Ph.D. course and its specialties

Foreign citizens having completed higher education at Master level or equivalent can be accepted to PhD course on the intergovernmental agreements (with the scholarship from the Russian budget), or on the payment basis. Education at PhD course is provided in Russian language on the following Directions of scientific-pedagogical expert training and on the appropriate specialties. The PhD course duration is three or four years (depending on Direction). When it is necessary to study Russian language, the candidates to PhD course are accepted to the annual Preliminary Course. Annual Preliminary Course duration is one year.

The scientific supervisor from the most qualified MPEI professors or scientific researchers is nominated to each PhD student. The education at PhD course includes the deep studying of the theoretical fundamentals of the chosen specialty and fulfillment of the independent scientific research, the main results of which should be published in the printed journals, which are recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission.

The educational process is divided to semesters: the academic year has two semesters of five months each. Two months (July and August) are the vacations for the PhD students. The detailed working plan is formed for each semester and at its end the attestation of each PhD students is conducted at the meeting of department. At this attestation the estimation of the fulfilled plan is discussed with the recommendations to PhD student and to his supervisor. During the education at PhD course all candidates should pass through the official exams on Russian Language, History and Philosophy of Science, Special Discipline and the State Final Exam.

The prepared thesis is the result of education at PhD course, which after the final report at the department can be transferred to the Scientific Council session for the official defense. In the case of successful defense at Scientific Council, all documents should be sent to Higher Attestation Commission of Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, which conducts the thesis inspection and makes the final decision about awarding the PhD degree.

In order to be accepted at MPEI PhD course on the intergovernmental Agreements, the foreign citizen should contact to National Ministry of Education of his/her country or with representatives of Russian Organization “Rossotrudnichestvo” (through the Russian Embassy). Acceptation at PhD course is arranged on the base of the Order issuing by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.

In order to be accepted at MPEI PhD course on the payment basis, the foreign citizen should contact the MPEI Department of Foreign PhD Students and Trainees ( and announce his/her wish to enter the PhD course on the payment basis. After that, the applicant should send to the mentioned address the following set of documents:

  • Application form;
  • The copies of the first two pages of national passport;
  • The copies of the educational document about the previous education with the transcript (the confirmed list of passed disciplines with the grades);
  • The copies of his/her scientific papers (if any);
  • Recommendations of the scientists and experts;
  • Full Address for the letter exchange (usual mail address with post-code);
  • Fax number and E-mail address;
  • Motivation letter
  • The summary (the abstract) concerning the future theme of PhD thesis which can be the published or prepare scientific paper or the separate text 3-4 pages in English or in Russian

These documents are necessary for making the final decision by the specific MPEI department about the acceptation. When the decision is positive, the applicant will be informed about the MPEI consent to accept at PhD course in written form, and he is informed about financial conditions of future education. When necessary, the applicant may get the text of the future contract.

After that, the applicant should confirm in written form his consent to conditions of education, and MPEI send the set of documents in the Federal Migration Agency for the official invitation. The origin of this invitation is sent to the applicant for getting the entry visa in Russian Consulate.

Acceptation at PhD course is performed after successful passing through the entering testing (exams) on Philosophy, Russian Language, Special Discipline.


01.06.01  Direction of Mathematics and Mechanic
01.02.06 Dynamics and Strength of Machines, Devices and Equipment

03.06.01 Direction of Physics and Astronomy
01.04.14 Thermophysics and Theoretical Heat Engineering

04.06.01 Direction of Chemical Science
02.00.05 Electric Chemistry

09.06.01 Direction of Informatics and Computer Engineering
05.13.11 Mathematical Support and Software for Computers, Computing Complexes and Computer Networks
05.13.15 Computing Machines, Complexes and Computer Networks
05.13.17 Theoretical issues of information theory

11.06.01 Direction of Electronics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems
05.12.04 Radio Engineering including Systems and Devices for Radio Navigation and Television
05.12.07 Antennas, Microwave Devices and its Technologies
05.12.14 Radar Technologies and Radio Navigation
05.27.01 Solid State Electronics, Radio Electronic Components, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Devices on Quantum Effects

12.06.01 Direction Photonics, Instrumentation, Optical and Bio-Engineering Systems and Technologies
05.11.01 Devices and Methods for Measurements of Electrical and Magnetic Variables
05.11.07 Optical and Opto-Electronic Devices and Complexes
05.11.13 Instruments and checking methods for environment

13.06.01 Direction of Electrical and Thermal Engineering
05.04.03 Machines and Apparatuses of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, of Conditioning Systems and Life Support
05.04.12 Turbo Machines and Combined Turbo Installations
05.09.01 Electromechanics and Electrical Apparatuses
05.09.02 Electrical Engineering Materials and Articles
05.09.03 Electrical Engineering Complexes and Systems
05.09.05 Theoretical Electrical Engineering
05.09.07 Lighting Engineering
05.09.10 Electrical Technologies
05.09.12 Power Electronics
05.14.01 Electrical Power Engineering Systems and Complexes
05.14.02 Electrical Plants and Electrical Power Systems
05.14.04 Industrial Heat Engineering
05.14.08 Power Installations based on Renewable Energy Sources
05.14.12 High Voltage Technologies
05.14.14 Thermal Power Plants, its Power Systems and Installations

14.06.01 Direction of Nuclear, Thermal and Renewable Power Engineering and Appropriate Technologies
05.14.03 Nuclear Power Plants including Designing, Operation and Withdrawal

15.06.01 Direction Machine Building
05.04.13 Hydraulic Machines, Hydro-Pneumo Aggregates

16.06.01 Direction Physico-technical Sciences and Technologies
01.04.10 Semiconductor Physics

27.06.01 Direction of Control in Engineering Systems
05.11.16 Information-Measuring and Control Systems and Complexes (in industries)
05.13.01 System analysis, Control and Information Processing
05.13.06 Automation and Control of Technological Processes and Manufacturing (in industries)

38.06.01 Direction of Economic
08.00.05 Economics and National Economy Management

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