Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Dolgoprudny, Russia

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT): Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Fees, and Scholarships

The Moscow Institute of Physical Technology is one of Russia’s leading universities in the fields of physics and technology. The university holds a respected position for qualified graduate education at home and abroad. MIPT students and graduates represent an elite who can reach their full potential thanks to the interdisciplinary scientific environment. A strong alumni community spans the globe, including leading scientists, businessmen, politicians, and artists, many of whom have won prestigious international awards. The first professors were Nobel laureates Kapitza, Semenov, and Lev Landau.

The institute has 12 departments covering the knowledge fields of fundamental and applied science, general and applied physics, life sciences, space research, nanotechnology, aerophysics, radio and flight engineering, molecular physics, quantum electronics, innovation, system engineering, and more.

 If you are interested to study in Russia then the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is one of the exclusive universities in the country with a number of opportunities for students.

Why study at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology?

Russia has a long history and rich cultural heritage and a variety of schools to choose from. Russia has recently made huge progress in the STEM subject. With more than 150 ethnic groups that speak over 100 languages, Russia`s tuition fees are much lower even in the capital, and this is an attraction for foreign students. Courses selected in Russia are recognized around the world. International students in Russia no longer need special permission to work in partnerships established by educational institutions, businesses, and nationally funded or autonomous educational institutions in which they study.

  • At MIPT, students get the opportunity to receive a world-class education from one of the best ranking institutes of the world specializing in the areas of fundamental and applied science, general and applied physics, life sciences, space research, nanotechnology, aerophysics, radio and flight engineering, molecular physics, quantum electronics, innovation, and system engineering.
  • MIPT is one of the best-ranking institutes in Russia for pursuing an education in Physics and Technology. It has consistently received high rankings from renowned organizations, such as QS and Times Higher Education. According to Times Higher Education 2020, MIPT is recognized as the 45th best university in the world for the subject of Physical Sciences.
  • MIPT balances the focus on innovation and tradition. Being an advanced institute for science and technology, MIPT still values the traditional Phystech system developed by the institute’s Nobel Prize-winning founders 70 years ago.
  • The institute follows an approach of personalized teaching to allow students to focus on practical education in the institute’s sophisticated laboratories and avoid burdening students with unnecessary subjects.
  • The admission system of MIPT is based on a highly competitive and selective approach. Such screening ensures that every student at MIPT is among the best students in the world. In addition, a diverse and talented student group enhances the learning experience for all institute members.
  • MIPT encourages students in not just theory but also practical training and skill development. As a result, prospective graduates can be assured that they will enter the workplace equipped with all the knowledge and skills needed to ace the profession.
  • Student-support projects and services such as ‘Phystech.Start,’ which helps students materialize their business ideas, are available at the institute. In addition, entrepreneurial support at MIPT unleashes the entrepreneurial potential in students.

University Rankings

MIPT is ranked as one of the top institutions in Moscow and in the country entering global subject rankings in natural science, physics, astronomy, and mathematics.

Publication Rank
ARWU 2021 401-500
THE 201-250
THE Reputation Ranking 91-100
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 281
QS Graduate Employability 301-500
MosIUR 51

 

National University Ranking (2020) Rank
Interfax  3
Expert (RAEX) 2
Forbes Russia 3

Programs & Courses offered by the university

Bachelor’s programs offered by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are available in a wide range of departments and specializations, such as general sciences, life sciences, physics, space, nanotechnology, engineering, and more. Undergraduate programs are available in English and Russian.

Similarly, the  master’s programs offered by MIPT are available in nine knowledge areas and taught in English and Russian. The university also provides Doctoral level programs for those keen on advancing their research in their chosen specialization. Preparatory courses are available for international students to learn the Russian language for their respective courses which are taught in Russian.

Major programs that are popular in MIPT include 

  • Aerospace Physics and Technology
  • Fundamental Interactions & Structure of Matter
  • Applied Mathematics & Computing Sciences
  • Quantum & Electronics Technologies
  • Physics for Life Sciences
  • Telecommunications & Microprocessor Technology

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s programs

Bachelor’s level programs in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are available in English and Russian languages. The duration of all bachelor’s programs in four years..

