International

Juan Sebastian Velasquez
Juan Sebastian Velasquez

Juan Sebastian Velasquez

Colombia, 2020

I chose ITMO because it’s one of the best Russian universities in Software Engineering and IT. When you get here, you realize that ITMO is a unique place with a pleasant work and study environment, high-class academic staff, and interesting acquaintances.

Weini Teweldebrhan
Weini Teweldebrhan

Weini Teweldebrhan

Eritrea, 2020

My favorite things about ITMO are highly qualified staff, well-equipped facilities and labs, a practice-oriented approach, and student diversity.  

Jithma Yasiru Wickramasinghe
Jithma Yasiru Wickramasinghe

Jithma Yasiru Wickramasinghe

Sri-Lanka, 2020

Programming has always been my passion, and I’m glad I decided to continue my studies at ITMO. The university offers excellent education, a fantastic and supportive academic environment, as well as great opportunities for researchers. I enjoy every moment here and love living in St. Petersburg.

Farshid Amini
Farshid Amini

Farshid Amini

Iran, 2020

ITMO always tries to keep up with teaching trends. Its academic staff is top-tier specialists who are glad to guide students and share their energy. It’s a united platform that offers students a wide range of opportunities for development.  

Alexander Ramos
Alexander Ramos

Alexander Ramos

Ecuador, 2020

ITMO is one of the best universities in the field of automation and programming. Besides, it has a unique and innovative approach to education that no other university has, and I love it.

Rigel Olvera
Rigel Olvera

Rigel Olvera

Mexico, 2020

When I had the chance to apply for a university scholarship in Russia, I went for ITMO because it has a great reputation. I was lucky to be at the faculty where professors always welcome new ideas and projects. In general, my experience was very heart-warming and supportive.

Michael David Núñez Montesdeoca
Michael David Núñez Montesdeoca

Michael David Núñez Montesdeoca

Ecuador, 2020

ITMO University gives you the chance to become part of a vibrant community, buzzing with an intellectual and exciting environment. Located in such a beautiful city like St. Petersburg, it’s an excellent choice for getting your first experience of student life.

Allison Ascanio
Allison Ascanio

Allison Ascanio

Colombia, 2020

ITMO offers amazing facilities for its international students to make them feel comfortable in the academic environment. The university buildings are modern and the quality of the staff is exceptional: they're always ready to help and encourage you to get more involved in university events.

Sinith Withanage
Sinith Withanage

Sinith Withanage

Sri-Lanka, 2020

ITMO University provides an extraordinary atmosphere for international students to perform their research and to be engaged in top-rated programs under the supervision of well-experienced professionals.

Al-Dabbagh Harith Hussein Mohammed
Al-Dabbagh Harith Hussein Mohammed

Al-Dabbagh Harith Hussein Mohammed

Iraq, 2019

Why ITMO University? The answer is simple: it trains winners of international programming competitions and specialists with all the knowledge and skills needed for working at the forefront of technology.

Kanaris Alexandros
Kanaris Alexandros

Kanaris Alexandros

Greece, 2019

After completing the Foundation Program at ITMO University, I fell in love with the local atmosphere. I believe that the future belongs to technology. That’s why I decided to study at ITMO.

Abdalla Mohamed Abdelrahman Hassan
Abdalla Mohamed Abdelrahman Hassan

Abdalla Mohamed Abdelrahman Hassan

Egypt, 2019

I chose ITMO because of its high positions in international rankings. It gives its students all the comforts and conveniences needed. ITMO is not just a university, it’s my family.

Trieu Minh Tam
Trieu Minh Tam

Trieu Minh Tam

Vietnam, 2019

As a sports enthusiast, I’m glad that ITMO has a lot of sports facilities. I really like it here in St. Petersburg. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and I’m happy to study here together with such amazing people.

Wang Hui
Wang Hui

Wang Hui

China, 2019

In St. Petersburg, I met a lot of interesting people from all over the world. I had the chance to visit various museums and admire the city’s spectacular views. Also, ITMO hosts cool events for its international students, and I’m always glad to participate.  

Navindu Sachintha Malawarage
Navindu Sachintha Malawarage

Navindu Sachintha Malawarage

Sri-Lanka, 2016

I love programming, and ITMO is the best IT university in Russia. But it’s not only about education, ITMO also has very nice and friendly staff, a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities. I love ITMO. Every moment I spend at ITMO is a lifetime memory.

