Palisad dormitories
Everything you need to know about living in the Skoltech dormitories
In 2020 we have opened the Palisad dormitory complex on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center. It is within walking distance of the campus. The complex consists of 5 modern dormitory buildings, each with 6 floors of living space for more than 190 students. Master's students are accommodated in 4-6 people apartments, up to 4 people per room. PhD students are accommodated in 2-4 people apartments, with up to 3 people per room.
The Palisad Dormitory complex is located on the Skolkovo territory, within a 20-minute walking distance from Skoltech (or a 5-minute drive). The Skolkovo territory has several free shuttles circulating every 10-15 minutes.

Palisad is part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, which means students get access to the same facilities as all Skolkovo residents:

  • Good transport infrastructure, including bicycles and free transportation on the Skolkovo territory.
  • Food & shopping locations, including grocery stores, cafés, restaurants and many other things. There are some malls for shopping and entertainment within a comfortable driving distance.
  • Skolkovo sports & recreation facilities and parks
  • Separate garbage collection and utilization

To get the exact directions on how to get to Palisad dormitories on your first day in Moscow (as well as some helpful navigation tips), click here.

apartment types
Palisad dormitory has 15 categories of apartments, which are categorized based on the students' level of studies and status (Master's, PhD, families, etc.).

According to the General provisions of sublease agreement and Accommodation Regulations dormitory rates are to be established by the Order of the president of Skoltech.

Minimum length of stay is 3 weeks unless confirmed differently by Dormitory Head.

Check-in time is 2 p.m., check-out time is 12 p.m. Early check-in and late check-out are charged as one night stay according to the rates.
    MSc student accommodation
    PhD student accommodation
    Family accommodation
    Master's Student accommodation
    Master's students are allocated in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in groups of 3-6 people. You will get up to 3 roommates.

    MSc student (incl. visiting students) dormitory fee is 11,650 RUB per bed per month (55% subsidization from the rack rate).

    Dormitory fees for MSc students under the HRH Princess of Thailand program are established in separate regulations.
    PhD Student accommodation
    PhD students are allocated in studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments in groups of 2-4 people. You will get up to 2 roommates.

    PhD student (incl. visiting students) dormitory fee is 15,500 RUB per bed per month (40% subsidization from the rack rate).
    Family accommodation
    Married couples and families are allocated in studios. For details on requesting a studio for your family, please visit this page.

    Family Room for a family of 2 active Skoltech students is 15,500 RUB per bed per month (40% subsidization from the rack rate).

    Family Room for a family of 1 active Skoltech student and his\her spouse is 41,300 RUB per apartment per month (40% subsidization from the rack rate for active student spot).

    Children of up to 18 y.o. could be accommodated free of charge together with their parents in case of confirmed family accommodation. Additional bed for children is not provided and is a subject of your own responsibility.
    Students who require short-term accommodation (less than an academic year) are allocated in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in groups of 4-6 people. You will get up to 3 roommates.

    Accommodation for prospective students is free if the student stays for a maximum of 3 nights.

    Dormitory fees for MSc students under the HRH Princess of Thailand program, Global Campus students and auditing students are established in separate regulations.
    what's included (and what's not)
    Apartment features
    • A Smart Home System
    • A fully equipped kitchen with cutlery, crockery and dishwashing machine
    • A fully equipped sleeping place with a set of bed linen, bath towels, pillow, and demi-seasonal duvet
    • 1-2 shared bathrooms per apartment (depending on your apartment size)
    • Common chill zone with couch & TV
    • Wardrobe or storage place
    More facilities
    • Surveillance system
    • RFID key to open entrance door with intercom
    • Elevators
    • Dedicated reception for students
    • Common room
    • Storage (coming soon)
    • Wi-Fi
    What you'll need to bring
    • Hairdryer
    • Household chemicals, food and spices, aluminum foil, plastic wrap and so on.
    • Your personal items you can't imagine your life without
    • Religious attribute
    • Plants, decor
    • SIM-cards
    accommodation rules and regulations
    To become (and be) a resident of the Palisad dormitories, residents must familiarize themselves with all accommodation rules. Please do it before requesting a spot.
    Payment procedure starting on June 1, 2021
    If you choose to continue living in the dormitories for the fees indicated above, here is how the payment procedure will work:

    1. On 3rd-8th day of each month, you will be receiving an email with an invoice to be paid by the 10th day of the month. Pay attention: invoice for accommodation and for damages\fines or fees are separate.

    2. You will need to follow the QR code, use your mobile banking app or visit a bank office to pay each invoice separately stating clearly the number of invoices on payment documents.

