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Are you passionate about discovering and developing of new models, methods and theories? Are you curious about new results and achievements in science and technology?

If you would like to be on the frontline of scientific idea, school of Science and Research is definitely your choice! This school offers you a unique experience of diving into recent research in fields such as photonics, optical systems design and lighting design.

Check out our awesome summer school booklet and read about the experiences of last year's participants at one of our school's here.

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Which summer school course is right for you?

Photonic Material Science
  • Place of Study: ITMO University
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 weeks (9-20 July 2018)
  • Outcome: ITMO official certificate (3 ECTS)
  • Deadline: 15 April (for non-EU citizens); 14 May (for EU citizens)
  • Fees: € 400
  • Are you interested in Photonics? Join the Summer School in Photonic Material Science and grab the opportunity to study basic concepts and gain practical skills in producing the modern photonic materials.
  • The main focus of the School is made on advanced optical activated materials and technologies, their characterization and applications in photonics.
  • The program includes theoretical lectures, workshops, experiments, and discussions. Participants will synthesize photonic material and characterize it by means of both classic and advanced methods using the unique laboratory setup and devices.
  • Main research areas: laser and nonlinear-optical glasses and crystals; magneto-optical glasses and crystals; waveguide glasses; luminescent glasses; photosensitive glasses; quantum dots glasses; modern optical coatings; glasses for optical fiber; UV and IR glasses; recent achievements in glass ceramics
  • Admission Requirements: Bachelor level students (3rd year and up), Master students

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  • Place of Study: ITMO University
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 weeks (May, 26 - June, 10)
  • Outcome (diploma or credits): ITMO official certificate, 3 ECTS credits
  • Deadline:  April, 1, 2018
  • Fees: € 400
  • Admission Requirements: Bachelor level students in respective fields (3rd year and up) Master and PhD students
  • Photonics could be applied in many fields, including medicine, pharmacy, security systems and data transfer. It is also essential while struggling against counterfeiting, verifying artworks authenticity and so on. If you are that kind of a person who is trying to make the world a better place, don’t miss a chance to attend the Research Camp in Photonics.
  • The camp incorporates a list of 10 research topics of your choice in the area of photonics from top level experts.

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  • Outcome: ITMO official certificate (4 ECTS)
  • Dates: 2 weeks on-campus learning, 2 weeks distant learning (2-13 July 2018) 
  • Fees: € 400
  • Deadline: April 15 (for non-EU citizens); May 14 (for EU citizens)
  • Language: English
  • Levels: Bachelor level students in respective fields (3rd year and up) Master and PhD students 
  • The Camp is designed for students with the background in Optics or just for those who is interested in broadening their knowledge in this field. So if you could be easily inspired just by thinking about how to reduce aberrations in optical systems or how to increase the resolution of imaging system, this program is definitely for you!
  • The camp incorporates a list of 13 topics in optical system design and includes both theoretical classes and hands-on experience of using special optical design software that can be applied for developing a wide range of optical instruments and devices. 

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What is included in the Fees?

  •  Registration
  •  Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  •  Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
  •  Certificate awarded by ITMO University (ECTS)
  •  Tuition
  •  Visa invitation letter
  •  Orientation tour on Campus
  •  All taxes

How to apply

Select your course and type of accommodation
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Application deadline depends on school. Make sure you send us your registration request by this date.

Important application tips:

  • You can apply for our Summer Schools if you are a student aged 18 or more residing outside of Russia. We will ask you to provide a copy of your student ID and a copy of your passport.
  • Before you apply online, make sure your passport is valid until the end of 2017. This will be important for your Russian visa application later.
  • Please make sure you hold a valid travel and health insurance suitable for Russia. We will ask you to provide a scanned copy of your insurance documents.

Reviews from our students:

  • Eduardo Cristerna
    Student from Mexico

    ITMO is a great university, with great professors, who are capable of transferring their knowledge to their students. I fully recommend to take the opportunity of studying there, combined with the benefits of meeting a new culture, new people, and a beautiful city.
  • Juan Zacarias
    Student from Equatorial Guinea

    For me ITMO University, could be the leading hand of the country and also be a conduit to all universities in the world!
  • Liu Li
    Student from China

    Teachers at ITMO university are very responsible and patient to explain everything in-depth and interesting. People both at the university and at the hostel are always polite and helpful.
  • Navindu Sachintha
    Student from Sri Lanka

    I participated in many students activities, such as cooking events which our Sri Lankan team placed 3rd, and Mexican party, ITMO night and so on. My time at ITMO was beautiful because local students helped me to see lots of places in the city and taught me lots of things about Russia. I'm feeling happy to study here.