English-taught programs include:

  • Aerospace Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences

Russian-taught programs include

Natural Sciences

  • Computing technology in mathematical modeling
  • Mathematical physics and mathematical modeling
  • Fundamental and applied physics
  • Physics of the microworld
  • Mathematical modeling, computational mathematics and physics
  • Physics and mechanics of space and natural systems
  • Chemical physics and properties of nanostructures
  • Physics and chemistry of plasma
  • Molecular physics and chemical Informatics
  • Physical and quantum electronics
  • Modern problems of physics and energetics
  • Physics of atomic nucleus, elementary particles and fundamental interactions
  • Molecular Biophysics and physics of living systems

Biological Sciences:

  • Biophysical and medical technology, pharmaceuticals

Molecular biology

Engineering and Technology:

  • Computer science and engineering
  • Infocommunication and computing technologies and systems
  • Computing technologies of mathematical modeling
  • Computer technology and the intellectual data analysis
  • Methods of system analysis in economy and management
  • Mathematics, computer science, control and software engineering
  • Convergent nano-, bio-, informational and cognitive technologies
  • The radio system and control system
  • Geospatial information systems and traffic management
  • Physics of flight and aviation technology

Graduate/Master’s Programs

The duration of all master’s programs at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are two years.

English-taught master’s programs include:

Mathematics

  • Advanced Combinatorics 
  • Contemporary Combinatorics
  • Modern State of Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science

  • Neural Networks & Neural Computers 
  • Blockchain
  • Cyber Security

Engineering & Technology

  • Aerodynamics
  • Beam-Plasma Systems and Technologies 

Bioinformatics

  • Industrial Bioinformatics

Russian-taught programs are available in a wide range of specializations in the areas of 

  • Mathematics, 
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Biological Sciences, Business & Management Studies
  • Economics

Doctoral level

Doctoral level programs are available in the following knowledge areas:

  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Chemical sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Infocommunications and information security
  • Electronics, radio engineering and communication systems

Duration of P.h.D at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is three to four years.

Campus and accommodation

The main building of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is located in Dolgoprudny, a town in Moscow Oblast. The institute has six other buildings for different departments and purposes, including a building dedicated to laboratory research. The campus is 20 minutes away from the Moscow city center and located near several shopping centers.

The institute has twenty food points across the campus and allows food delivery services inside. The sports center, swimming pool, dining hall, and ATM are located nearby.

 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology currently offers 14 dormitory buildings to its students. Each building is divided into types based on its structure, facilities, and cost. All dormitory buildings are within a walking distance of the campus. 

Dormitory Building Number Dormitory Type Monthly Fees in USD*
Dormitories 1-7 Corridor type $14
Dormitory 8 Block type $16
Dormitories 9-11 Flat type $16.76
Dormitory 12 Flat type $17.30
Zhukovsky Dormitory Block type $12
Zyuzino Dormitory Block type $18

*All dormitory fees in Russian Rubles have been converted to USD based on the current conversion rate of 1 Ruble = 0.012 USD

Admission requirements for international students

MIPT is known for its highly selective and competitive admissions process. The institute aims to admit the best students from around the world. Applicants need to ensure they fulfill the stated entry criteria for undergraduate or graduate-level programs and submit the necessary documentation as described below.

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s level 

Entry requirements

  • High school diploma or certificate of secondary school completion
  • Proof of English proficiency (B2 or equivalent)

Students must ensure they meet the program-specific requirements for gaining admission into their preferred program.

  • For an undergraduate degree in computer science, students student have college-level skills in mathematics, and familiarity with some programming language prior to entering the program is considered a plus.
  • For admission into an undergraduate program in biomedical engineering, students must possess school-level knowledge in physics, biology, mathematics, and chemistry.

Documentation needed for undergraduate-level admissions

  • Filled-in application form
  • Passport (or ID) copy with registration and visa+ legalization and notarized translation into Russian
  • Proof of English proficiency (B2 or equivalent)
  • Educational awards and results of academic or scientific competitions (if any)
  • Migration card/visa (If applied online, the student must bring these documents to the MIPT Visa & Registration Office upon arrival)
  • High school certificate or diploma (with examination results or transcript) or Secondary professional (or vocational) education diploma (with transcripts) + legalization and notarized translation into Russian.

Graduate/Master’s level 

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • High academic results;
  • Proof of English language proficiency equivalent to level B2 (TOEFL iBT, IELTS or equivalent).

Documentation needed for graduate-level admissions

For English-taught programs

  • Scanned copy of ID (passport)
  • Diploma(s): bachelor’s degree or equivalent and official academic transcript(s) of records (scanned copy)
  • CV (including educational awards, results of academic competitions, and scientific publications)
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Scanned copy of a certificate of language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL)

For Russian-taught programs:

  • Scanned copy of ID (passport)
  • Certificate of completion of the preparatory Russian language course
  • Diploma(s): bachelor’s degree or equivalent and official academic transcript(s) of records (scanned copy)
  • CV (including educational awards, results of academic competitions, and scientific publications)

Doctoral level 

Entry requirements

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent;
  • High academic results;
  • Ability to conduct extended research and academic writing.

