Apply for the Open Doors Russian Scholarship Project 2018 for prospective Master’s students in Russia. Russian Scholarship Project is 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 “Global Universities” acts as the organizer. The project gives students 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.

Host Country:
  • Russia
Supported by:
  • Developed by Russia’s leading higher education specialists with support from the Ministry of Education and Science and Rossotrudnichestvo
Course Level:
  • Master’s Degree Programs
Fields of Study:
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Physics
Financial Support and Benefits:
  • Early admission and tuition-free education on a Master’s program of your choice at one of the top universities in Russia and the world
  • The best Russian universities are included in Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • 21 leading Russian universities participate in Project 5-100, which aims to increase their positions on the global research and education market. 21 Nobel Prize winners teach and more than 360,000 students study in these universities.
  • Comprehensible and transparent selection criteria
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Foreign citizens;
  • Stateless people;
  • Russian citizens who live abroad;
  • Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing their Bachelor’s education in 2018

How to Apply:

In order to partake in the Competition, participants have to sign up using the Competition’s dedicated system. Registration opens on November 20, 2017 and ends on February 16, 2018. In orderto gain access to the Competition’s dedicated system, press the PARTICIPATE button on the Competition’s website A participant can register and gain access to thei personal page. Upon registering, participants must consent to processing of their personal data. During registration, participants fill out their first name and surname, city and country of residence, a login (which matches their email address), and a password. After registering, participants are signed up to an automated mailing list informing them of the Competition’s events. A registered participant gains access to the list of requirements and assessment criteria for the portfolios, as well as sample tasks.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for Russian Scholarship Project 2018 is:

  • February 16 2018


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