24 months
3260 EUR/year
3020 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Applied Optics Master's at ITMO University is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of optical systems design.


The Applied Optics Master's at ITMO University  graduates can work at industrial companies and research centers that focus on developing optical and optoelectronic devices, as well as the fields related to CAD technologies, optical imaging modeling, image processing and AI. 

Career options:

Graduates will be able to work as researchers, optical engineers, and optical designers at R&D companies, laboratories, innovative startups, as well as leading international and Russian universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • English in Professional Activities 
  • Data Processing and Analysis (online) 
  • Optical System Design 
  • Photonics 
  • Creative Technologies
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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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

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Physics or Engineering (preferably in photonics), with excellent/good grades; 
  • CV & motivation letter; 
  • the upper-intermediate level of English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3260 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3020 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3020 EUR per year during 24 months.
  •  251,000 rubles for Russian students; 
  • 271,000  rubles for international students

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 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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