ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics) is the best innovative university in IT technologies, robotics, AI and biotechnology!


ITMO was founded in 1933. Currently, ITMO has the status of a national research university.
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia 
Program typeBachelor, specialist, master, postgraduate
Language of studyRussian
Students ageFrom 17 years old
Starting dateSeptember 
Tuition feesFrom 3000 USD 
Main specializationTechnical specialties
Accommodation typeDormitory
Scholarships and grantsYes


The university not only sets world records for the number of wins at the largest international programming competitions, but also strives to expand its scientific and educational profile. Along with IT, photonics and robotics, today the university's development priority is such areas as chemistry, biotechnology, urban studies, Art&Science and others.

The university faculty develops in students a digital culture and ethics, forming their competencies and knowledge necessary for living and working in the modern world. It is also important for the university that graduates have analytical, critical and systems thinking. That they are able to go beyond templates and solve non-standard problems.

- A member of 34 international associations of the world;

- 234 partner universities;

- Semester-long inclusive study programs;

- International research centers and laboratories in the field of nanotechnology, nanophotonics, optoinformatics, etc.;

- The Student Council;

- Creative groups and clubs;

- the Students Sport Club “Kron Bars”;

- University’s student mass media "Megabyte" ;

-Volunteer programs;

-Summer and winter schools.

Do you want to be a student at a trendy and dynamic university? Contact our consultants and find out more about admission and student life at ITMO!

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