MIPT is one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions and a leading university in Russia, included in top international university rankings. It offers the best in technical and fundamental education, perfected by decades of experience. Phystech, as the university is often called among its alumni, trains highly qualified specialists in theoretical and applied physics, applied mathematics, informatics, biotechnology, and the related disciplines, using the famous and unique set of educational practices known as the “Phystech system.”
The Phystech education system is based on a challenging blend of in-depth teaching of fundamental science and extensive practical work at the affiliated research institutions. The strong link between study and practice means students soon learn to apply their knowledge of theory in the real world.
MIPT graduates are in high demand by employers and are uniquely equipped for success in academia and industry alike. A Phystech education prepares you for anything life throws at you.
Who can participate
Participation is open to every high school students graduating in 2019 or within two years.
Why study in Russia at MIPT
1. Leading Russian university
The quality of education is high, so we are able to successfully compete with Western institutions of higher education. Moreover, in 2018 MIPT was listed as one of the top 100 best universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education reputation ranking.
2. Tuition-free education
Talented and prospective international undergraduate students can apply for a state grant that covers 100 percent of the tuition fees. The Phystech.International olympiad opens up additional opportunities for getting it.
3. The legendary “Phystech system”
The unique Phystech system has trained thousands of distinguished scientists and entrepreneurs. Among MIPT alumni and faculty have been 10 Nobel Prize winners and more than 20 people listed by Forbes. They include David Yang, founder and chairman of the board of directors of ABBYY, and Nikolay Storonsky, founder of Revolut, one of the most promising fintech startups in Europe.
4. Education in English
MIPT has three English-taught bachelor’s degree programs: in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science. You can also study in Russian. For this purpose, the university provides a one-year preparatory language course.
5. Diverse range of student activities
MIPT offers different kinds of sports activities, from football and basketball to yachting and mountain climbing. For instance, our campus is very close to the Klyazma river and the Phystech yacht club has existed since the ’50s and has always been among the three leaders in the student yachting sport of Russia. In addition, there is a drama class, a photo and video studio, and a university choir. Every day, the camus hosts public lectures given by our international visiting professors, representatives of the leading industries, well-known scientists, and MIPT alumni.
As an MIPT student, you will also have an unlimited access to the coworking university spaces with a high-speed internet connection.
6. Student discounts
As an MIPT student you will have discounts of up to 50 percent for transport tickets and entertainment: museums, exhibitions, cinemas, and so on.
7. Great location
Our campus is located in Dolgoprudny, a small city near Moscow, but there’s a great transport connection. We’re 30 minutes away from the city center by a suburban train and 20 minutes away from the Central Botanical Garden and VDNKh, a permanent trade show that doubles up as an amusement park.
Participation in the Olympiads gives a chance to prove yourself in the field of mathematics and physics. For many winners this is an opportunity to be included into the database of promising and talented students, receive diplomas. Olympiad winners and prize awardees will have an advantage when applying to the state grant for tuition-free education.
How to start
Register at the website and choose one or both subject areas. In order to start solving problems in physics or mathematics, the participant needs to click the “Begin the competition” or “Continue the competition” button in the appropriate subject at the event line. These buttons will be available during the online stage. After clicking one of them, the participant will have access to problems and will be able to fill in the answer boxes and edit them from Sept. 25 until Nov. 30, 2018. After that, all answers will be committed and no longer available for editing. Each Olympiad consists of 10 problems.
Stages of the Olympiad
The olympiad is conducted in two stages. The first stage is a qualifying round held online. The second stage is final and will be held on site, in the cities of the participating countries. It spans two days, one for mathematics and one for physics. The list of countries and cities that will hold Olympiads will be listed on the website no later than December, 2. Participation is free, and all contestants are competing on equal terms.
In order to participate in the final stage of the Phystech.International olympiad, a participant has to be a first-, second-, or third-grade winner in the online stage based on the amount of points gained in each of the subjects. The winners of the final stage of Phystech.International 2017 are invited directly to the final stage of this year’s Phystech.International, without the need to participate in the online competition.
Dates in 2018
Sept. 25-Nov. 30 — Online stage
Dec. 8 — Final stage in mathematics
Dec. 9 — Final stage in physics