The Skoltech MSc admission process consists of a series of steps (see How to Apply):
Below we will provide you with some essential information about the ideal candidate profile as well as tips from CDISE faculty on how to successfully pass the MSc selection specifically to MSc Data Science and MSc Information Science and Technology.
An academic CV (Curriculum Vitae) or resume is an essential document that shortly summarizes your experience and expertise and serves as your visit card. Remember that the English version is required for the admission process!
We have prepared a detailed guide with DOs and DON’Ts of writing a resume to apply to Skoltech MSc programs (English).
A motivation letter (or personal statement) is a crucial admission element that answers the questions WHY you particularly need a specific MSc program to pursue your academic and professional goals. Remember to:
Check this handy guide by Skoltech admission experts on how to write a motivation letter (English).
Also, hear out from Skoltech faculty members, Skoltech Head of Student Outreach and Recruitment Office, and Skoltech Vice-President for Development on how to compose a motivation letter for an MSc program application (Russian):
Two recommendation letters written by your thesis supervisors, team supervisors, and other relevant people are there to:
Remember that each recommendation letter should:
Find our step-by-step guide prepared by Skoltech admission experts on how to request recommendation letters (English).
Also, check the article from Associate Professor Evgeny Burnaev, an internationally recognized expert in Machine Learning and leader of the ADASE research group, on 7 steps for a great recommendation letter (in Russian).
The goal of the Online Math examination is to assess BASIC math abilities of MSc applicants to DS and IST programs in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and probability (see examples). This test is an obligatory admission element before the MSc applicant screening process.
To help you out, Skoltech students and admission experts have prepared a survival guide with tips on how to prepare and successfully take the online test.
During the interview with CDISE faculty and researchers, you are expected to:
The goal of the Onsite Math examination is to assess ADVANCED math abilities of MSc applicants to DS and IST programs in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and probability. The math exams typically include several problems on topics studied in standard undergraduate mathematical courses (see example). Below we list them along with examples of well-known textbooks:
Ordinary differential equations
Read more about tips on how to enter Skoltech on Postnauka (Russian).