In this ITMO.NEWS article, you will find the latest information on the studying process, research, as well as useful sources to keep yourself updated.

For how long will we study remotely?

ITMO University will conduct classes using e-learning and distance learning technologies from November 13, 2020 to February 6, 2021.

Do I need to submit an application for distance learning?

No, you don’t.

How will the online educational process be conducted?

The educational process will be carried out with the use of e-learning and distance learning technologies, including online courses, video conferencing platforms, online tests, lab projects, etc.

Who should I contact if I have any questions related to the educational process?

If you have any questions about your studies, please contact the Student Services Office via email (, phone (+7 (812) 607-04-74), or in person. The business hours of the office remain unchanged. You can also follow the latest news on the Office’s Telegram channel.

The academic staff can contact the Faculty Support Office via email ( or phone (+7 (812) 607-02-50). More information about the Office can be found in this article.

ITMO’s Student Services Office
ITMO’s Student Services Office

Will the university be open? Can I go there if I need to talk to my supervisor or professor?

The university will be open, including coworking spaces, cafeterias, and classrooms. Your entry pass will not be blocked. Faculty members, as well as administrative and management staff, will continue to work on-site. With the necessary precautions taken, students can come to the university for consultations, as well as to work individually or in small groups. You can also arrange one-on-one consultations with your professors.

What about research?

The university’s researchers will continue working offline. The students are also entitled to do their R&D projects at the university. Moreover, ITMO students who work in scientific and administrative units or are mentors can work on-site.

ITMO University
ITMO University

How will extracurricular activities be organized?

Student clubs, as well as sports clubs of intermediate and professional levels, may continue their activities offline in compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological requirements. Basic level sports clubs (except for swimming) will switch to online Zoom classes. Extracurricular activities can be conducted in-person only in groups of up to 50 people.

How will we take exams?

Like last semester, exams will also be held remotely using video conferencing, testing, and other distance learning technologies.