Mathematics and Mechanics
Mathematics track
upcoming deadline
about the program

The Skoltech Mathematics and Mechanics PhD program is aimed first and foremost at giving researchers a grounding in mathematics and deep knowledge of mathematical physics. It also offers students the chance to pursue in-depth study of the fundamental models of modern theoretical physics. Students are expected to take part in research projects alongside eminent specialists, teachers, and foreign colleagues specially invited to participate. We are planning for a number of leading foreign scientists to fully participate in the educational process by supervising our students as well as holding series of lectures. The crux of our students’ scientific career involves compulsory scientific seminars and mandatory attendance at summer and winter scientific schools

our students will gain

future career

landing Research Scientist positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international universities and research entities
landing researcher positions in R&D departments of major companies and startups
starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, mentors, and investors

about Skoltech

Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering PhD programs in 7 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.
in details
degree requirements
program structure

A PhD student meets coursework requirements, performs research work, and prepares a thesis for the defense in accordance with the Individual Study Plan during the doctoral education at Skoltech.

Research areas:

1.1.2 Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics

1.1.3 Geometry and Topology

1.1.5 Mathematical logic, algebra, number theory and discrete mathematics

PhD Thesis

PhD students are expected to produce an original PhD thesis, publish the results of their independent research in peer-reviewed academic journals, and present them at reputable international conferences.


The PhD student takes courses at the doctoral level at Skoltech to meet the coursework requirements. A plan for coursework should be developed in consultation with the supervisor following a PhD program curriculum (year of admission 2024).


The research is the key part of the doctoral studies. It is expected that the PhD student starts his/her thesis research at Skoltech immediately after the start of the program and devotes to it most of his/her time within the doctoral study.

The results of the thesis research are a high quality thesis, publications of research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, presentations at reputable international conferences, and applications for grants and patents.

Publications and Conferences

2 papers affiliated with Skoltech in journals indexed in Web of Science;

2 conference presentations at a reputable conference.

The application period for Skoltech PhD programs is now closed. To apply for the 2025 start, check back in autumn.

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