Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s & PhD at one of the leading universities in Russia.
The Russian Federation has organized the Open Doors International Olympiad for the fourth time. This year introduces a doctoral track (analogous to Ph.D.) in addition to the usual master’s track. Depending on the chosen direction, the winners of the Olympiad will be able to enroll for free in the master’s or postgraduate programs of their chosen University. Participants of the doctoral track will be able to choose a future research supervisor and pass an interview with them during the Olympiad.
Participation in the Olympiad and further education at the University are possible in Russian or English.Table of Content
The Olympiad is organized by The Association of Global Universities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudichestvo). The competition is aimed at talented foreign students who would like to enroll in master's and postgraduate programs in Russia for free. The winners of the Open Doors are granted a free early admission at any Russian university, without entrance examinations and... read more
Your tuition fee will be paid by the Russian Federation. You will only have to cover your travel and accommodation costs, insurance and personal expenses.
Foreigners can participate in the Olympiad, as well as compatriots permanently residing abroad.
Participants of the master’s track must have a bachelor’s or specialist’s degree or be completing an appropriate level of education in 2021. Participants of the doctoral track will need a specialist’s or a master’s degree.
Both master’s and doctoral tracks include 2 rounds that are held online. The first round is a portfolio competition. Those who have been successfully selected after the evaluation of the portfolios are invited to take part in the second round – the Olympiad itself, which is a series of proctored online tests.
Doctoral track includes one additional round which consists of an interview with potential research advisors at the participant’s choice. If the interview is successful, the participant chooses a research advisor from among those who gave them a pass.
For more details, visit the programme website