Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for Early Admission to a tuition-free Master's Program at one of the Leading Universities in Russia.
The Open Doors Academic Competition (Olympiad) is an international project that grants you an opportunity to enroll in a tuition-free Master's programme at one of the leading universities in Russia.
— The project has been developed by Russian leading academic experts and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
— The Olympiad is organized in two rounds. Both rounds are held online.
— You can choose several subject areas and apply to any number of universities.
— You can get all the advantages of early admission
The Olympiad is organized by The Association of Global Universities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science 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 a Master's programme in Russia for free.
The winners and prize-winners of the Open Doors are granted a free early admission at any Russian university, without entrance examinations and with tuition fees covered by the Russian Federation.
The competition winners and prize-winners will be able to enroll in the Master's programme using a single window system, choosing any of 500 Russian universities, including 21 leading universities-participants of the 5-100 Project.
The language of instruction is English or Russian depending on the chosen Master's programme and the university.
The competition is held online in two rounds: a portfolio competition followed by a problem-solving round.
Participation is open to graduates with a Bachelor or a Specialist degree from any university in the world (except Russian).
RULES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE OPEN DOORS: RUSSIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT
1. The Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Olympiad’) is organized by the Association of Global Universities for prospective Master’s students. The competition is open to foreigners and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad, having a degree or completing a degree programme not lower than Bachelor level in the year of the Olympiad. All participants are expected to consent to the processing of personal data.
2. The Olympiad is organized in several subject areas – i.e. fields of knowledge that cover groups of programme tracks a Master's student can follow. A programme track is a set of Master programmes with a common fundamental background. The list of programme tracks corresponding with subject areas of the Olympiad is available on the websites of all universitiesorganizers of the Olympiad.
3. The official languages of the Olympiad are English and Russian.
4. The winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad, having a degree or completing a degree programme not lower than Bachelor level in the year of the Olympiad are eligible to enrol in one of the Master’s programmes covered by the Olympiad subject areas without paying a tuition fee. The winners and prize-winners choose an educational programme taught in English or in Russian that is applicable for foreign students.
5. The university determines the level of proficiency in Russian while admitting of the winner or the prize-winner. The winners and the prize-winners who need to improve the level of proficiency in Russian are eligible to have a preparatory Russian language course in the chosen university, if necessary. Enrolment in the Master’s programmes taught in Russian is only possible after a successful completion of the Russian language course.
6. The Olympiad is held online in two rounds, using an Open Doors electronic platform. The first (qualifying) round is a competition of portfolios, and the second (final) round is a problemsolving challenge. The online format of the competition implies establishing the participant’s identity as well as checking the independence of his/her performance during the final round.
7. The Olympiad is free to enter. There is no participation fee.
8. All official information related to the organization of the Olympiad (documents regulating the organization of the Olympiad, training materials for participants, schedules, the results of the Olympiad, etc.) are posted on the Olympiad website.
9. The Olympiad Project Office clarifies all questions pertaining to the organization of the Olympiad that may arise.
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