24 months
3000 EUR/year
2700 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Network and Cloud Technology Master's programme trains specialists who are capable of developing and integrating cloud and network services into the business and application processes of an enterprise.

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As many international students still can not travel to Russia due to the global pandemic, the classes take place in the blended format (both on-campus and online). As soon as the travel restrictions are lifted, the classes will fully be held on-campus. ITMO University hopes to welcome all students in person in 2021-2022.

Cloud systems become the essential part of modern economy. Many companies are moving to move their services to clouds. Network infrastructure is very important for modern cloud systems. Specialists in modern networks and cloud services are in high demand on the market. The students will receive comprehensive training in modern network technology, including software defined networks, data storage systems, cloud systems and services, virtualization, distributed computer systems and programming, and will be able to implement different approaches and techniques in their work.

The Network and Cloud Technology Master's programme:
  • is focused on preparing students for solving professional problems in in the field of networks, cloud systems and corporate services, as well as designing network architecture, info-communication services and applications. It also provides knowledge and skills in configuring, maintaining and supporting info-communication infrastructure, analyzing the possibilities of using information systems, intellectual technologies and knowledge management for improving applied processes, creating and developing components of info-communication systems and enterprise architecture elements.
  • is based on the development of the market of network and cloud systems. The implementation of enterprise-level info-communication systems requires an integrated approach to analyzing business and applied processes, justifying the choice of technological platforms and configurations, design solutions developing and information processes organizing.

Career options:

R&D specialists in network and cloud services; engineers for the implementation of cloud solutions; corporate service developers; developers of configurations of corporate information systems; project managers for the development and implementation of info-communication systems for enterprises; managers and specialists of IT departments of companies working in the field of creation and support of IT and telecommunication infrastructure; management of projects for the implementation of corporate services on the part of the customer.

Programme Structure

1 Sem

  • Creative Technologies 4 credits
  • PM 4 credits
  • Thinking 4 credits
  • Academic English 2 credits
  • Soft Skills 4 credits
  • Data Analysis & Processing  3 credits
  • Designing Information and Communication Systems 3 credits
  • Telecommunication Networks and Systems 3 credits
  • Research 11 credits

2 Sem

  • Academic English 2 credits
  • Applied AI 3 credits
  • High-Performance Computing 3 credits
  • Information Security in Info-Communication 3 credits
  • OpenStack Technology. Programming and Configuring 4 credits
  • UNIX/Linux Systems in Telecommunication 5 credits
  • Software Define Networks Basics 3 credits
  • Research 7 credits

3 Sem

  • Network Functions Virtualization 4 credits
  • Component Web Programming 3 credits
  • Data Transfer Protocols 5 credits
  • Cluster, Cloud and Grid Systems 3 credits
  • Modern Data Storage Technology 3 credits
  • Research 6 credits
  • Academic and Technological Training 6 credits

4 Sem

  • Master’s Thesis 6 credits
  • Pre-Defense Internship 9 credits
  • Academic and Technological Training 15 credits

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field with good and excellent grades; 
  • Upper-intermediate level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 242,000 rubles for Russian students 
  • 262,000 rubles for international students


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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