The Olympiad is organized by The Association of Global Universities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudichestvo).
The competition is aimed at talented foreign students who would like to enroll in a Master's programme in Russia for free.
The winners of the Open Doors are granted a free early admission at any Russian university, without entrance examinations and with tuition fees covered by the Russian Federation.
The competition winners will be able to enroll in the Master's programme using a single window system, choosing any of 500 Russian universities, including 21 leading universities-participants of the 5-100 Project.
The language of instruction is English or Russian depending on the chosen Master's programme and the university.
The competition is held online in two rounds: a portfolio competition followed by a problem-solving round.
Participation is open to graduates with a Bachelor or a Specialist degree from any university in the world (except Russian).