Congress of Young Scientists

Are you an international prospective Master’s student? How about being admitted to one of ITMO University cutting-edge Master’s programs without a single exam? Our Congress of Young Scientists is a contest that offers you this one-off opportunity! Tells us all about your accomplishments in your participant’s application, impress the judges with your presentation at an online conference, and win your golden, exam-free ticket to ITMO!

The contest is organized for international prospective Master’s students wanting to apply for ITMO University and takes place in two rounds in English or Russian depending on the language you choose. To participate in the first round, you’ll need to complete your participant’s application (below) and submit it to us from February 20 to April 1, 2020. Please note that the completed application should include your CV, motivation letter, education documents and an abstract from your future presentation at the online conference, so make sure you prepare these in advance. The judges will consider all the applications and select the best ones, allowing their authors to pass through to the second and final round, the online conference, as part of which you’ll be asked to give the presentation you indicated in your application. The results of this round will be announced after April 26, 2020.

The winners of the ‘Congress of Young Scientists’ contest will get the chance to be enrolled into one of ITMO University’s Master’s programs they have indicated in their application without any additional admission exams. Citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as compatriots residing in the CIS countries, can be considered for tuition-free positions, while citizens of other countries can only apply for fee-based positions.

This contest allows you to apply for all of ITMO University’s Master’s programs, with the only exception of:

  • 01.04.02 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • 01.04.02 Big Data and Machine Learning
  • 09.04.03 Business Information Systems
  • 10.04.01 Information Security
  • 12.04.02 Lighting Design
  • 27.04.05 Science and Technologies in Society
  • 27.04.05 Art & Science

 

FAQ

Can I participate in the Congress of Young Scientists contest?

Yes, if you’re not a Russian Federation citizen.

In what language is the Congress of Young Scientists contest carried out?

The Congress of Young Scientists contest is held both in Russian and English, so you may choose the language you feel the most comfortable speaking to participate (though you may want to work on your Russian language skills for your future studies at ITMO as all of our Master’s programs, with the exception of International Master’s programs, are mostly taught in Russian; our comprehensive nine-month Foundation program is a perfect way for you to do that).

How is the Congress of Young Scientists contest carried out?

The Congress of Young Scientists contest is carried out in two rounds.

The first takes place from February 20 to April 1. To participate in this round, you’ll need to fill in and submit your participant’s application. Please note that your application should include your CV, motivation letter, education documents, and an abstract from your future presentation at the online conference, so make sure you prepare these in advance.

The judges will consider all the applications and choose the best ones. If your application is selected, you’ll go on to participate at the second and final round, the online conference, at which you’ll be asked to give the presentation you indicated in your application. The results of this round will be announced after April 26.

The winners will be admitted to ITMO University without having to go through any additional exams.

What is the deadline for submitting my application for the Congress of Young Scientists contest?

You can submit your application for the Congress of Young Scientists contest from February 20 to April 1. April 1 is the final deadline.

When will the results of the Congress of Young Scientists contest be announced?

The results of the Congress of Young Scientists contest will be announced after April 26, 2019.

What will I get if I win the Congress of Young Scientists contest?

Winning the Congress of Young Scientists contest will give you a unique opportunity to be enrolled into one of ITMO University’s Master’s programs you’ve indicated in your application without any additional admission exams. Citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as compatriots* residing in the CIS countries, can be considered for tuition-free positions, while citizens of other countries can only apply for fee-based positions.

*If you want to apply as a compatriot, you’ll need to fill in a special request form and provide documents proving that your ancestral relatives were citizens of the USSR (these include your birth certificate with a translation, passport with a translation and a birth certificate of one of the USSR-born relatives). If the relative has had a change of surname, you must also provide a document to prove that (a translated copy of a marriage certificate).

You can read more about the many opportunities ITMO University offers to its applicants here.

Which ITMO University Master’s programs can I study on if I win the Congress of Young Scientists contest?

The Congress of Young Scientists contest allows you to apply for all of ITMO University’s Master’s programs, with the only exception of:

  • 01.04.02 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology;
  • 01.04.02 Big Data and Machine Learning;
  • 09.04.03 Information Systems for Business;
  • 10.04.01 Information Security;
  • 12.04.02 Lighting Design;
  • 27.04.05 Science and Technologies in Society;
  • 27.04.05 Art & Science.