Development and support of student technology startups by creating a successful startup community; assistance in providing favorable conditions from external partners for investment and development of ideas.
The university’s project-based activities are aimed at implementing grant-based and commercial projects, as well as at enhancing the availability of education in IT areas.
International experts having a vast practical experience in implementation of large-scale IT projects
#2 High Educational Standards
IU programs are created in collaboration with leading IT universities: Carnegie-Mellon and University of Amsterdam. All programs are taught in English
#3 Practical Focus
over 40% of the academic program is devoted to practical activities performed as team projects
#4 Additional Opportunities
Internships offered by leading Russian IT companies (Yandex, AkBars, Acronis, Cognitive Technologies, Infowatch, Sbertech, etc.), exchange programs, start-up support
#5 Unique Environment
Nature at your doorstep, comfortable student apartments, 24/7 security service, free sports facilities
#6 Advanced Monthly Scholarship
$250-600, based on academic performance
Where doGRADUATES work?
The main indicator of the effectiveness of a university is the success of its graduates.
That is why we make sure that graduates get a worthy position in the leading companies in the Russian market of the IT industry, which make it possible not only to participate in ambitious projects, but also to grow in the professional spheres
How to enter Innopolis University as an international student?
Apply at Innopolis university application portal https://apply.innopolis.ru/en/get-in/ . On the results of Scholarship Contest the candidates are offered:
1. 100% Scholarship. Grant (Scholarship) covers tuition fee and monthly allowance (up to 36000 RUB and depends on academic performance and extra-curriculum activity).
2. Partial Scholarship: 25%, 50% or 75% tuition fee discount.
What language must be used in application documents?
CV, Motivation letter and other documents must be written in English. If any documents are issued not in English, please provide translation into Russian (can be not notarized). Secondary School Certificate/Diploma and Transcript are provided in the original language.
Please let us know if you are/were within past 4 years a national team member at international Olympiads in Informatics, Math, Physics (IOI, IMO, IPhO, IATI, eJo, ISEF), ACM/ICPC, WRO - the achievements of that kind are a big advantage at the stage of application and later (in case you get a Scholarship and accept it) provide you with an advanced monthly allowance.
One can enroll to Innopolis University programs through grant competition or entry examination with further tuition fee payment.
1. Tuition Fees and Scholarships
There are several tuition fee options which can be offered based on candidates' results and performance at the grant competition.
The grant offer is valid for the whole duration of the program (2 years for Master programs, 4 years for Bachelor program).
The grant offer can be accepted and used within current year only.
100% tuition fee cover: full tgrant + monthly scholarship
75/50/25% tuition fee cover: 75/50/25% grant, no monthly scholarship
For master students, MSIT-SE and MSSSNE programs, who are studying on the full grant with employment condition (1 year of paid work at Innopolis University), it is possible to combine the 2d year of the program (=internship) and employment at IU.
Thus, it would take 2 years total to complete both the program and the employment. After 2 years the diploma will be issued and a student will be free to proceed either to further studies or work (or both) anywhere. This condition will be added to the contracts.
2. Fee-based education
International applicants also can be enrolled in fee-based programs by passing entrance examination tests and paying a tuition fee.
Tuition fee for 2022/2023 academic year is 800 000 RUB/year, both for Bachelor and Master programs.
- achievements related to Mathematics, Physics, Programming, Informatics, Robotics, English language and Sports.
In your CV you are expected to show your study and work experience in details, as well as any extracurricular achievements.
For Bachelor's candidates only
Please let us know if you are/were within past 4 years a national team member at international Olympiads in Informatics, Math, Physics (IOI, IMO, IPhO, IATI, eJo, ISEF), ACM/ICPC, WRO. Achievements of that kind is a big advantage at application stage, which can also grant you advanced monthly scholarship.
Please support your CV with a motivation letter, where you can list your ambitions and why are you applying to study at Innopolis University.
English language proficiency certificate
English is an official language of instruction at Innopolis University. Therefore, each candidate has to confirm his/her English proficiency in one of the following ways:
IMPORTANT: According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, educational documents issued in some foreign countries can be accepted by Russian organizations only after legalization and recognition procedure. Check if it applies to your country: http://nic.gov.ru/en/proc/nic/legalize .
1. Legalization (if needed): Consular legalization or Apostille. Your Diploma/Graduation certificate and Transcript are needed to be legalized.
Consular legalization is 2 stamps (Stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country where you received Diploma/Graduation certificate + Stamp of the Russian Embassy in the country where you received Diploma/Graduation certificate).
