Frequently Asked Questions

Can I study at the Yandex School of Data Analysis while studying or working elsewhere at the same time?
Yes, you can. The School offers evening courses.
How many hours per week does it take to study at the School?
On average, the study load is about 15-20 hours per week, including 9-12 hours for preparing homework.
Is it mandatory to take up an internship at Yandex after graduating from the School?
No, it is not. Internships are optional. However, those students who intend to work at Yandex, are advised to take an internship.
Why English skills are required? How strong should they be?
We often invite guest lecturers who teach and give talks in English, and students are expected to understand them. Besides, most of contemporary technical literature is in English.
Can students drop out of the School?
Yes, a student can be expelled for poor results after any semester or at the midterms.
How much does it cost to study at the School?
There are no admission fees at the Yandex School.
How is the distance learning organized?
The distance learning program is aimed at candidates from cities that don’t have a Yandex school. Distance students have access to the School’s online classes and other resources and keep in touch their tutors via email.
Where can I find information about the bioinformatics department?
The bioinformatics department became an independent academic institution in 2013. You can find more information on its website.
If you have further questions, please email us at or write to the school you wish to apply to.
Saint Petersburg (Computer Science Center)