Apply For 2024 Open Doors Russian International Scholarships, Russia

  • Application Deadline: December 10, 2023


The Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program Olympiad is now open for prospective Master’s and doctoral students (equivalent to Ph.D.) who wish to study in Russia. The Olympiad is a unique competition that consists of two tracks for Master’s and three tracks for doctoral students.

  • Scholarship Type: Masters, Ph.D.
  • Value & Duration of Award: The Open Doors Scholarship provides a full scholarship program for Masters and Ph.D. students.
  • Eligible Countries: International Students
  • Host Universities: List of Host Universities

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Open Doors Russian Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The competition is open to foreign citizens, including compatriots living abroad.
  • For the Master’s track, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or be completing a Bachelor’s degree program in the year of the Olympiad final.
  • For the doctoral track (equivalent to Ph.D.), you must have a Master’s or Specialist’s degree 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).
  • 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 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.

How to Apply:

  • Participants should register online in the Olympiad registration system from September 15 to December 10, 2023.
  • Registration can be done from any computer with internet access.
  • After successful registration, participants gain access to their personal accounts.
  • By registering, participants give their consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
  • A participant may register and take part in the Olympiad only once (possessing a single account) during the year when the Olympiad is conducted. Any breach of this rule results in the participant’s disqualification.

The competition provides an excellent opportunity for international students to pursue their Master’s or Ph.D. studies in Russia. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply before the December 10, 2023 deadline.


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