To be eligible to apply to CDSE PhD program, by the time of enrollment at Skoltech, the PhD candidates should hold or expect an MSc degree (or an equivalent like Specialist degree) from a recognized higher education institution and in the area of study that is relevant to the CDISE research group that the PhD candidate is looking for.
We highly encourage all PhD applicants, firstly, to check the list of open CDISE PhD positions and pay special attention to eligibility criteria.
Find out about the dates of the upcoming PhD selection wave.
CDSE PhD applicants should preliminarily review the CDISE faculty profiles and CDISE research groups and get in touch (via e-mail) with the corresponding faculty members before the submission of the online application. Remember that your prospective research proposal should align with CDISE research directions (see below). Also, you are welcome to check offered open PhD positions from the CDISE faculty.
As part of the process, the PhD candidates must fill the online application and submit the following admission documents:
After PhD applicants pre-screening, the pre-selected PhD candidates are invited to Selection Days, where they undergo a face-to-face interview with CDISE faculty members and take an English test (for those who don’t have TOEFL or IELTS certificate). Invitations to Selection Days are reserved for those PhD candidates who submitted the strongest online applications and have preliminarily reached out to the corresponding CDISE faculty members.
Another essential element of PhD selection to the CDSE program is the submission of research proposals. Writing a suitable research proposal can be very challenging and may take a considerable amount of time and effort. To excel in this process, we encourage you to follow the next steps:
During the interviews, the PhD candidates will be assessed on the following selection criteria:
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