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 with 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 Education grants
Applicants undergo the selection process and win grant with up to 75% discount of tuition fees.
Where do GRADUATES 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
One can enroll in Innopolis University programs through grant competition with a discount or with full tuition fee payment.
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 the current year only.
100% tuition fee cover: for free
70% tuition fee cover: 240 000 rub/year, no monthly scholarship
60% tuition fee cover: 320 000 rub/year, no monthly scholarship
50% tuition fee cover: 400 000 rub/year, no monthly scholarship
25% tuition fee cover: 600 000 rub/year, no monthly scholarship
Without discount: 800 000 rub/year, no monthly scholarship
Grant education requires a working period, depending on the amount of discount.
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 2024/2025 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.
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 expenses to be covered by a candidate, regardless of the discount amount:
- all visa-related expenses (travel, fees);
- all legalization expenses (travel, translations, fees);
- accommodation while traveling to and living in Innopolis;
- food, travel, clothes and other daily expenses.
Expenses for recognition certificate (state fee) - 6500 RUB: in 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.
Taxi 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 bus fare - 200 RUB (cash), 180 RUB (card).
Visa prolongation (state fee) - 1800 RUB.
IU accommodation - 4000 RUB per month.
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.