Russian Government Scholarship Project (Open Doors): Registration round commences for the Open Doors 2021-2022. The Open Doors – Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free program at one of the leading universities in Russia.
The Russian Federation has organized the Open Doors International Olympiad for the fourth time. This year introduces a doctoral track (analogous to Ph.D.) in addition to the usual master’s track. Depending on the chosen direction, the winners of the Olympiad will be able to enroll for free in the master’s or postgraduate programs of their chosen University.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Open Doors/Association of Global Universities
Scholarship to be taken at: Universities in Russia
Scholarship Type: Full Tuition Scholarships
Scholarship Slots: 300+ Scholarships.
Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters and PhD)
Nationality: International Students
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- Foreigners can participate in the Olympiad, as well as compatriots permanently residing abroad.
- Participants of the master’s track must have a bachelor’s or specialist’s degree or be completing an appropriate level of education in 2021.
- Participants of the doctoral track will need a specialist’s or a master’s degree.
Compared to the previous year’s 11 subject areas, this year there are 14. The new ones are “Clinical Medicine & Public Health”, “Earth Sciences” and “Education”. Some of the other subject areas have been updated and renamed: “Biology”, “Psychology”, “Physics”, “Chemistry” and “Economics” have been changed into “Biology & Biotechnology”, “Neuroscience & Psychology”, “Physical Sciences”, “Chemistry & Materials Science” and “Economics & Econometrics” respectively.
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How-to-Apply: Both master’s and doctoral tracks include 2 rounds that are held online. The first round is a portfolio competition. Those who have been successfully selected after the evaluation of the portfolios are invited to take part in the second round – the Olympiad itself, which is a series of proctored online tests. Interest candidates can click here to start registration.
Application Deadline: Registration is open from September 15, 2021, to December 10, 2021.