Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project


A Master's degree in Russia? Sign me up! Students from all over the globe can now study for free on a Master’s program at one of Russia and the world’s top universities thanks to Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project that has just been launched in Russia.

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is Russia’s first international competition for prospective Master's students. The competition is held with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency; the Association “Global Universities” acts as the organizer. The project is the first to give students from all over the world a unique opportunity to enroll in a Master’s program in Russia without entrance exams and using a single-window system: entrants can choose any one of more than 500 universities in 80 Russian cities, from Kaliningrad to Siberia and the Far East. That includes universities listed in top international rankings, such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, as well as 21 leading universities participating in Project 5-100 – a Russian academic excellence initiative aimed at strengthening the position of the Russian education on the global market. Winners of the competition will enjoy early admission and tuition-free education in a university of their liking International Competition ‘Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project’

Tomsk State University welcomes the participants of the international competition Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project!

The full list of the subject areas you can find here.


International students, stateless persons, and Russian citizens living abroad, who already have a Bachelor’s degree or those who are completing a Bachelor’s program in 2019 can take part.


To participate in the Open Doors, participants need to register online in the system from October 1 to December 15, 2019, you should click the "Participate" button on the Olympiad website.

After completing the registration, the participant gets access to the personal account.


Participants who have successfully passed the two rounds and whose overall score puts them in the top 25% shall be deemed ‘Award Winners’.


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