The slogan of ITMO’s 2023 admissions campaign is With ITMO. Here, students can freely pitch their ideas, create teams, and work on projects – all with the support of their alma mater. While some of our students are developing software for systems promoting health and wellness of their fellow students and university staff at the Be ITMO hackathon, others are creating and launching their own startups at ITMO Accelerator.
“This slogan symbolizes academic freedom and an individual learning approach on the one hand but also responsibility for your choice on the other. At the same time, ITMO’s mission here is to provide our students with an environment where they can make their ideas happen and receive the so-needed support,” comments Alexey Itin, the executive secretary of the Admissions Office.
Current ITMO students are among the employees of the Admissions Office, making it possible for applicants to learn first-hand about studies and life at the university.
Bachelor’s programs. This year, students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree can choose from a list of 25 programs in 6 subject areas, namely IT, physics, life sciences, engineering, economics and innovation, and interdisciplinary studies.
Among this year’s innovations are the subject area Physics in the program Theoretical and Experimental Physics, as well as Frontend and Mobile App Development (in Russian) – a fast-track online program by ITMO and Yandex.Practicum for students with secondary vocational or higher education.
In total, ITMO offers 1,325 tuition-free positions to prospective Bachelor’s students. You can learn more about subject areas and available programs here.
As Bachelor’s programs at ITMO are predominantly delivered in Russian, international students are encouraged to take part in the Foundation Program before joining the university’s Bachelor’s programs.
Master’s programs. Prospective Master’s students can expect an even wider selection: 78 programs in 36 subject areas (including programming, AI, information security, robotics, physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, ecology, energy, engineering sciences, economics and innovation, and humanities).
This year, 17 new programs, including 6 online ones, will be available for applicants. In addition, the university opened two programs – Systems Analysis and Control and Photonics and Spintronics – that will offer applicants an opportunity to enroll into PhD programs without exams. There are 2,789 tuition-free positions for potential Master’s students, making it the largest intake of scholarship students in the country. You can find more info about Master’s programs here.
PhD programs. Those interested in pursuing a career in science can enjoy a list of 54 specializations in 17 subject areas, including natural, technical, agricultural, and social sciences, as well as humanities. Aside from tuition-free positions (291), prospective students can also apply for fee-based ones. The information on the cost of studies and number of positions in each subject area is available here.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted:
- at the Admissions Office on Kronverksky Pr. 49;
- via the personal page on the admissions website;
- via the Gosuslugi portal (for prospective Bachelor’s students only).
Bachelor’s programs. Applications to tuition-free positions in Bachelor’s degree programs close on July 10 for those who are applying based on the results of their entrance exams and on July 22 for those applying based on their Unified State Exam (USE) score or student competitions. The application deadline for fee-based positions is August 19 for those applying based on the results of their entrance exams and August 25 for students applying on the basis of their USE score.
Master’s programs. The application deadlines for Master’s programs are set on August 4 (tuition-free positions) and August 25 (fee-based positions). The final day of entrance exams for all programs is August 2. Prospective students who want to study tuition-free can take advantage of ITMO’s Portfolio contest (application period: June 10 - July 24), in addition to other enrollment opportunities available for international students. Some programs offer applicants a chance to take a single exam to compete in a contest for several programs at once.
PhD programs. Admissions to the PhD programs close on August 7.
Staying up to date
To stay informed on the 2023 admissions campaign at ITMO, visit the official admissions website and subscribe to the following pages: Bachelor’s admissions (VK and Telegram), Master’s admissions (VK and Telegram), as well as ITMO’s official Telegram channel in Russian and our international VK and Telegram pages.