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Open Doors Russian Scholarship Project: registration is open


On October 5, 2019 Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project opened registration for the participants of the Olympiad. The Open Doors Olympiad is an international project that grants you an opportunity to enroll in a tuition-free Master's program at one of the leading universities in Russia.

The Olympiad is organized by the Association of Global Universities in collaboration with the Ministry Higher 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 (Rossotrudnichestvo).

More than 35,000 participants from 162 countries took part in the Olympiad in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, and over 400 winners and prize-winners got free early admission at the best Russian universities without entrance examinations and with tuition fees covered by the Russian Federation.

The Olympiad is held for foreign citizens, stateless persons, and compatriots living abroad holding Bachelor’s degree or graduating in 2020. All rounds of the Olympiad are held in the distance format. The languages of the Olympiad (as well as the languages of instruction on the chosen Master's program) are Russian and English.

400 winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad organized in 2019-2020 academic year, will be eligible for tuition-free enrollment in one of the Master’s programs covered by 11 subject areas of the Olympiad:

  • Business & Management
  • Biology
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Computer and Data Science
  • Linguistics & Modern Languages
  • Mathematics & Artificial intelligence
  • Psychology
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics

As well, the winners and prize-winners can receive other privileges and facilities by the decision of the universities - organizers of the Olympiad.

The Olympiad is held in two rounds:

The 1st round (October 5 – December 18, 2019) is a portfolio competition

The 2nd round (January 15 – 30, 2020) is a task completion

The results will be announced on February 20, 2020.

In 2019-2020 academic year National Research Nuclear University MEPhI coordinates the Olympiad in PHYSICS and ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY subject areas. The winners and prize-winners who decide to pursue Master’s studies at MEPhI can get enrollment in the majors in accordance with the chosen subject area. In 2019/2020 academic year 6 winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad got admission at MEPhI’s Master’s degree programs covered by PHYSICS and MATHEMATICS subject areas.

Website of Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project: https://od.globaluni.ru/en/

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project’s page at MEPhI website: https://eng.mephi.ru/study-with-us/contests

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