Starting from July 1, 2020 till August 4, 2020 ITMO University offers a unique opportunity to build up your own summer school and combine Russian modules taught in Russian and/or English with Society and Technology modules taught solely in English. Each module is a 7-day-long practice-oriented workshop that allows both to acquire new knowledge in the area of interest and to explore magnificent Saint Petersburg and Russian culture.
You are welcome to choose from 1 to 5 modules from Society, Technology and Russian modules.
Russian concerns Russian Language, History, Politics, Culture, Literature, etc.
Society and Technology cover Art&Science, Digital Humanities and Science Communication.

An example of building up your own school

July 1 – July 7, 2020 General Russian
July 8 – July 14, 2020 Art&Science (in English)
July 15 – July 21, 2020 Science Communication (in English)
July 22 – July 28, 2020 TORFL- 2 (ТРКИ-2)
July 29 - August 4, 2020 Digital Humanities (in English)

Please, use the "Tell Me More" button to request more information or contact our International Admission Office,

Application deadline:
14 May, 2020

* Fees: 1 week – 200 €, 2-5 weeks – 150 € per week

** You may have only up to 7 days gap between your summer modules
Check out our awesome summer school booklet and read about the experiences of last year's participants of our schools and stories of our exchange students on ITMO.NEWS.

Which summer school course is right for you?

Place of Study: ITMO University

Language: Russian/English

Duration: 1–4 weeks (July 1-28, 2020)

Outcome: 1 week – 2 ECTS

Deadline: 14 May, 2020

1 week: 200 €, 2-4 weeks: 150 € per week

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Place of Study: ITMO University

Language: English

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks (July 8 – August 4, 2020)

Outcome: 1 week – 2 ECTS

Deadline: May 14, 2020

1 week: 200 €, 2-4 weeks: 150 € per week

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What is included in the Fees?

  •  Registration
  •  Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  •  Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
  •  Certificate awarded by ITMO University (ECTS)
  •  Tuition
  •  Visa invitation letter
  •  Orientation tour on Campus
  •  All taxes

How to apply

Select your course and type of accommodation

Application deadline depends on school. Make sure you send us your APPLICATION FORM by this date

Important application tips:

  • You can apply for our Summer Schools if you are aged 18 or more. We will ask you to provide a copy of your passport.
  • Before you apply online, make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months after the day you leave Russia. This will be important for your Russian visa application later.
  • Please make sure you hold a valid travel and health insurance suitable for Russia.

Reviews from our students:

Zhou Zhi (China)

Camp in 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)

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 professionalism of the lecturers. What remained in our hearts was not what we learned, but impression towards Russian literature and deeper understanding of richness of Russian culture.

Frederique Lambert (Belgium)

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)

Camp in Optical System 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 memorable experience.