International applicants


International Applicants

World-class IT education in Russia in English


World Recognised Faculty



36 000

Study grants and scholarships

educational programs

Undergraduate program

The Bachelor's degree program is designed by world-class experts in Computer Science, Robotics and Software Engineering working in conjunction with representatives from the research community and IT companies. The program is delivered in English. Bachelor’s program in Computer Science 

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Graduate programs

The programs are delivered in English. 

— Software Engineering

— Secure Systems and Network Engineering 

— Data Science

— Robotics 

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Postgraduate study
We welcome young scholars and prospective teachers that are interested in computer science and have experience in research or application in information technology.
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7 reasons to study at Innopolis University:

#1 Study Scholarships

based on the selection results, students receive scholarships covering up to 100% of the tuition fees

#2 World Recognised Faculty

international experts having a vast practical experience in implementation of large-scale IT projects

#3 High Educational Standards

IU Master's programs are developed in collaboration with leading IT universities: Carnegie-Mellon and University of Amsterdam. All programs are taught in English

#4 Focus on Practice

over 40% of the academic program is devoted to practical activities performed as team projects

#5 Enhanced Options

internships offered by leading Russian IT companies (Yandex, AkBars, Acronis, Cognitive Technologies, Infowatch, Sbertech, etc.), exchange programs, start-up support

#6 Unique Environment

nature at your doorstep, comfortable student apartments, 24/7 security service, free sports facilities

#7 Advanced Monthly Allowance

 up to $250-600, based on academic performance 


Where do work graduates?

The main indicator of the effectiveness of the 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

Admission Campaign 20/21 Scholarship application steps F.A.Q. Visa and Registration Olympics bonuses Documentation
- English at Intermediate level and higher 

NO Russian language requirements apply. 

English is an official language of instruction at Innopolis University. 

- Basic knowledge of Computer Science 

- Knowledge in Math, Physics, Informatics, Programming and Robotics 

- Work experience for Master programs 

There are two programs, Master in Data Science and Master in Robotics, which don’t require the working experience strictly, and where internships, teaching assistance, etc. may be considered as sufficient for entering the programs. 

- Previous education: 

Bachelor’s level: school certificate 

Master’s level: University certificate 

NB! One can apply for one program only. Only one application per candidate is allowed. 

NB! Once your application is submitted, the change of a program choice can be made on the Admissions Committee approval only. 

CV / portfolio 

  1. - study and work experience in detail, 
  2. - 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 with details, as well as your achievements related to Mathematics, Physics, Programming, Informatics, English language and Sports. It is desirable to show your achievements since they show your proficiency and progress in particular fields.

(BSc 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), ACM/ICPC, WRO - the achievements of that kind are a big advantage at the stage of application and later (in case you get a grant and accept it) provide you with an advanced monthly allowance.

(MSIT-SE only) 

Project Description - projects you have completed or participated in (please provide the names of the projects, dates of your participation, your responsibilities and the results). 

Motivation letter 

- explanation to your CV / portfolio 

Letter(s) of recommendation 

- optional, can be attached to the CV / portfolio

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: 

- providing an international English language test certificate (IELTS, TOEFL (including TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition), Duolingo English Test), OR 

- taking IU extended English test (free of charge), OR 

- providing an official letter from your School/University stating that the studies were delivered in English. 

The confirmation can be provided after receiving a scholarship offer, at latest. 

>>> For your convenience there are templates and guidelines provided in Admission Documents section of your application 

NB! All documents should be provided in .pdf format. All documents should be provided in English.

Diploma / School leaving certificate + Transcript

Diploma / School leaving certificate 

– required for the applilcation, in case you already graduated. 

Transcript (marksheet) 

– required for the applilcation, in case you already graduated; 

– can be issued either as an additional document to your Diploma / School leaving certificate OR as a Diploma Supplement. 

In case you have both documents, upload them as one .pdf file. 

NB! It is common for some Schools and Universities to issue the Certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts within 6-12 months after graduation. If this applies to you, please enquire an official letter from your School / University to confirm your student status, current academic performance and expected date of graduation and receiving the document


At the stage of application your passport is required to confirm your personal identity. 

NB! In case you don’t have your national passport yet, please upload any of your IDs with a photo of yours (e.g. a driver's license or a student card), as a temporary document. Once you have your national passport data, please let us know of it. 

Documents to be prepared by you:

1. Passport – required for visa and enrollment 

- notarized translation into Russian: pages with personal information (usually first two pages) 

NB! Your passport should be valid within 18 months starting from Aug, 2020 (i.e. till February 2022). In case your passport expires earlier, you will have to apply for a new passport before proceeding to your visa application and enrollment. 

  1. 2. Diploma / School leaving certificate + Transcript – required for enrollment 
  2. - notarized translation into Russian, all pages 
  3. NB! In case you won’t have the documents yet, an official certificate stating the estimated date of issue of your certificate / diploma shall be presented. 

  4. 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 procedure. Check if it applies to your country: .

Documents to be prepared by Innopolis University:

1) Scholarship offer/ Learning Agreement (email) 

is issued by Innopolis University to those who successfully passed the scholarship competition steps 

2) Scholarship confirmation letter/ Acceptance letter (paper/email) 

is issued by Innopolis University to those who accept the scholarship, can be used at work and at visa application 

3) Visa invitation letter (e-copy) 

is inquired by Innopolis University and issued by Russian Migration Service to those who accept the scholarship and provide all required documents 

NB! Procedures like translation into Russian and notarisation of the translated documents; application for recognition procedure within legalization process can be done by you personally or can be performed by Innopolis University on an Paid Services Agreement. 

Please see the Paid Services Agreement (amended as of June 06, 2020) for details.

NB! For Scholarship students: the scholarship 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 others: tuition fee - 800.000 Rubles/year (in case a student doesn't have discount), both for Bachelor and Master programs.

For your convenience there are some major expenses listed below, so you can estimate your expenses and plan your finances ahead.

The expenses to be covered by a candidate,regardless 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.


Money exchange

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 at the airports (you may go there on your arrival to Moscow or Kazan airport) and many of them are available in Kazan (where you can go after the registration and check-in at Innopolis).

Upon your arrival you will be offered to apply for a Russian bank card to receive your monthly allowance and do any payments.

NB! 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.

Once you accept the scholarship offer, we proceed to the visa arrangements. You will be asked to provide some extended information so we can apply for your visa invitation.

Study Visa 

Please note: It takes up to 30 days to receive the 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). 


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, 

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 study and scholarship 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.

Migration card

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.

Registration paper

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.

NB! 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 the visa requirements, a Russian Consulate working hours and appointment details beforehand. 

Innopolis University Campus

Innopolis University is the heart of high-tech city 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.

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Student life

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 and university initiatives run the gamut from creative to scientific clubs, activities involve organization of various sport and technical competitions.

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Innopolis city

Innopolis is a new city in Russia, located in 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.

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Postal Address

420500 Innopolis, Russia 1, Universitetskaya Str.

Admissions Committee

+7 (843) 203-92-53 (ext. 254)