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In order to be considered for the Master's programme "Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation", an applicant is required to prepare the following application package:


1. Obligatory documents (provide maximum 85 points)

  • Bachelor, Master or Specialist diplomawith all attachments;
  • Letter of motivation(up to 3000 letters in English):


The letter should include the following information:

- The aims of professional development as well as  explanation of how the Master’s  programme may help you achieve your academic or career goals;
- Rationale for choosing this Master’s degree programme;
- Career plans after obtaining this Master’s degree;
- Additional information which you believe is important for evaluating your application.

 CV should cover information on professional experience, career achievements, the stages of professional career, personal qualities. All academic achievements and professional experience should be confirmed by relevant documents (certificates, copies of the labor books, recent GMAT and etc.)


For double degree diploma candidates:
      • additional motivation letter for a partner university;
      • *valid English language certificate only for the DDPs with UM, SNU, Torino Politecnico is required (for the 2nd year of studies). The certificate has to be obtained during the last 2 years. TOEFL (minimum 90 points), IELTS (minimum 6.5), a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade A, B, C), a Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A, B, C) or the similar English language certificates are accepted.

*Only DDP with Seoul National University, University of Maastricht, Turin Polytechnic University.

For DDP with Technical University of Berlin a language certificate is not required.

2. Advantageous (not obligatory) documents (provide additional 15 points)

    • Overview / copies scientific published and reviewed works, articles, contributions research projects;
    • Active contribution(s) to foreign language conferences/ seminars, receipt of scholarships/ grants;
    • Letters of recommendation (preferably in English language);
    • Valid English language certificates (TOEFL minimum 90 points, IELTS minimum 6.5obtained during the last 2 years);


3. Assessment procedure

All applicants are interviewed in person. In exceptional cases remote interviews (skype) can be taken. The assessment is done by an expert committee considering the application package and the interview. Native English speakers or none-Russian native speakers are involved in the interviews to assess English language capabilities.

Assessment Criteria

Maximum points



Background and personal achievements


English language capability


Articles, research projects, conference participation (as a speaker), grants


English language certificate (TOEFL/IELTS)





For more information on the application procedure and deadlines for international candidates, please, refer to the section How to Apply (For international applicants)