Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project

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Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project
Start: 17 December 2019

On December 18, 2019, registration for the Open Doors Olympiad for foreign graduate students is completing. The Open Doors Academic Competition (Olympiad) was organized by the Global Universities Association, represented by 21 member universities (participants of the 5-100 Project) as part of the “Export of Education” federal project.

For the 11 subject areas of the Olympiad, 33,369 people registered (1.5 times more than last year) from 190 countries (27 more than last year); they filled out 45,047 portfolios (67% more than last year).

This is the first project in Russia to attract talented international graduate students to study at leading Russian universities, embracing almost all countries of the world.

The Olympiad is held in Russian and English, in two stages, both online, which allows to attract the best-trained and motivated foreign graduate students from various countries to the leading Russian universities. The Olympiad provides for the promotion of Russian higher education on the open global market, competing for the best applicants with full rights.

The Olympiad takes place in the online format:

  • First round: registration and portfolio competition through the specifically designed for the Olympiad information platform
  • Second round: problem-solving in the regime of participant identification and online control over the entire process of the Olympiad tasks solving.

The results of the first round will be announced on December 30. The best participants will be admitted to the second round, which will take place in January 2020. The winners of the Olympiad will be announced on February 20, 2020.

The winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad are granted free education at any of the best Russian universities on the basis of the education quota of the RF Government. The winners and prize-winners of the Olympiad can get additional opportunities offered by the Olympiad organizing universities.

More than 300 quotas have been allocated for the participants in the 2019/2020 Olympiad.