October 1, 2019
August 2, 2020
PhD First Selection Round:
May 25 – 27, 2020
The dead-line for the applications submission for the First Selection Round:
April 19, 2020
PhD Second Selection Round:
September 7 – 9, 2020
The dead-line for the applications submission for the Second Selection Round:
August 2, 2020
For doctoral programs
an appropriate master’s or specialist degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university.
As we receive more applications each year from excellent candidates than we have places available, meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not necessarily guarantee admission.
Successful applicants have generally received previous education and training in fields relevant to our program
All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at Skoltech. A score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, 450 on the TOEFL ITP or 6 on the IELTS is desired. The language certificate should be valid – it is valid for 2 years after the test is passed. TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if applicant received a university English-language degree. No exceptions are made to this policy and only TOEFL and IELTS scores are accepted. 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, a high score may enhance your application. For further information on the GRE, please visit the ETS website for test locations, dates, and times. Skoltech’s institutional code for the GRE is 1294.
The Skoltech offers an online application to make the process quick and simple for potential students. Before beginning the application, we advise that you carefully read the application instructions, requirements, and deadlines for your chosen academic program.
CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and motivation letter. Submission of either TOEFL or IELTS test results is required by “Selection Weekend”. Applicants who did not get a chance to take any of these official tests will be able to take the TOEFL ITP during “Selection Weekend” at Skoltech.
To be eligible for the Ph.D. program, by the time of enrollment at Skoltech, applicants should hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent (specialist degree) from a recognized institution of higher education and in a relevant area of study.
Stage 1. Application at Skoltech’s online portal
As part of the admission process, applicants should indicate the Skoltech faculty member(s) with whom they wish to pursue doctoral studies. Applicants may review the Skoltech faculty profiles before beginning the online application on the web-page of each PhD Program and get in touch (via e-mail) with the faculty member.
Stage 2. Selection Days