Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master's programme at one of the leading universities in Russia.
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by leading Russian universities
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Subject Areas of the OpenDoors
More information and a handful of useful downloads is available through the links below. The materials include demos of tasks and program of the final stage of the competition, as well as the list of program tracks for subsequent master's degree:
November 1st, 2018
November 1st, 2018
Hurry up to register and fill out all the information you need to participate in the Open Doors.
Portfolio filling
Prepare your portfolio. All research papers, certificates, awards and honors that you have ever received are of value. Please include all achievements in the selected subject area in your portfolio to increase your chances of success.
January 31th, 2019
January 31th, 2019
Deadline for portfolio submission
You will not be able to edit your portfolio after the deadline. While waiting for the result of your portfolio review, you can use a system of automatic assessment to estimate your approximate score. The system will be available in your personal account.
February 1st - 10th, 2019
February 1st - 10th, 2019
Grading of the 1st phase portfolios
February 11th - 15th, 2019
February 11th - 15th, 2019
Announcement of the portfolio competition results
February 18th – March 7th, 2019
February 18th – March 7th, 2019
Final round
Winners of the portfolio competition are welcome to participate in the final round in the selected subject area. Schedule of the final round.
March 9th - 18th, 2019
March 9th - 18th, 2019
Grading of the 2nd phase of the competition
March 19th, 2019
March 19th, 2019
Announcement of the Final round results
March 19 - 24th, 2019
March 19 - 24th, 2019
Appeal process
March 25th, 2019
March 25th, 2019
Announcement of the Open Doors winners
What does 'Subject area' mean?
Subject area is the field of knowledge that covers groups of programme tracks a Master's student can follow. The area of science you would like to specialize in, to be short.
What do I do if I win?
First, select a Master's programme in the subject area you are a winner in. Then, choose one or several universities that offer Master's programmes in this track.
What language will I study in?
After confirming your proficiency in English or Russian, you can study in that language. If you need to improve your Russian, you will be offered a Russian language preparatory course.
Will I have to pay a tuition fee?
Your tuition fee will be paid by the Russian Federation. You will only have to cover your travel and accommodation costs, insurance and personal expenses.
Can I enroll in any programme I want?
You will be enrolled in a specialization indicated in your registration form. Within this specialization you can choose any programme applicable for foreign students.
Can I be refused free tuition after I win?
If you meet all selection criteria and provide the necessary documents in a timely manner, you will be granted free tuition.
Do I need to take any entrance exams at the university?
No, if you succeeded in the Final round of the Open Doors, you will not have to take any entrance exams.
Will I have to pay back the cost of my education after I graduate?
No, you will not have to pay anything after your graduation.
Will I get any financial aid or a scholarship?
You will get the same scholarship as Russian students.