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.

Please, use the "Tell Me More" button to request more information or contact our International Admission Office,


Application deadline:
Application deadline depends on school
Check out our awesome summer school booklet and read about the experiences of last year's participants of our schools and stories of our exchange students on ITMO.NEWS.

Which summer school course is right for you?

Place of Study: ITMO University

Language: English

Duration: 2 weeks on-campus learning (2-13 July 2018), 2 weeks distant learning

Outcome: ITMO official certificate (6 ECTS)

Deadline: April 15, 2018 (for non-EU citizens); May 14, 2018 (for EU citizens)


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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)


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Place of Study: ITMO University

Language: English

Duration: 2 weeks (May, 27 - June, 7, 2018)

Outcome: ITMO official certificate, 3 ECTS credits

Deadline: 14 April, 2019


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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
Fill out our short online registration form

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 2018. 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:

Zhou Zhi (China)

Camp in Programming

ITMO was right for us, and we had the most powerful team of teachers to organize training. I learned a lot of knowledge and technology, felt the foreign learning atmosphere and the system, enriched my own experience. All of these can help me in the future study and life to get more inspiration.

Steffi Caroline (Indonesia)

Russian Language and Culture

St. Petersburg is a beautiful place with good people. I made new friends and witnessed breathtaking architecture. I was impressed with professionalism of the lecturers. What remained in our hearts was not what we learned, but impression towards Russian literature and deeper understanding of richness of Russian culture.

Frederique Lambert (Belgium)

Russian Language and Culture

It was better than my expectations. The summer school was perfect, the teachers were the best I ever had, and I truly want to come back. The program could not be more effective to me, except if I can stay a year in St Petersburg!

Du Xiaoxue (China)

Camp in Optical System Design

A summer program at ITMO was totally an unforgettable experience. The teachers were always kind and patient. The atmosphere was relaxed and suitable for your abilities’ promotion. What’s more, making friends with classmates from other countries is memorable experience.