Education

Skoltech mission is to educate students in integrated science, technology and innovation based Master’s and PhD programs, empowering a new “Skolkovo generation” with the skills, knowledge and competence to enable them to bridge the gap between fundamental science and innovation, to become transformative members of society, and to make economic and social impact in the Russian Federation and around the world.

Skoltech serves as a new model in the Russian higher education sector, building solidly upon and unifying “scientific knowledge” with “useful knowledge”. This approach will prepare graduates to innovate by bringing together the scientific and technical fundamentals necessary for innovation.

The university is an international community for students and faculty where all education is in English. Students can also increase their international experience through Skoltech’s network of partner universities around the world. Easing student mobility, the education is aligned with the European Higher Education Area created by the Bologna process. The aim is that Skoltech graduates will excel in the international and intercultural working environments of the global market.


Mathematical and Theoretical Physics / Master of Science Program

The key tenets of our Mathematical and Theoretical Physics educational program are compulsory scientific seminars (including student seminars) and a strong scientific community.
Students study tailored, individual courses approved by their supervisors, who determine the range of selected courses depending on the specific area of the student’s scientific study. We put emphasis on students’ independent scientific study that encourages their rapid fundamental scientific (and thus career) growth. This has been proven by the extensive experience of our colleagues from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Independent University of Moscow, and the program’s main partner – the Faculty of Mathematics at the Higher School of Economics. Our program produces students and graduate students with internationally recognized, top-level qualifications.

Key information

Program starts
September 2019

Modes and duration

Full time: 2 years

Tuition fees

No tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process

Application dates

Open: November 15, 2018

Awarded degree

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics

Language of instruction

English


Mathematics and Mechanics / PhD Program / Key information

Program starts
November 2019

Modes and duration

Full time: 4 years

Tuition fees

No tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process

PhD programs 2019-2020 application dates:
Open: November 15, 2018
Close: July 22, 2019

PhD First Selection Round: June 3 – 5, 2019
The dead-line for the applications submission for the First Selection Round: April 21, 2019

PhD Second Selection Round: September 2019
The dead-line for the applications submission for the Second Selection Round: July 22, 2019

Language of instruction
English

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.