PhD Scholarship Program at Skoltech, Russia

ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program, Russia
PhD Scholarship Program at Skoltech: Skoltech is offering a comprehensive PhD scholarship program for the 2024/2025 academic year. This program includes multiple PhD programs across various disciplines, providing an exceptional opportunity for students to pursue advanced research with world-renowned scientists and engineers. The program is designed to foster socio-economic development through scientific discovery and technological innovation, offering significant stipends, free medical insurance, and international exchange opportunities.

Summary Table

ProgramNumber of Students
Mathematics and Mechanics10
Materials Science and Engineering16
Life Sciences24
Computational and Data Science30
Petroleum Engineering9
Engineering Systems11
AgroBioTechnologies and Engineering6

Study Area

  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Computational and Data Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Systems
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • AgroBiotechnologies and Engineering

Scholarship Description

The Skoltech PhD programs provide a multidisciplinary educational experience in state-of-the-art facilities. The programs are delivered in English and offer a broad interdisciplinary curriculum. Students can choose between fundamental and applied profiles, participate in international exchanges, and gain research experience in leading global universities. Skoltech supports student startups and integrates research, education, and innovation.


To be eligible for the PhD program, applicants must:

  • Hold an M.Sc. degree or equivalent (specialist degree) from a recognized institution.
  • Have a relevant area of study.

Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Research proposal
  • Transcripts (in English and original language) of all higher education institutions attended
  • Optional: GRE results

How to Apply

The application process consists of two stages:

Stage 1: Application at Skoltech’s online portal

Applicants must complete the online application and submit the required documents. They should also indicate the Skoltech faculty member(s) they wish to pursue doctoral studies with.

Stage 2: Selection Days

Invited applicants will undergo interviews and an English test (if necessary).

Last Date

Applications for the PhD programs are accepted until July 5, 2024.

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