Yes, if you’re not a Russian Federation citizen.
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).
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.
You can submit your application for the Congress of Young Scientists contest from February 20 to April 1. April 1 is the final deadline.
The results of the Congress of Young Scientists contest will be announced after April 26, 2019.
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.