International educational program ITMO University

ITMO - the NETHERLANDS: Big Data and extreme computing

Objective of the Programme: Big Data is located not only in high-tech laboratories and institutes. Big Data can be found near to us, e.g. in complex social networks, cloud multimedia services etc. The problems in distributed storage, transfer and processing of big amount of data are on the frontiers of modern branch of IT. High performance computing and distributed data processing, special hardware architectures and telecommunications, domain specific languages and host of other things are required to solve these problems. The graduate will be in demand in the international job market, since big data is spread in all areas of life.
Language: English
The program is focused: for applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad.


Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities.
Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters) including 1 semester at the partner University (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Contact details:

Alexey V. Dukhanov, Associate Professor


Anna Z. Bilyatdinova, Research Assistant


Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg

Admission requirements


Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of computational science or equivalent, with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter.

English language proficiency: TOEFL (iBT) - 90, IELTS - 6.5, Cambridge CAE - A or B(4)

Admission tests

Basic knowledge of mathematical analysis, numerical methods and programming technologies.

Admission procedure

Written on-line application. Application deadline – July, 25

Start of the program

Winter semester - September 1

Duration of the program

2 years 

Degrees awarded

Master of science (MSc)

Tuition fees

Tuition fee at ITMO is 170 000 RUR per 1 year

Tuition fee at UvA is 1835 Euro




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