Documentation 

  • Passport (or ID) copy with registration and visa and legalization and notarized translation into Russian
  • Proof of English proficiency (B2 or equivalent)
  • CV (including educational awards, results of academic competitions, and scientific publications)
  • Cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Migration card/visa (If you apply online bring these documents to the MIPT Visa & Registration Office upon arrival)
  • Master’s or a Specialist’s degree Diploma (with transcripts) + legalization and notarized translation into Russian.

Admission into some master’s and doctoral programs at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is based on the successful result in examinations and Interviews conducted by a program coordinator.

Tuition, fees, and total cost of attendance

Tuition fees for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are summarized below

Undergraduate/Bachelor’s level 

Course Course Language Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
Aerospace Technology English $3,760
Biomedical Engineering English $3,760
Computer Science English $3,760
Earth Sciences English $3,760
Natural Sciences Russian $3,173-4,113
Biological Sciences: Russian $3,173-4,113
Engineering and Technology Russian $3,173-4,113

*Note: Tuition fees in Russian Rubles have been converted to USD based on the current conversion rate of 1 Ruble = 0.012 USD

Graduate/Master’s level 

Course Course Language Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
Advanced Combinatorics  English $4,110
Contemporary Combinatorics English $4,110
Modern State of Artificial Intelligence English $4,110
Neural Networks & Neural Computers  English $4,110
Blockchain English $4,110
Cyber Security English $4,110
Aerodynamics English $4,110
Beam-Plasma Systems and Technologies  English $4,110
Industrial Bioinformatics English $4,110
Mathematics Russian $3,400-4,172
Physics and Astronomy Russian $3,400-4,172
Environmental Sciences Russian $3,400-4,172
Computer Science & Info Systems Russian $3,400-4,172
Engineering Russian $3,400-4,172
Biological Sciences Russian $3,400-4,172
Business & Management Studies Russian $3,400-4,172
Economics Russian $3,400-4,172

*Note: Tuition fees in Russian Rubles have been converted to USD based on the current conversion rate of 1 Ruble = 0.012 USD

Doctoral level 

Language Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
English-taught Doctoral programs $4,407
Russian-taught Doctoral Programs $3,995-4,524

*Note: Tuition fees in Russian Rubles have been converted to USD based on the current conversion rate of 1 Ruble = 0.012 USD

Cost of living in Russia

In comparison to other popular study destinations, Russia is affordable to international students. The tuition fees are much lower, and students get access to several facilities at lower costs. Below is a list of estimated living costs in Moscow, Russia

Particulars Average Annual Cost in USD*
Accommodation $130-240
Food $1,400
Transport $60
Other living expenses $720
Total $2,310-2,420

The annual cost of attendance for a full-time student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology ranges from 5,483 – 6,944 USD or 20,140-25,500 AED**

*Note: Living costs in Russian Rubles have been converted to USD at 1 Ruble = 0.012 USD

**Note: Cost of Attendance in USD has been converted to AED at the rate of 1 USD = 3.67 AED

Scholarships for international students

Students of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology can avail the benefit of scholarships to make the cost of attendance even more affordable. 

Government Scholarship

International students can apply for a government scholarship. This scholarship completely covers the tuition fees for selected full-degree Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

There are a few options when it comes to applying for the scholarship. 

  • Students can apply to the Russian Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” in their country of residence.
  • Students can apply directly to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. They can apply for the scholarship if they are selected for their chosen program.
  • Alternatively, students can also apply by participating in the MIPT Olympiad “Phystech.International” as it increases their chances of receiving scholarships.

Application period: December 1 – April 1 (early applications are recommended)

MIPT Scholarship

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology offers scholarships to meritorious international applicants who can demonstrate the potential for superior academic performance. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis.

Students’ Financial Aid

Under Students’ Financial Aid, international students can receive a monthly stipend from the university during their studies. This assistance is granted based on their academic performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Health insurance is absolutely necessary for international students in Russia. Student must carry their insurance policy along with the phone number of the insurance company at all times. The cost of a policy may cost 8,200 Rubles (USD 96) on average.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation issues the invitation letter. The invitation letter contains the student’s passport data and details of the university. Once a student receives the letter, they can proceed to apply for a visa.

Subject areas of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Biology require an entrance exam at the master’s and doctoral levels. Additionally, students may be required to take an interview test during the selection process.

Russia provides ample opportunities for international students to do internships or part-time work. However, students of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are advised to reserve part-time jobs after classes, during vacations, or on weekends only if they are well familiar with the local culture.