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How to Apply to ITMO University

International Master's Programs

Check Deadlines

Your application must be submitted by the deadline.

Application deadlines may differ from one Master's Program to another.  Please check your chosen program’s deadline on the corresponding page.

For the 2016 – 2017 academic year, most deadline information will be available in February 2016.

Prepare Application Components

The following components of application must be submitted. 

General components

  • Application form (submitted online)
  • Copy of national ID (passport) valid for travel to Russia. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in Russia
  • Official document (high school or B.A. diploma) that states your grades (marks) with a notarized translation. Often it can be done through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country and in a Russian Consulate. Please contact international@mail.ifmo.ru for specific instructions
  • Your photo. You will upload your photo while completing the online application. Upon arrival you must provide four printed photos in the 3*4 cm format
  • For Transfer (Exchange) Applicants - Official (Academic) Transcript(s) from every college/university from which you earned credits

Medical components

  • Medical Certificate with HIV test (dated less than 6 months ago)
  • Medical Certificate that you have no medical restrictions to study abroad
  • Vaccination certificate

We prefer email and online submission of all other documents but will accept materials submitted via mail and addressed to

Institute of International Development and Partnership of ITMO University
199034, Russia, St. Petersburg,
Birzhevaya linia, 14, office 433, 435

Check Your Application Status

Check the e-mail address submitted in the application regularly to get the Acceptance Letter from ITMO University. It may take up to three weeks after the submission deadline to receive this email.

Apply for Your Visa

To enter Russian Federation, international visitors are required to have the proper visa stamp in their passports.

Citizens of some countries do not require a visa to enter the Russian Federation, but in most cases the duration of their stay in Russia is limited. Contact the Russian consulate in your home country to check visa requirements.

Visas are obtained at a Russian embassy or consulate abroad. Visas cannot be obtained within Russia, because it is an "entry" document  to the country .

ITMO University provides the successful applicants with the official Invitation Letter by Federal Migration Service. This document is sent by express mail to the address provided in the application form.

You can obtain an entry visa for 90 days at a Russian embassy or consulate with the Invitation Letter and documents listed in Step 4. The period of your visa will be extended after signing a contract with ITMO University for the period of your education.

Upon your arrival you must get migration registration at the place of you are staying in the Russian Federation. ITMO University provides all applicants with full support and with registration once you are in Russia.

For any visa questions please, contact our International Education Programs Department at international@mail.ifmo.ru 


Make a Payment

Students are responsible for tuition fee, round-trip airfare ticket, dormitory, living expenses, health insurance.

Tuition fees are calculated based on the cost of your program and housing and availability of grants and scholarships.

ITMO University is committed to providing available grants and scholarships to all admitted students (regardless of citizenship) who have requested them during the application process.

Please, check availability and conditions of grants and scholarships on the chosen program page or by e-mail international@mail.ifmo.ru.

Payment should be made upon signing your contract  by credit card or in cash in the bank.

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