Apostille is a simplified legalization procedure. Apostille is put down on the original of the document or on a separate sheet, which is attached to the document and could be made in official language of the body which is giving it out; by competent authorized bodies of the country of issue of the document (example, State Secretary, Department of Education, Ministry of Education, educational institutions and others).
2. Translation into Russian*.
3. Recognition (if needed). The recognition certificate is needed for international applicants to be officially enrolled in a Russian university.
Procedures like notarized translation to Russian language and application for the recognition procedure can be done by you personally or can be performed by Innopolis University on an Paid Services Agreement. Please see the Paid Services Agreement for details.
Documents to be prepared by you:
1. Passport with notarized translation to Russian language (pages with personal information, usually first two pages). Required for visa and enrollment. Your passport should be valid for 18 months starting from June, 2022 (i.e. till January 2024). In case your passport expires earlier, you will have to apply for a new passport before proceeding to your visa application and enrollment.
2. Diploma / High School certificate + Transcript (notarized translations to Russian language, all pages)
Documents to be prepared by Innopolis University:
1) Grant offer/ Contract (email) is issued by Innopolis University for those who successfully passed grant competition steps.
2) Scholarship confirmation letter/ Acceptance letter (paper/email) is issued by Innopolis University for those who accept scholarship terms.
3) Visa invitation letter (e-copy) is inquired by Innopolis University and issued by Russian Migration Service for those who accept scholarship terms and provide all required documents.
**Document translations to Russian language are to be done in Russia or the Russian consulate/embassy. Document translations made in the following countries are accepted:
The scholarship competition, fee-based education and enrollment are conducted according to Innopolis University documentation. Please read the documents carefully to understand the scholarship conditions.
1) REGULATION on the Competition for Higher Education Grants for Bachelor's and Master’s Degree Programs for the participants from far-abroad countries .PDF file
2) HIGHER EDUCATION GRANT CONTRACT - available within the Regulation, pp 11-27
3) CONTRACT on Higher Education Studies Bachelor's program .PDF file and Master's program .PDF file
The contracts will be signed remotely first, and we will use the scans of the documents for your timely enrollment. Later on, the documents shall be signed with live signatures and exchanged either in person or via post service within the first academic year (the way of exchanging the original documents will depend on the situation with the pandemic).
Important moments to be noticed in the Enrollment Documents
- Regulation on the Competition for Higher Education Grants for Bachelor's and Master’s Degree Programs for the participants from far-abroad countries = Regulation;
- Higher Education Grant Contract = Grant Contract;
- Contract on Higher Education Studies = Contract.
Grant = tuition fee coverage (full or partial), offered to candidates based on the grant contest results. Grant conditions vary depending on a category of the grant recipients, and may include scholarship (monthly allowance) and employment obligations.
(see Regulation, clause 1.4 and Grant Contract, Article 4)
1. Grant offer duration
The grant offer is valid for the whole period of studies: Bachelor program - 4 years, Master programs - 2 years. Once confirmed before the enrollment, the grant conditions shall not be changed.
2. Why are there two contracts for Scholarship students (Grant Contract and Contract)?
The Contract defines the relationship between you as a Student and Innopolis University as an educational institution.
The Grant Contract qualifies you as the scholarship receiver (Grantee) and confirms that your study fees are covered by the scholarship and not your personal money.
3. Can someone receive the grant for the second time?
In case you pass the grant contest successfully, get the scholarship offer, accept it, come to Innopolis University, sign the contracts and start your studies - your grant is considered as authorized. In this case you are not eligible for receiving the grant for the second time (see Regulation, clause 2.2).
Meanwhile, in case you participate in the grant contest and for some reason don’t pass it or don’t accept the scholarship offer, you are absolutely eligible to apply for the grant for a second time next year.
This rule applies to a certain level of education. One is eligible for having several IU grants for different levels of education: bachelor, master, PhD.
Please note: When it comes to signing the enrollment contracts, there are some supplementary documents such as Request for admission and Consent on personal data processing to be reviewed and signed. They are usually prepared on a day of enrollment.
For students with the grant: the grant covers tuition fees only. All other expenses are to be covered by a student. For your convenience there are some major expenses listed below, so you can estimate your expenses and plan your finances ahead.
For students with partial grant: tuition fee depends on the amount of discount a candidate gets.
