Who can apply?
Early and mid stage PhD students. However, we will also consider strong applications by MSc students subject to space and availability. We also have a separate application category for postdocs, faculty and industry practitioners. Industrial applicants can also obtain tickets via industry sponsorship.
When can I apply?
The application system is open until the 31st of May 2019. See the application page for more information on the process, and other important dates.
How do I apply?
Please see the Application section
How much does it cost?
Includes shuttle to the venue, daily lunches & two coffee breaks, Moscow tour and two social events.

  • Students: $400 (Stipends covering accommodation and registration are available, see below for details)
  • Postdocs in academia and other faculty: $550
  • Members of industry: $1000
  • Students enrolled at Russian universities: 6000 ₽
Which are the important dates to pay attention to?
  • Mon, 4 March 2019: Application system opens.
  • Fri, 31 May 2019 23:59 Pacific Time: Deadline for applications and submission of reference letters.
  • Mid-June 2019: Notification of acceptance.
  • Late June 2019: Registration fees due.
  • Mon, 26 August to Fri, 6 September 2019: MLSS takes place.
How should I arrange accommodation?
Stay tuned to hear more information about travel and accommodation!
What is the poster session?
Posters are a long-standing tradition at the MLSS. Each applicant is asked to bring along a poster presentation covering some of their own work. While the day program covers broad areas of general interest, the poster sessions offer participants a chance to discuss their own work with their peers. The poster presentations will be a relaxed affair: Posters will be distributed across a room, with participants presenting to small groups of two or three standing in front of their posters.
Does my poster need to be new work?
Posters can be both existing and unpublished work (ongoing work, or work resulting from undergraduate projects is also fine, were applicable).
Are there any travel grants or scholarships for attending the Summer School?
Full and partial (25%) stipends are available to students with a strong profile.
Accommodation is covered for the best applications.
Recipients will be informed of the details in their confirmation mail.
Please, specify that you need financial support in the registration form.
I am not affiliated with any university or company currently. Can I still apply?
Please write "None" in the affiliation field and provide additional details in your motivation letter. You will still need to provide a letter of reference.
I live in Moscow, can I visit the school?
Registration is required for all participants. We will organize an open doors day for the community. Please check the page later for more information.
I need an invitation letter for the visa process. How do I get one?
Invitation letters for the visa application will be issued to all participants automatically with the information details provided during registration.
The application deadline is the 31st of May 2019