Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project.

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project.


TSU invites your students to take part in Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project.

It is the Russia’s first international competition for prospective Master’s students. The competition is held with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency; the Association of “Global universities” acts as the organizer. The project is the first to give students from all over the world a unique opportunity to enroll in a Master’s program in Russia without entrance exams and using a single-window system: entrants can choose any one of more than 500 universities in 80 Russian cities, from Kaliningrad to Siberia and the Far East. That includes universities listed in top international rankings, such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, as well as 21 leading universities participating in Project 5-100 – a Russian academic excellence initiative aimed at strengthening the position of the Russian education on the global market. Winners of the competition will enjoy early admission and tuition-free education in a university of their liking.

The competition is open to all foreign citizens, as well as Russian citizens permanently living abroad, who already have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing their Bachelor’s education in 2019. Entering a Russian university has never been simpler and easier: all stages of the competition are conducted entirely online and the criteria are clear and transparent.

More than 8,500 people from 160 countries took part in the 2017-2018 Olympiad and 94 people from 31 countries became the winners. Currently more than 6,000 students have been registered.

The 2018-2019 Olympiad provides for the winners more than 300 places for free education in the magistracy of Russian universities in the following profiles: biology, computer science, mathematics, business and management, political science, psychology, physics, philology and linguistics, chemistry, and economics.

TSU is organizer of Biology, Psychology, and Philology and Linguistic subject areas. Participants can register on the project’s website od.globaluni.ru/en until January 31, 2019.