International Olympiad Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project for graduate students is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and Rossotrudnichestvo. The organizer of the project is the Association “Global Universities”.
Victory in the Olympiad allows talented students from foreign countries to enroll in master’s and postgraduate studies at Russian universities without entrance examinations and study absolutely free (at the expense of the budget of the Russian Federation). Foreigners and compatriots permanently residing abroad can participate in the Olympics. Participants in the master’s track must have a bachelor’s or specialist’s degree or complete an education of the corresponding level in 2021. Participants in the postgraduate track will require a specialist or master’s degree.
The track Olympiad is held online in 2 stages. At the first stage, portfolios are evaluated. Participants who have successfully passed the selection are invited to the second stage, where they solve the Olympiad tasks, followed by a proctor’s check.
Period of the event2020-2021
Depending on the chosen track, the winners of the Olympiad received the opportunity to study free of charge under the master’s or postgraduate program of the chosen university. The participants of the postgraduate course already during the Olympiad chose the future scientific supervisor and had an interview with him.