School of Molecular
and Theoretical Biology


The application call to the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology 2023 is now closed.

SMTB Admission Committee has finished evaluation of all applications and sent the results of the admission to SMTB-2023. We received many great applications and had more than 130 interviews with candidates. Each applicant should have received an email with the decision of the Admission Committee. If you had applied to the SMTB-2023 but did not get an email, please contact us at our official email after checking your spam folder. The Admission Committee cannot comment on specific decisions or give feedback on specific applications.

We thank all of the applicants who took the time to apply and the individuals who wrote the letters of support for their application. We are also grateful to everyone who helped spread the word about SMTB and the ongoing call.

SMTB is supported by the Zimin Foundation with additional funding from the HHMI.

All details about the coming SMTB-2023 season will be communicated to the accepted students and their parents.

Participation is free of charge for all accepted students. It includes living expenses, travel insurance and all materials required for lab work. We ask parents to cover traveling costs to the city where the School will take place. We realize that for some applicants the cost of transportation may be prohibitive. In that case, at the time of application we ask students to indicate that you will need additional financial aid for transportation. Should the student be accepted, the School will cover a part of, or, in exceptional cases, the entire cost of travel.

Lodging will be organized in one of the dormitories of the hosting institution with faculty and students living in the same building.

To participate in the school, the students will require a valid travel passport or other document that allows students to travel abroad. In some cases, students will also require a Schengen visa. The SMTB staff will offer all the necessary support and paperwork and, whenever appropriate, will offer financial assistance to cover the costs of the visa application fee and the travel to the nearest visa service center.

More details about SMTB season and F.A.Q. can be found on our website. Information about financial support can be found here.

The School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology does not discriminate, in the admission process or otherwise, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other potentially discriminatory factors or circumstances.

We strive to present an equal opportunity for all applicants. Inquiries regarding the application process or other aspects of SMTB can be addressed to us through our email to our Manager Anna Puzyreva or by telephone to our Scientific Director, Fyodor Kondrashov (+81-70-1478 0347)

SMTB Admissions Committee