Open Doors Russian 2024 Scholarship Program for International Students
The Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program targets gifted international students seeking to pursue master’s and postgraduate programs in Russia without incurring tuition fees.
Open Doors champions enjoy a complimentary early admission to any Russian university, exempt from entrance exams and with their tuition fees sponsored by the Russian Federation. These victors can seamlessly enroll in a program through a unified system, with the flexibility to select from various Russian universities. The language of instruction is either English or Russian, contingent on the chosen program and university.
The Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program Olympiad comprises two tracks—one for potential Master’s students and another for doctoral candidates (equivalent to Ph.D.). The Master’s track involves two rounds, while the doctoral track encompasses three rounds. The initial round assesses portfolios, followed by a problem-solving challenge in the second round. The third round for the doctoral track includes the selection of a prospective research supervisor for the chosen doctoral program (similar to Ph.D.) and an interview with them. The competition welcomes foreign citizens, stateless individuals, and compatriots residing abroad, who hold a Bachelor’s degree or are in the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree program in the year of the Olympiad for the Master’s track. For the doctoral track, participants should possess a Master’s or Specialist’s degree in the year of the Olympiad (equivalent to Ph.D.).
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Russia
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host Institution(s): Higher Institutions in Russia
Scholarship Worth: Not specified
Number of Awards: Several
Nationality: All Countries
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program:
- The competition is open to foreign citizens and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad, having a Bachelor’s degree or completing a Bachelor’s degree program in the year of the Olympiad final for the Master’s track and having a Master’s or Specialist’s degree for the doctoral track (analogous to PhD) in the year of the Olympiad final.
- All participants are expected to agree to the processing of personal data.
- The official languages of the Olympiad are English and Russian.
- The Olympiad is organized in Subjects, uniting several fields of Master’s studies (for the Doctoral track – several fields of doctoral studies). A Subject is a set of degree programs, having the same fundamental theoretical basis.
- The list of Subjects is published on the websites of higher education institutions – organizers of the Olympiad.
- The winners of the Olympiad, having a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to be admitted to Master’s degree programs run by Russian universities in the fields of study corresponding to the profile of the Olympiad within the quota established by the Government of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons (hereinafter – quota)
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Application Procedures for the Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program ( How to Apply):
Participants are required to complete online registration in the Olympiad registration system between September 15 and December 10, 2023. This can be done from any computer with internet access. To register, participants simply need to click the “PARTICIPATE” button on the Olympiad website http://www.od.globaluni.ru. Upon successful registration, participants gain entry to their personal accounts.
By registering, participants provide consent for the processing of their personal data in accordance with Russian Federation legislation. Each participant is allowed to register and participate in the Olympiad only once, possessing a single account during the year when the Olympiad is conducted. Any violation of this rule leads to the disqualification of the participant.
Throughout the registration process, participants furnish their personal data, login (equivalent to their email address), and a password. Post-registration, participants are automatically subscribed to receive all notifications regarding the Olympiad schedules and procedures.
Once registered, participants have access to information about the portfolio structure, evaluation criteria, and demo versions of tasks for the second stage.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2023
For more information visit the Official Website