International applicants


International Applicants

World-class IT education in Russia in English


international students from 40 countries


grants for international candidates


monthly scholarship


tuition fee

educational programs

Bachelor's Degree

• Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

• Computer Science and Engineering

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Master's Degree

• Software Engineering

• Security and Network Engineering

• Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering

• Robotics and Computer Vision

• Information Technology Entrepreneurship

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PhD Degree
We welcome young scholars and prospective teachers who are interested in computer science and have experience in research or working in IT.
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7 reasons to study at Innopolis University:

#1 World Recognised Faculty

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

Application steps for international candidates F.A.Q. Cooperation Olympiad bonuses Admission Calendar 2023

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 grant + monthly scholarship
100% tuition fee cover without monthly scholarship
70/50/30% tuition fee cover: 70/50/30% 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 2023/2024 academic year is 800 000 RUB/yearboth for Bachelor and Master programs.

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 in details, as well as any extracurricular achievements.

For Bachelor's candidates only

Please let us know if you are/were within past 2 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.

Motivation letter 

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: 

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

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

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

Diploma / High School Certificate + Transcript

Diploma / High School Certificate 

– required for the application, in case you have already graduated. 

Transcript (marksheet) 

– required for the application, in case you have 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. 

Steps to be done:

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: .

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:





Bosnia and Herzegovina





Czech Republic

























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 RUBin case you have not graduated from High School/University in Russia or the country of issuing High school certificate/Diploma doesn’t have a mutual recognition agreement with Russia.

Transfer from the airport - 2000 RUB

Health insurance - 5000 RUB per year - minimum health insurance yearly plan, can be increased on your choice

Mobile connection - 500 RUB per month.

Kazan-Innopolis coach fee - 200 RUB (cash), 150 RUB (card).

Visa prolongation (state fee) - 1600 RUB.

IU accommodation - 3000 RUB per month.

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 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.

Study Visa 

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). 


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 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.


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 Consulate working hours and appointment details beforehand. 

Innopolis University Campus

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.

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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 activities and university initiatives enrich extracurricular life on the campus.

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Innopolis city

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.

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Postal Address

420500 Innopolis, Russia 1, Universitetskaya Str.

Admissions Committee

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

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