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Life Sciences

Skoltech Center of Life Sciences is one of the most dynamically developing centers of research, education and innovation in the institute. It was established to reflect the strong commitment to the cross-disciplinary field of life sciences.

The Center unites faculty with interest and expertise in four strategic directions:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioactive natural products
  • Agriculture
  • Biomedicine

Teaching is a major part of the Center’s faculty activities and a number of high-level courses are offered within MS and PhD educational programs run by the Center. Students receive multidisciplinary training that prepares them for successful careers in Academia and beyond.

Admission requirements

If you have not conducted your education in English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

To be eligible for the Ph.D. program, by the time of enrollment at Skoltech, applicants should hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent (specialist degree) from a recognized institution of higher education and in a relevant area of study.

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No tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection.

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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

World-famous professors, a combination of science and entrepreneurship, a unique student campus and a modern research base are all about Skoltech, the most amazing university in Russia. Skoltech’s task is to prepare future technological leaders, so our students not only...

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Why study at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities is its extraordinary environment that will make your graduate studies a major life milestone:

Education: Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can design their own training program by choosing from a variety of elective courses.
Science: Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his or her own research project throughout the two years.

Real-life experience: We provide industry immersion: 8-week internship at the leading companies of the industry, where students turn their knowledge and skills into real, practical experience.

Entrepreneurship: We supplement your academic training with a business course that provides tips on how to commercialize ideas and research findings
Academic Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and other leading international organizations.

Global environment: students from 40+ countries, professors, and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. The curriculum is designed fully in English.

Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions and work on your own projects and initiatives.

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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

3 Nobel Street, Skolkovo
121205 Moscow

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