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About ITMO
ITMO University is one of Russia’s top universities. Our educational programs are designed to solve specific challenges in science and business. We assist our schools' top participants with their applications to ITMO and our international partner universities.

Who can apply

You’re a graduate or postgraduate student

who wants to study new subjects and grow as a professional

You’re a high school graduate

who wants to apply to ITMO or another university and wish to learn about application bonuses

You’re a researcher

who is interested in boosting your competencies through international education

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Why choose ITMO?

ITMO is the world’s only 7-time winner of the global programming contest ICPC
High alumni employment rate (78%)
Ranked #79 in Computer Science by QS WUR out of 675 universities around the world
Schools ITMO. Why choose ITMO?
Ranked 7th among Russian universities by Forbes University Ranking
Named among the top 200 (#155) in Engineering & Technology by QS World University Rankings
45+ partner universities around the world
Student feedback
Ojeifo Omo Loveth (Nigeria)
The instructors are very flexible and super easy to communicate with, especially Maria. Her teaching methods are quite suitable and she tries to keep her classes interactive at all times, making her sessions always interesting even for slow learners.
Tigabu Mekonnen Belay (Ethiopia)
It was an amazing program. Thanks to the organizer and teacher, Maria Semina. After I took the Russian Language for Beginners course, I became more interested in learning Russian for my studies. I had not studied any Russian language before, but after this program, I became more interested in learning more and improving my Russian language for the future. Thank you very much for such an opportunity.
Giovanni Rojas Balbin (Peru)
I really liked the Russian language course since I consider that it is a very beautiful and important language in the world, full of culture and knowledge.
Péter Kocsis (Hungary)
Summer Research Camp in Photonics
What prompted me to choose ITMO over other universities was the opportunity to work with a digital micromirror device. Working with ITMO professors and researchers allows you to gain valuable experience whatever you do. The knowledge I acquired here will definitely come in handy in my future research in Finland where I’ll continue to study this kind of technology.
Yagyaansh Khaneja (India)
Summer Research Camp in Photonics
Generation of THz radiation in liquids is a relatively new field. There are few laboratories in the world involved in such activities, with ITMO University’s laboratory being one of them. After the Research Camp in Photonics, I’d really like to pursue my Master’s degree at ITMO and continue my current research.
Soudná Zuzana (Czech Republic)
Summer Research Camp in Photonics
I wanted to learn more about photonics and optics, so I googled where I could get a good education in this field and found this summer school at ITMO. It was very easy to apply: all you had to do was to fill in an application form, submit some additional documents, and apply for a visa. The program of the summer camp lets each student work on their own research projects. Mine focused on the development of holograms of historic cultural objects. I took photos of various statues, then created their 3D models, and worked with them. In the long run, my project is aimed at preserving historical and cultural monuments.
Allan Zea (Venezuela)
Summer Camp in Competitive Programming
I heard about ITMO’s impressive reputation in competitive programming and considered the camp a unique opportunity. Moreover, I also wanted to visit Russia. The training was intensive and the things we studied were similar to the tasks that companies normally assign during job interviews. So, I have no doubt that the camp will help me achieve my career goals, and I will definitely come back next time.
Shahin Umsu (Turkey)
Summer Research Camp in Optical Systems Design
I’ve been to the camp twice. I keep choosing ITMO University because I know I will receive quality education and learn how to tackle different issues. I’ve been actively applying these skills to my own work. I am able to point out problems and their causes. I have also learned to efficiently solve problems with the help of different means. Thanks to the school, I've acquired a number of handy skills that I can apply now in my work and, above all, I can design systems that bring me one step closer to my goal.
Jiawei Ding (China)
Bio&Art Summer School
I really appreciated the Bio & Art Summer School, it gave me an opportunity to expand my horizons in a field that I’m very curious about. After this school, I realized that there are many bioart works related to my field of interest (biology, biochemistry, environment, food technology, etc). Before that, I focused only on the scientific part, but now thanks to this course, I have the opportunity to appreciate them from a completely new perspective. I’d really love to learn more about it in the future. Also, I had a chance to participate in an online exhibition for the first time in my life. It was a mind-blowing experience.

