Study AbroadJoint Degree ProgramsJoint Master Programs with ITMO
Joint Master Programs with NIU "ITMO"
(St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)
Since 2015 RAU and "ITMO" are implementing the joint Master's programs with double diploma in the following areas:
  • LED technology
  • Physics and technology of LED systems
  • Technology design and development software
  • Computer Science and equipment
  • Mathematical models and modeling.
Programmes are elaborated and implemented within the “RAU Development Programme” which is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (
"ITMO" is a leading Russian university in the field of information and photonic technologies, one of the few universities that received in 2009 the status of national research university. Since 2013 "ITMO" is taking part in a program to improve the competitiveness of Russian universities among the world's leading scientific and educational centers, known as Project 5-100. More information can be found on the website of the University
For all the programs the study period is 2 years. 1st year of studies takes place at RAU, 2nd year of studies is conducted at ITMO. Upon the completion of studies, graduates receive two state diplomas - diploma of RAU and diploma of ITMO.
Admission to the joint master's program takes place on the basis of an academic interview and on the Russian language. Admission is carried out by the joint RAU-ITMO Commission.
The program is full-time
This is a tuition free program with fully-funded governmental scholarships.
After the first year, RAU covers the travel costs of students to ITMO and ITMO provides them the dormitory.
To enter the program you must submit the following documents:
• Application form (issued in the Master academic programs’ department);
• Diploma of higher education (bachelor or specialist);
• Passport (copy);
• 6 similar photos (3x4);
• Document about the attitude to military service (registration certificate or military ID, copy).
Documents are accepted at the RAU department of masters’ programs:
str. Hovsep Emin, 123, 2nd floor, room. 228.
Telephone: (+374 10) 27 34 07, (+374 94) 43 87 08
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