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, and 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.

Who can participate?

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 2021 can take part.

How to participate?

To participate in the Open Doors, participants need to register online in the system, so you should click the "Participate" button on the Olympiad website.

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

Award winners

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


Russian and English

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

TSU is the organizer of Biology & Biotechnology, Neuroscience & Psychology, and Linguistics & Modern Languages areas.

In addition, you can try your hand in the areas of other universities: Computer & Data Science, Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence, Business & Management, Politics & International Studies, Physical Sciences, Chemistry & Materials Science, Economics & Econometrics, Engineering & Technology, Clinical Medicine & Public Health, Earth Sciences, and Education.

At TSU winners of the Olympiad will receive:

  • Academic scholarship during the first semester (up to 10,000 rubles, masters track)
  • Reduction in the cost of training for master's programs by 40%

If you want to know more about Tomsk State University, you can view our website, where you can find the information about:

the university its positions in rankings list of our programs in Russian and English information about Tomsk

or you can also write to our Facebook page or to the VK page of the Olympiad, feel free to ask questions.