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Mathematical and Theoretical Physics from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is aimed first and foremost at giving researchers a grounding in mathematics and deep knowledge of mathematical physics. 


About Mathematical and Theoretical Physics at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) offers students the chance to pursue an in-depth study of the fundamental models of modern theoretical physics. Students are expected to take part in research projects alongside eminent specialists, teachers, and foreign colleagues specially invited to participate. The crux of our students’ scientific career involves compulsory scientific seminars and mandatory attendance at summer and winter scientific schools.


  • PhD positions in academic & research institutions;
  • Specialist positions in various economy sectors including Skolkovo resident companies and startups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Modern Dynamical Systems
  • Gauge Fields and Complex Geometry
  • Quiver Representations and Quiver Varieties
  • Quantum Integrable Systems
  • Theory of Phase Transitions
  • Quantum Mesoscopics. Quantum Hall effect

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in mathematics, applied mathematics and physics.
  • If your education was not conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • Online Application
  • Personal statement/Motivation letter (in English)
  • Resume (in English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (these should contain contact phone and/or e-mail of the recommender, if the letters are in Russian please make your own translation in English, scan in one file with the original and upload this way)
  • If available: Diploma and/or current transcript
  • If available: Official GRE scores (applications submitted with excellent GRE scores will increase the chance of acceptance)

Tuition Fee

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No tuition fee for applicants who pass the selection process

Living costs for Moscow

41640 - 81437 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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