Open Doors Russian Scholarship is starting for the fifth time!
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.
Foreigners from ANY country can participate in the Olympiad, as well as compatriots permanently residing abroad and stateless persons. Participants of the master’s track must have a bachelor’s or specialist’s degree or be completing an appropriate level of education in 2022. Participants of the doctoral track will need a specialist’s or a master’s degree.
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.
To be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the follow:
- 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 2022. 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.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
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.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should apply using the link below;
Note: Please note that currently ALL foreign students are allowed to enter Russia, but each university has its own guidelines on how exactly to do it. Also, if you apply and are accepted as a winner by both Open Doors and Rossotrudnichestvo, you’ll have to choose only one scholarship – getting both is impossible.
Deadline: December 10, 2022
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