Russian education is known for its centuries-old history and classical traditions, a strong scientific foundation, and a high level of education. The long-standing experience of a classical education is closely linked here with modern technology, comfortable campuses, and technological laboratories.
Today more than ever it is easier for future foreign students to receive higher education at a Russian university: both on a commercial level and through a state scholarship. State programs for the support and adaptation of future foreign students are constantly developing: scholarship places are allocated annually, and new forms of financing, international aid, and scholarships are created.
In Russia, deep and fundamental knowledge can be obtained in all areas of study, however, above all the country is known for its strong scientific schools in the field of Physics, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. Russia is a recognized leader in the training of mathematicians, physicists, chemists, geologists, engineers, programmers, doctors, and specialists in other areas of natural sciences.
Russia is one of the few countries that offers foreigners the opportunity to study for free. Every year the Russian Government allocates a few thousand government-funded places in Russian higher education institutions for foreign citizens (15,000 places were allocated in 2020).
In addition, certain categories of foreigners, including fellow citizens, will be able to enroll in non-quota government-funded places on an equal footing with Russians.
One more possibility will be to participate in university academic competitions, the winners and medalists of which will get advantages and privileges for admission to leading Russian higher education institutions.
Possibility to study Russian About 260 million people around the world speak Russian and about 10.5 million foreigners constantly study it. Higher education institutions offer different programs for learning Russian: courses, summer schools, and distance studies.
For foreigners within the framework of the preparatory faculty a one-year course of study of the Russian language is provided; for students who have enrolled by quotas (government scholarships), it is free.
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is inviting applications for Skoltech Full Tuition Scholarships for International Students to pursue Master of Science and Ph.D. programs. Domestic as well as International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
Skoltech aims to provide maximum financial aid to its students. All admitted Master’s and Ph.D. students will receive an academic stipend as well as full tuition, housing, and medical insurance.
About University: The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private research and academic institute located in the Moscow Region, the village of Skolkovo. Founded in 2011 with MIT’s collaboration, Skoltech will be responsible for preparing the new generation of researchers and entrepreneurs, expanding the range of scientific knowledge, and stimulating technological innovation with the goal of solving important technological research problems that Russia and the rest of the world may face in the future.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MSc and Ph.D. programs.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the following subjects:
Master of Science Programs:
- Energy Systems
- Data Science
- Computational Science and Engineering
- Statistical Learning Theory
- Photonics and Quantum Materials
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Computational and Data Science and Engineering
- Engineering Systems
- Petroleum Engineering
Scholarship Benefits: Stipends and Benefits:
- Significant stipends are available, which depend on students’ academic standing, starting at 40.000 RUR per month at MSc programs.
- Free medical insurance.
- A variety of academic mobility programs.
- Currently, all admitted students receive a fellowship that covers the cost of education.
- Skoltech aims to provide the maximum financial aid to its students. All admitted Master’s and PhD students will receive an academic stipend as well as full tuition, housing, and medical insurance. The standard stipend is 40,000 rubles for Master’s students. For graduate students, this can be upwards of 45,000 rubles. Any further funding will be decided on a case by case basis by the admissions committee.
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
an appropriate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized University
an appropriate master’s degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized University
Who can apply?
Applications are open to domestic and international students. Applicants must be in their final year of their undergraduate studies or hold a higher education degree (Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Specialist degree) in one of the following areas of study: mathematics, technical science, applied science, physics, chemistry, biology, or related areas. Additionally, you must have a record of success in your studies as well as knowledge of English.
Skoltech focuses on acquiring the highest levels of talent and applicants must meet at least the minimum requirements. Those who hold a degree in humanities or social sciences must have extended knowledge in one of the five areas of study offered by Skoltech.
As Skoltech receives many more applications each year from excellent candidates than we have placements available, meeting the minimum admissions requirement does not necessarily guarantee admission.
Eligible Nationalities: Domestic, as well as International students, are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
Application Procedure: 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.
The application includes CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. 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.
Deadline: Application deadlines for MSc and Ph.D. programs are:
MSc program: July 16, 2022
Ph.D. Program: August 10, 2022