Ishii Naoki (Japan)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
Because of the pandemic, I couldn’t practice my Russian regularly, so this summer school was my best choice. I’ve never spoken that much in Russian as I did during online classes. The teachers were extremely helpful and thanks to them, I improved my language skills, especially colloquial Russian and Russian grammar.
Roland Knoblauch (Poland)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
While studying at ITMO’s summer school, I’ve learned way more about Russia and Russian culture than at any other language school. I had the opportunity to communicate with Russian lecturers who are also native speakers. Thus, this experience will certainly be helpful for those who want to comprehend the vibrancy of the Russian language.
Stefanie Reichel (Germany)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
This course reinspired me to study Russian. I understood how much I can say even if it is not always correct. Especially since the other participants came from different countries, you couldn't simply switch to your native language, so you had to find a way to express yourself in Russian. I also enjoyed the online format and workshops on weekends. It was fantastic how the organizers tried to bring us a bit closer to St. Petersburg and Russian culture.

Sefa Senlik (Turkey)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
Back in 2019, I was an exchange student at ITMO University. I was struck by both the experience of living in Russia and the memorable time I had in St. Petersburg so I’ve always dreamed of coming back here one day. I’m sure that this experience will help me avoid difficulties while adapting to the Russian lifestyle. I'm sincerely grateful to my teacher who made this course entertaining yet very informative and useful!

Zhou Zhi (China)
Summer Camp in Competitive Programming
ITMO was right for us, and we had the most powerful team of teachers to organize training. I learned a lot of knowledge and technology, felt the foreign learning atmosphere and the system, enriched my own experience. All of these can help me in the future study and life to get more inspiration.
Steffi Caroline (Indonesia)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
St. Petersburg is a beautiful place with good people. I made new friends and witnessed breathtaking architecture. I was impressed with the professionalism of the lecturers. What remained in our hearts was not what we learned, but our impressions towards Russian literature and a deeper understanding of the richness of Russian culture.
Frederique Lambert (Belgium)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
It was better than my expectations. The summer school was perfect, the teachers were the best I ever had,and I truly want to come back. The program could not be more effective to me, except if I can stay a year in St Petersburg!
Du Xiaoxue (China)
Summer Research Camp in Optical Systems Design
A summer program at ITMO was totally an unforgettable experience. The teachers were always kind and patient. The atmosphere was relaxed and suitable for your abilities’ promotion. What’s more, making friends with classmates from other countries is a memorable experience.
Marta-Teodora Boboc (Romania)
Summer School in the Russian language and culture
Even though I have a PhD in Philological Sciences and at the moment I teach Russian as Foreign Language at the University of Bucharest, I gladly joined an online-course at Summer School in Russian Language and Culture. I’ve noticed that professors are very loyal and friendly with international students. I enjoyed everything about the School – materials, organization of the course, and atmosphere. I have greatly expanded my vocabulary in Russian and would love to take the winter course, too.
Samuel Innes (the UK)
Summer School in the Russian Language and Culture
I would definitely come for a course to St Petersburg when it’s possible. But now I found an online-school through the Internet and it was really good - I really enjoyed it. It’s cool to meet people who also learn Russian. I have been really impressed by the quality of teaching. The teachers’ enthusiasm has really motivated me to study harder and has made the course very enjoyable and engaging. I hope to be able to take another ITMO Summer/Winter School soon!
Laura Ponzo (France)
Summer School in the Russian Language and Culture
I’m from France and currently, I teach English at school in Vietnam. I jumped at the opportunity to study Russian in Saint Petersburg. It’s amazing how online learning can expand our horizons! I think the Russian language course was really cool and intensive thanks to the qualified professors. It’d be great to join the winter school, and of course, I would love to come to Russia for the summer, too.

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