August 2, 2020



(Partially Funded)


Skoltech Scholarship in Russia For International Students 2020

The Skoltech Scholarship Russia is offering PhD Degree Scholarships for International Students in Russia.

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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private research and academic institute located in the Moscow Region by Skolkovo village. Founded in 2011 with MIT’s collaboration, Skoltech will be responsible for preparing a 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.

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.
  • Successful applicants have generally received previous education and training in fields relevant to our programs, including:

    • Computer science, computer engineering, computational mathematics, mathematics & applied mathematics, informatics, etc.
    • Physics, applied physics
    • Chemistry, chemical engineering
    • Biology, molecular biology, bio-engineering, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, systems biology
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Aerospace science and engineering, astrophysics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Petroleum and gas engineering, geophysics, geology, geological engineering

    Students whose primary education is in the humanities, business, or social sciences must have significant training in a field related to one of Skoltech’s programs.

  • All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at Skoltech. A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, 450 on the TOEFL ITP or 6 on the IELTS is required. The language certificate should be valid for 2 years after the test date. A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree at a university where the medium of instruction is English.

participants go through an English test (for those who don’t have TOEFL or IELTS certificate)

  • Submission of a General GRE score is not required for the Skoltech application. However, a high score may enhance your application. Skoltech’s institutional code for the GRE is 1294.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • No Application Fee.
  • No tuition fee. The applicants who have successfully passed the admission process and are enrolled at Skoltech do not pay for their studies. The cost is fully covered by the university; for students, education is free of charge.
  • Skoltech aims to provide the maximum financial aid to its students. All admitted PhD students will receive an academic stipend, this can be upwards of 75,000 rubles.

How to Apply

First Step: Application at Skoltech’s online portal
Applications to the Ph.D. program are accepted at this page. As part of the process, applicants must present the following:

  • Online application
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of proficiency in English, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (students may submit an application without this information, but all will be asked to provide it at a later date)
  • Copy of transcripts, in English (and original language) of all higher education institutions attended. In the application phase, copies will be sufficient, but official copies must be provided at a later date.
  • Optional: results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • As part of the admission process, applicants should indicate the Skoltech faculty member(s) with whom they wish to pursue doctoral studies.

Second Step:

Selection Days, participants go through interviews and an English test (for those who don’t have TOEFL or IELTS certificate). Invitations to Selection Days are reserved for those students who submitted the strongest online applications.

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