75% tuition fee discount - 200000 RUB/year
50% tuition fee discount - 400000 RUB/year
25% tuition fee discount - 600000 RUB/year
The expenses to be covered by a candidate, regardless of the scholarship amount:
- all visa-related expenses (travel, fees);
- all legalization expenses (travel, translations, fees);
- medical services (medical insurance for getting a visa + student medical insurance);
- accommodation while travelling to and living in Innopolis;
- food, travel, clothes and other daily expenses.
Expenses for Equivalency certificate (state fee) - 6500 RUB: in case you have not graduated from High School/University in Russia.
Transfer from the airport - 2000 RUB, in case you choose IU to arrange a transfer from Kazan airport to Innopolis (taxi ride is around 1200 RUB)
Health insurance - 4500 RUB per year - minimum health insurance yearly plan, can be increased on your choice
At Innopolis one can pay for everything with a credit card, though it is good to have some cash in Rubles for any unexpected needs. There is an exchange point (EUR, USD) in Innopolis Technopark – though they accept new paper money only (in very good condition) and do not accept damaged or old paper money. Also, there are currency exchange points in the airports (you may go there on your arrival to Moscow or Kazan airport) and many of them are available in Kazan.
Upon your arrival you will be offered to apply for a Russian bank card to receive your monthly scholarship and do any payments.
Check if there are any scholarship programs available in your country to support students applying for higher education study programs abroad. This may help you raise some additional funds.
Please note: It takes up to 30 days to receive visa invitation letter from the Russian Migration Service. As soon the invitation letter is ready, we will also let you know and you will be able to set a date of your visit to a Russian Consulate in your country to apply for your Russian visa. The e-invitation will be sent directly to the Consulate.
IMPORTANT: Please contact Russian Consulate in your country in advance to find out the list of required documents to apply for Single-entry study visa (90 days).
INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICATION:
Organization (организация): Autonomous noncommercial organization of higher education Innopolis University (Автономная некоммерческая организация высшего образования «Университет Иннополис»)
Address (адрес): Building 1, University street, city of Innopolis, 420500, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation
Phone and email (телефон и электронная почта): +7 (843) 203-92-53, email@example.com
TIN (ИНН): 1655258235
According to your visa invitation letter, you are eligible to apply for a GENERAL SINGLE-ENTRY STUDY VISA, 90 DAYS (ОДНОКРАТНАЯ ОБЫКНОВЕННАЯ УЧЕБНАЯ ВИЗА НА 90 ДНЕЙ)
Dates of entry: are individual, please refer to your visa invitation letter.
Telex number: not applicable in your case.
Invitation number (номер приглашения): displayed at upper left corner of your visa invitation letter (also repeated at lower right corner under a barcode). Example: 161800 2R4607161
Once you arrive in Russia and sign your documents, the visa will be extended for 1-year Multiple-entry study type and will be renewed each study year. The visa extension fee is 1600 RUB.
When you come to Russia and cross the border of our country, you get the migration card from Russian Migration Service (at the airport of arrival in Russia). You will be asked to provide the following information:
Purpose of travel: Education;
Name of host person or company, locality:Innopolis University, Innopolis city.
Once you arrive in Innopolis, you will have to submit your visa and migration card, and we will apply for a registration paper for you.
А) Every time you cross Russian border and get a new migration card, you need to be registered by the Migration Service within 3 days. Only in this case your residence in Russia will be legal. IU will apply for your registration, once you provide your documents (see below).
В) Every time you overnight at any new place within Russia (even if you travel to a close-by place for one day), you have to renew your registration paper within 3 days. When you travel, hotels and hostels do the registration for you when checking you in. Please take the registration paper they will do for you and bring it to the next place of your residence.
In case you don’t renew the registration properly, you will have problems with visa prolongation, and this will cost you time and money.
Please check visa requirements, a Russian Consulateworking hours and appointment details beforehand.
Innopolis University is the heart of the high-tech city of Innopolis.
Students, academic and university staff are provided with the most comfortable conditions for study, work and leisure. Innopolis University creates an environment filled with progressive ideas, combining bold initiatives and high level of professionalism.
Student years are the most memorable and bright moments in life. The scope for students’ creative self-realization is arranged at Innopolis University. Numerous student activities and university initiatives enrich extracurricular life on the campus.
Innopolis is a new city in Russia, located in the Republic of Tatarstan.
City economics is based on high tech industry. Unique city atmosphere with modern living infrastructure, clean ecological and safe environment, extensive educational and professional development opportunities is created in Innopolis.