An intellectual competition for prospective Master’s students from all over the world, the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project, is starting soon. The registration begins on November 20, 2017. Participants will compete for an opportunity to study tuition-free in one of Russia’s leading universities. The contest is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and is organized by the “Global Universities” Association.
Winners will be able to choose from over 500 Russian universities, including those in international rankings such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS World University Rankings and Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), and 21 universities participating in the reputable 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. The competition is held in English and Russian.
Who can Participate?
The competition is open to citizens of all countries other than Russia, stateless citizens, and Russian citizens who are permanent residents of other countries. It’s mandatory to have a Bachelor’s degree or be receiving one in 2018. It’s not necessary to come to Russia to participate. All stages of the contest take place online.