Violanti Christou
Violanti Christou

Violanti Christou

Cyprus, 2016

ITMO is a modern university with international ties and lots of research activity. I love the Russian culture and want to get my higher education here. St. Petersburg is a wonderful city by the sea. I think I made the right choice!

Ly Norin
Ly Norin

Ly Norin

Cambodia, 2016

I’m very glad to study at ITMO. It’s one of the top universities in Russia with numerous victories in programming competitions. ITMO has outstanding professors who are always happy to help their students. Efficient education and management system is proved by its history and achievements.

Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez
Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez

Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez

Colombia, 2016

Thanks to a grant from the Russian government, I got the chance to study in St. Petersburg, meet students from different countries, and learn new languages. The quality of Russian research is rapidly improving, and St. Petersburg is a great place for scientific studies.

Alexey Yulin
Alexey Yulin

Alexey Yulin

RUSSIA, 2016

I worked in Denmark, the UK and Portugal. I learned about ITMO’s Fellowship program from my colleagues. This program gives researchers an opportunity to work on various projects in St. Petersburg. One of the fields was especially interesting to me.

Ivan Shelykh
Ivan Shelykh

Ivan Shelykh

Iceland, 2016

I worked in France, the UK, and Brazil as a professor, then emigrated to Iceland. But I’ve always wanted to come back to St. Petersburg. That’s why I decided to join such a reputable university as ITMO. Here I can focus on my field of interest – condensed-matter physics and solid-state optics.

Xuan Jiadan
Xuan Jiadan

Xuan Jiadan

China, 2016

I am from China and have been living in St. Petersburg and studying at ITMO for some time now. I’m also learning Russian. It’s beautiful here and the instructors and students are very nice.

Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez
Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez

Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez

Ecuador, 2016

ITMO University is an excellent school, which was among the first to study optics and technology. There are many international students and therefore many cultures and languages. I love being an ITMO student and part of the ITMO.FAMILY!

Michel Kowalevski
Michel Kowalevski

Michel Kowalevski

FRANCE, 2016

ITMO University helps international students with documents and makes them feel comfortable in a new country. Here I acquire all the skills and knowledge I wanted. I focused on mechanics and sometimes translated articles from Russian.

Maximilien Lerat
Maximilien Lerat

Maximilien Lerat

FRANCE, 2016

I was the first student of the ESIEE Paris to enroll in ITMO’s double degree program. So, I was a key initiator of this collaboration. In Paris, I had numerous disciplines but it wasn’t an in-depth study. ITMO by contrast offers a wide range of detailed theoretical courses.

Hao Guannar
Hao Guannar

Hao Guannar

China, 2016

I studied at Changchun University of Science and Technology. In China, ITMO is considered very popular and prestigious. That’s why it was an easy choice for me. Plus, our schools have a long-standing relationship.

Zhao Xue
Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue

China, 2015

I love St. Petersburg because it’s a beautiful city. Even though it’s not very big and not very modern, it has many historical monuments, museums, and parks. The people here are also friendly and kind.

Gong Junyao
Gong Junyao

Gong Junyao

China, 2015

I wanted to study at ITMO University because I’m interested in engineering, economics, and financial software. I’d like to create a Chinese-Russian trading company. I’ve been interested in business ever since I was in high school. I love everything here – students, instructors. I love ITMO. Thank you!

Aleksey Dubovik
Aleksey Dubovik

Aleksey Dubovik

RUSSIA, 2015

I’ve been in St.Petersburg several times. My  field of interest lies in semiconducting nano-materials. It’s a very popular field in global science yet it’s not well-studied in Russia. That’s why I’d like to change it.

Vesela Georgieva
Vesela Georgieva

Vesela Georgieva

Bulgaria, 2015

I love studying at ITMO University – everything is well organized, people are friendly and helpful. Instructors do a good job at explaining and helping students. Campus facilities are well maintained, everything is very clean and convenient.

Xhonatan Hajdari
Xhonatan Hajdari

Xhonatan Hajdari

Albania, 2015

I’ve always wanted to study in St. Petersburg. It’s a big, old, and beautiful city with a unique culture and architecture.  I also like the Russian education system – it’s challenging yet effective.

Alexandra Sheremet
Alexandra Sheremet

Alexandra Sheremet

RUSSIA, 2015

I enjoy working at ITMO. My colleagues and I are about the same age, that is why it’s easy for me to communicate with them. The researchers are always on hand to help. Even if it’s not related to their field, they will draw analogies to understand and solve the problems.

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