science and Technology and Energy Science and Technology. While MIT and Skolkovo Tech continue to build up the M.Sc. programs, this group of pioneering students is spending the first year of the program at MIT, Imperial College London, ETH Zurich, or Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and will return to Russia in June 2013 to complete their studies with our new faculty. A number of courses to be offered at Skolkovo Tech in 2013-2014 will be piloted at MIT this year (all courses at Skolkovo Tech are taught in English).


For our next admissions cycle, we are seeking top students from around the world with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, physical sciences, applied mathematics, and similar fields to join the inaugural class and be part of the first programs that we offer here in Russia.. Our application deadline is January 15, 2013. 

 All admitted students receive a fellowship package that includes a generous monthly stipend and covers the cost of tuition & fees, housing, and some travel


I would be grateful if you could help us to spread information about our program among final-year undergraduate students and recent alumni who may be interested in pursuing a fully-funded M.Sc. program in Moscow. Here is our and a student prospectusoverview presentation


We also have a limited number of in computer science and space science to work with . 

Ph.D. research assistant positionsour new faculty


Only occasionally does the opportunity arise to participate in shaping a new academic institution on the scale of Skolkovo Tech. In this endeavor, we intend not only to attract top students from around the world, but also to engage with international universities in research, discovery, and academic exchange. We look forward to exploring potential areas of collaboration with your institution. 




Bram Caplan


Bram M. Caplan

Director of Student Affairs

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

ul. Novaya, d. 100, Karakorum Building, 7th Floor

Skolkovo, 143025

Russian Federation

Mobile: + 7 (916) 364 9742

Office: +7 (495) 280 1481, ext. 3203


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