Skoltech Fellowship for International Applicants in Russia

  • Master, Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • Always Active

For every admitted M.Sc. student, Skoltech will provide an internationally competitive fellowship, including a tuition waiver, subsidized housing, an assistantship, and medical insurance.

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech will educate coming generations of researchers and entrepreneurs, advance scientific knowledge, and foster technological innovation to address critical issues facing Russia and the world in the new century. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
Skoltech is dedicated to supporting a new age of scientific achievement in Russia that will also benefit the region and the world. Our academic structure is interdisciplinary, allowing research teams to work together to apply science and technology to fundamental problems of human need, social advancement, and economic development.

Skoltech is an institution with a global reach and an international community of faculty, students, and staff. We encourage top science and engineering students from all over the world to consider applying to Skoltech. About 15-20% of Skoltech students are non-Russian citizens, a number that is expected to increase as Skoltech grows to capacity of about 500 M.Sc. students and 700 Ph.D. students.

The Office of Student Affairs at Skoltech serves all incoming and currently enrolled international students. The Office provides assistance with:

Obtaining and maintaining a Russian student visa, Disbursement of fellowship benefits, including stipends, housing, and medical insurance Activities to promote integration into the Skoltech community

Located just a few hundred meters from the official border of Moscow, Skoltech offers close access to a major metropolitan area, including a vibrant start-up community, world-class theater and ballet, historical sites, and extensive green spaces.


For every admitted M.Sc. student, Skoltech will provide an internationally competitive fellowship.

Admission Requirements

For master’s programs - an appropriate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university.

For doctoral programs - an appropriate master’s degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university.


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Education at Skoltech is free for all admitted students. In addition, Skoltech students receive: significant stipends, which depend on students’ academic standing; housing allowance; free medical insurance.

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