    3. In case the invoice isn't paid within 2 months, we are free to waive the amount together with penalties from your scholarship based on a signed agreement at the time of your arrival. Of course, we will try to remind you about outstanding invoices, still, this stays on our goodwill (not obligatory action from our side). We do not recommend waiting until this moment because that might cause a big amount deduction at once what can affect your monthly budget plans.

    4. In case you are leaving the apartment (checking out), the final invoices will reach you several days after you have checked out on the standard day of invoices mass-sending.
    how to request a spot in the dorms
    Prepare and send a booking request
    Review the accommodation regulations, room options and instructions on how to book a spot. Prepare all the required information.
    Submit a booking request
    Fill out a booking form to send a request. Please note, sending a request does not yet confirm your resevation.
    Pass assessments
    You will receive an email confirming we've seen your request. The email will contain several assessments required for officially booking your spot in the dorms.
    Get a booking confirmation and pre-arrival letter
    After you complete all assessment, we will process your request (it may take some time). Once your request is booked, you will receive a checklist with the next steps and navigation advice a few days before check-in.
    How can I make reservation?
    Please click here to reserve a spot.
    Does Skoltech provide any transfer from the airport?
    No, you will need to figure this part on your own. Here are some helpful navigation tips.
    When I can check-in or check-out?
    You can check-in from 2 p.m.
    You can check-out before 12 p.m.
    If you need early or late check-in/out, please, contact us. Early check-in (before 11 a.m.) and late check-out (after 3 p.m.) are charged in the amount of one night stay according to the rates.

    The dorm reception is open from 10 AM to 10 PM for all other questions.
    Are there any deposits for Dorm accommodation?
    No, no deposits or guarantee payments exist in Dorm.

    However, when you are checking-in you'll have to sign up a certificate of transfer (when are checking-out - certificate of return) with all furniture and supplies written in. So you are responsible for its safety and correct usage. See the document samples under 'booking documents' here.
    How can I make migration registration slip in Palisad?
    Our Migration Team will do this automatically. You need to follow the regulations and rules described here.
    How easily can I access apartment in late hours?
    There is no special entering regime established so far. However, we do recommend following the rules of well common being and common sense while returning home in the late hours in order not to disturb your neighbors. Each student would have his own key from the apartment and block (RFID key).
    Can we install any lock to sleeping room(s) door?
    No, this is strictly prohibited as believed to be the apartment damage and is subject to disciplinary actions. Moreover, this is prohibited by Fire Protection regulations [Your safety is our top priority!]
    Can I move or swap my bed with another student?
    First of all, it will be possible not earlier than in a month after check-in.

    1. You should find a person, who will swap the bed with you.
    2. All roommates should agree with such a swap.
    3. Make sure that you match the 0-1 range. It's possible only for 0-1 range students and once in 5 months [one time per semester]
    4. Inform the Dormitory Head. Only after you receive this approval you will be able to swap your beds.
    Why I can't choose my room or roommates?
    Unfortunately, we can't give you opportunity to choose your room or roommates because we have over 200 students to allocate and we can't please all your desires physically. Rules are the same for everyone.

    How could I get evicted from an apartment?
    • In case your sublease agreement expired
    • For gross violation of the rules of University or repeated minor occasions that caused disciplinary penalties
    • In case you 'lose' Skoltech Student status:
    - Graduation / 'expelling' from University [you have 3 days to leave Russia in such a case]
    - You are in academic leave
    - You are into academic mobility
    - You are in maternity/paternity leave
    What if I got sick?
    If you have a contact disease, we'll temporarily relocate you in isolation room. You should provide doctor's certificate with the specified period of the recommended isolation to Dormitory Head.

    If you are temporarily disabled, we'll try to relocate to specialized room for disabled, regretfully, we can't promise it.
    Can I invite guests?
    Yes, you can. You can invite them during the day, but your guests can't sleep in the dorm (nor day, nor night). You must notify us and receive a response from about your guests' arrival no later than 3 hours prior.
    Can my family/friends stay in my apartment for a night?
    Regretfully, we can't accommodate your family overnight [except married couples permanent accommodation], however, we can suggest you friendly hotels and give you informational support regarding LOI, visa, accommodation and registration.
    What if equipment got broken?
    1. Contact the Dormitory Head. You should attach the item description and origin of the situation, photo or video.
    2. In a few days commission will come to check what has happened.
    3. In case it is warranty case company will fix it for free.
    4. The commission will decide the amount of the compensation (all prices are listed in the Appendix to the Certificate of Transfer document. See here under 'booking paperwork'). Then you will have to fix the damage or buy the same new item. We follow to the principles of collective responsibility.
    Get support
    If you have any questions, need advice in choosing your accommodation or support in reserving a dormitory place, please contact the Skoltech Dormitory Team at, +7 915 350 05 34 (consider working hours).

    In case you are a current resident and have an emergency, contact Dormitory Head Irina Morozova at or at +7-963-6055025.