Study Abroad: Winter IT School (Tomsk State University)

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017

Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA, and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and

Tomsk State University is planning a Winter IT School (January 22 – February 3, 2018).
The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.

Winter IT school

Dates: 22 January —03 February 2018
Location: Tomsk
Target Group: IT students
Language: English
Cultural Program: Sightseeing tour around the city, museums, concerts of classical, Russian folk and popular music, theatre, picnics, etc.
Number of students (min): 8
Food and Accommodation: University residence hall (3 pers. per room), coffee breaks
Course Fees: 40 000 rubles (tuition, airport transfer, cultural program, studying materials, coffee breaks, accommodation).

All participants are guaranteed accommodation in the new TSU dormitory.

Transportation to Tomsk and back: paid by the students.

Application Deadline: Extended to Dec. 1, 2017

Documents to be attached to the application form:

  1. A brief CV in English (attach a scanned copy of supporting documents, if any).
  2. A completed application form
  3. A copy of passport for an invitation
  4. A completed TSU visa application form

Many IT companies nowadays struggle with developing a quality product and not wasting time on unnecessary changes which are caused by a customer’s ever changing vision of how a product should look. One of the most common causes of failure of startups is that entrepreneurs are too optimistic about how easy it will be to execute a project. During our winter school we will learn what to do to define a project’s required effort. Our team will lead you through all the stages of creating a successful start-up. The school is loaded with workshops on topics like software requirements management, risk management, team management, software architecture design, and technical documentation development.

TSU’s team is comprised of young and aspiring PhD students with experience in creating start-ups and is currently developing an information system for TSU.

To apply for participation in either program, students should send the following documents to
  • application for participation
  • visa invitation form
  • the scan of passport information page

These forms can be requested from or

Contact us:
Elmira Sadykova
International Students Services Centre
Tomsk State University
3a Buyanovskiy Lane,
Office 15, Tomsk, Russia,
+7(3822) 785-606