Developed by Russia’s leading higher education specialists with support from the Ministry of Education and Science and Rossotrudnichestvo
Participation open to all non-Russian citizens
Remote admission: all you need is a computer, Internet access and your knowledge!
Comprehensible and transparent selection criteria
Single-window system: choose any Russian university in your preferred field of study
Participate in competitions on several subject areas and apply to number of universities simultaneously!
Early admission - enroll in a Master's program before everyone else!
who already have a Bachelor’s degree or are completing their Bachelor’s education in 2018Finalists
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
December 1, 2017 - February 16 2018
Participation is open to everyone
Registration opens on November 15th! Portfolios can be uploaded starting on December 1.
March 5 to March 30, 2018.
Participation is open to winners of the portfolio contest.
The lists of winners and award winners are published on this website. Results can also be found on participants’ personal pages on the competition website.
Participants who’ve successfully passed the two rounds and whose overall score gets them into the top 5% of the ranked list of participants are considered Winners.
Participants who’ve successfully passed the two rounds and whose overall score gets them into the top 25% of the ranked list of participants are considered Award winners.
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.
Russian education is amongst the most excellent in the world
Send an online application to several universities at the same time
Choose from more than 500 universities in 80 Russian cities
They are fields of knowledge that cover groups of program tracks a Master’s student can follow.
First, choose a program track in the subject area that you are a winner in. Then, pick a university (or several) that offer programs in this track.
No, it will be paid for with funds from the the federal budget. You only have to pay for your travel expenses, rent, insurance and personal expenses.
If you meet the selection criteria and provide the necessary information and documents in a timely manner, you will be accepted for free tuition.
No, if you get through the competition stage, you can enroll in a university without passing entrance exams.
You can enroll in any program within the program track that you chose in your original application form.
Yes, you will get the same scholarship as Russian students.