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).
ITMO offers master programs in different fields of study.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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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 3,238 USD. International students pay a minimum of 3,496 USD per year. With the help of 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.
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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 6.5. TOEFL — 92 or higher.
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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.
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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. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.