Incoming students

Why Innopolis University?

International Environment

  • Instruction in English
  • Faculty members with academic degrees obtained from leading Russian and world universities
  • Active cooperation with the world's best universities
High Quality Education
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs based on famous Russian traditions of basic science and best international practices
  • Gaining practical skills and experience thanks to direct participation of IT business
  • Scientific theory and research practice
Comfortable Living Conditions
  • European standard apartments
  • Developed sporting infrastructure: sports complex with a pool, ski resort, golf course, shooting ground
  • Ecological environment, picturesque landscape

Who can participate?

If your Home university currently has a bilateral exchange agreement with Innopolis University, you are eligible to apply to participate in our exchange program.

Academic exchange partners worldwide:

  • Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Innsbruck University, Austria
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Harbour.Space - University for Technology and Design, Spain
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • KAIST, South Korea
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics «ITMO» 
  • Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • University of Trento, Italy
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

If your university is not in the list, but you are still keen to spend up to one year at Innopolis University, you may apply to Innopolis University as a Visiting student.


A complete set of application materials to be assembled by each exchange candidate (or a visiting student) will normally consist of:
  • Application form
  • Official copy of the applicant’s academic transcript (if needed, official translation into English shall be enclosed)
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Home Institution, and
  • Motivation letter
The deadline for receipt of the set of required documents is 4 months before the start of either semester (May for the Fall semester, October for the Spring semester).

Selection criteria:

  • Academic performance - Minimum GPA of 4.0 based on a 5-point scale (or equivalent according to other national grading systems)
  • Relevance of a study plan for the exchange period for the entire study period at the Home institution. Please contact the International relations office for obtaining the Innopolis University curriculum for the next academic year(Mr. Sergey Karapetyan,»  
  • Academic and research potential assessed by professors of the Home institution
  • Motivation
  • Language proficiency – English is the language of instruction at Innopolis University. You do not need to learn Russian language for studies and everyday communication at Innopolis University, but we recommend to start learning it.

Financial conditions

Exchange students are free from paying the tuition fees at Innopolis University. However, they are responsible for all other personal expenses incurred during the exchange period, including visa, travel, meals, health, books and stationery required.


Mr. Sergey Karapetyan;; +7 (843) 203-92-53 ext.173 
Ms. Ekaterina Rassolenko;  
or contact the International Relations Office of your University.

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