Skoltech PhD Program Scholarship 2024, Skoltech, Russia

ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program, Russia

Skoltech PhD Program Scholarship: Skoltech is now accepting applications for its PhD programs for the 2024/2025 academic year. This scholarship offers a unique multidisciplinary educational experience with no tuition fees, significant stipends, and free medical insurance. Applications are open until July 5, 2024.

Summary Table

Study AreaSlots Available
Mathematics and Mechanics10
Materials Science and Engineering16
Life Sciences24
Computational and Data Science and Engineering30
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 offer a vibrant international environment with courses and supervision by world-renowned scientists and engineers. The programs are conducted in English and provide a wide range of courses with individual study plans that combine both fundamental and applied profiles. Students have opportunities for international exchange and to participate in research and academic mobility programs at leading global universities.


To be eligible for the PhD program, applicants must:

  • Hold an M.Sc. degree or equivalent from a recognized institution in a relevant area of study.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS). Applicants may initially apply without this, but it must be provided later.

Required Documents

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Research proposal
  6. Copy of transcripts (in English and original language)
  7. Optional: GRE results
  8. Indication of preferred Skoltech faculty member(s)

How to Apply

  1. Stage 1: Complete the online application on Skoltech’s portal.
    • Submit all required documents.
  2. Stage 2: Participate in Selection Days.
    • Selected applicants will undergo interviews and an English test (if no TOEFL/IELTS scores are submitted).

Last Date

The deadline for applications is July 5, 2024.

Legalization and Recognition Procedures

Foreign diplomas must undergo legalization and recognition procedures per Russian legislation. This includes obtaining notarized translations and possibly further steps depending on the country of issuance. Detailed information on these procedures is provided by the National Information Center.

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