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About ITMO

Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) — public non-profit university. It is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. ITMO is an active member of European University Association (EUA) Shanghai Cooperation Organization Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), European Optical Society (EOS), International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

The university is among the top-540 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. The educational institution is in 601 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

ITMO offers master programs in different fields of study.

Location
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Establishment year
1900
Students
8,999
International students
2,003
Acceptance rate
20%

Place in ratings

By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Engineering & Technology155
Natural Sciences265
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ITMO tuition fees

At ITMO, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at ITMO start from 3,277 USD. International students pay a minimum of 3,538 USD per year. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Financial Aid
Yes
Master
Local3,277USD/year
Foreign3,538USD/year

Study programs at ITMO

Medicine
Public Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Medicine
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Digital Urban Studies
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 72
Industrial Ecology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Social Sciences & Management
Public Health
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Medicine
Applied Sciences & Professions
Art and Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Sciences & Professions
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Arts & Humanities
Art and Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Sciences & Professions
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Digital Urban Studies
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
TOEFL
Study field
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Computer Science & IT
Arts & Humanities
Exam scores
TOEFL iBT — 72
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Advanced Quantum and Nanophotonic Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Applied Genomics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Applied Optics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Art and Science
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Applied Sciences & Professions
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
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Engineering & Technology
Advanced Quantum and Nanophotonic Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Applied Optics
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Chemistry of Applied Materials
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Digital Control Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Industrial Ecology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Engineering & Technology
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Show all
Computer Science & IT
Advanced Data Transfer Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Big Data and Machine Learning
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL iBT — 72
Chemistry and Artificial Intelligence
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Computer Science & IT
Computer System Information Security
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
GPA, IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Computer Science & IT
Exam scores
GPA — 3.0, IELTS — 5.5, TOEFL PBT — 580, TOEFL iBT — 72
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Other
Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Cybersecurity Technologies
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Digital Humanities
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Fundamental and Applied Photonics in Quantum and Femtotechnologies
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.5
Innovation Entrepreneurship
Study degree
MSc
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
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Other programs
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Master's degree at ITMO

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. It is impossible to enter ITMO for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score for admission is 5.5. TOEFL — 72 or higher.

IELTS
5.5
TOEFL iBT
72
TOEFL PBT
580

ITMO campus

The campus of ITMO is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The university has a library where students can do their homework, write scientific papers or just read interesting books. ITMO regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

If you want to stay in Russia after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. ITMO graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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