Government of Russia Scholarships| Open Door Olympiad

An excellent opportunity for the high intellect and bright students as Russian Government scholarships announced multiple opportunities for the young and talented minds. Applications are invited for the Open Door International Olympiad this time. And this program has been started by the Russian government with an association of universities 5 years ago. Olympiad is a competition which is held by Russian universities. The basic purpose of the Russian government is to bring young, fresh, and talented minds under the roof of the Olympiad. Open door scholarship is giving golden chance to the Olympiad winners to choose from any Russian universities which are approx. 500 in numbers and pursue their bright careers. These 500 universities also have leading universities’ participants whose projects ranked under the top 100 projects.  At this time Olympiad aims to select 14 subjects of science in which projects will be done via research.


These scholarships are for masters and Ph.D. students. Applicants who have the guts and desire to study free in Russia are encouraged to apply in it. Last time Ph.D. students were asked to apply only in 6 fields but this time Ph.D. program is offered in all fields. Applicants who want selection in Russian scholarships must have to go through the Russian Olympiad selection process. Applicant should be in top rankings in Olympiad for the free scholarships in Russia

Open Doors Olympiad:

For master’s programs, the Open door Olympiad has two rounds, and for Ph.D. Olympiad has three competitive rounds. In all rounds, applicants should be participating and qualify for the fully funded scholarship in Russia. Two rounds for the master’s students and 3 rounds for the Ph.D. applicants in order to pursue the recruitment of scholarships on merit.

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Country Russia
Organized by Different universities of Russia
Program Level Masters PhD
Financial Coverage Fully funded
Scholarship by Open Doors Olympiad
Open Door Olympiad Scholarships

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The last date to apply for the Russian Scholarship is  10th December 2021.

Organizers of Russian Scholarships:

There are the following universities that offered scholarships to the candidates.

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  • Tomsk State University
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • National University of Science and Technology MISIS
  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
  • Higher School of Economics
  • Ural Federal University
  • Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
  • Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal
  • Kazan University
  • Samara National Research University
  • University of Tyumen
  • University of Tyumen
  • Far Eastern Federal University
  • South Ural State University
  • Siberian Federal University
  • People’s Friendship University of Russia RUDN

Available Degree Program:

  • Masters
  • PhD

Financial Benefits:

All the necessary expenses will be covered by the Russian Government like:

  • Tuition fee
  • Olympiad winner can get fully funded scholarship admission in any Russian university

Eligibility Criteria:

  • If you are already selected for the scholarship program you are not eligible this time
  • All international students can apply for masters and Ph.D. program
  • Applicants should be graduates of the master’s program and have a degree of masters for eligibility for a Ph.D. Program.
  • Males and females both can apply
  • No gender, race, color, or ethnicity discrimination in any university}
  • Applicant must have English proficiency or Russian proficiency.

How to Apply:

  • There are two rounds for  each Olympiad program
  • There is an extra one round for the Ph.D. program

First Round:

  • Applicants need to apply by clicking on ‘ Participant’ and then start the round after registration
  • First-round consists of the portfolio filing which includes preparation of a well-structured portfolio with all necessary documents like Certificates, awards, honors, and research papers ], also include achievement in your portfolio.
  • The same portfolio can be used in the application of different subjects
  • Submission of the portfolio before the deadline is mandatory
  • For round 2 successful candidates will receive the email in which further instructions will be given.

Round 2:

Applicants have to give a test for round 2 which will be online. Applicants need to upload all the answers filed and for recruitment best merit policy online test will be seen via webcam and applicants are not allowed to leave the exams until they were instructed.

  • Ph.D. students will give 3 rounds

Round 3:

  • In 3rd round for the Ph.D., students will be interviewed
  • After the interview and the positive response from the jury, applicants have to select their supervisor for the research purpose
  • Applicants can apply in more than one subject but the application of the subject will be separate.
  • All the documents should be Russian translated and the applicant should be an Olympiad winner or any prize winner in all these rounds.

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