Key figures for the Olympiad of 2022:
21 organising universities; 14 subject areas; more than one-third of the scientific subject areas of international science map are reflected in the Olympiad subjects; 750 people involved in a distributed project office; 196 countries; 78,000 participants; 1,700 winners and prize winners.
The 2022 Olympiad had 28,000 participants in the postgraduate track, including 300 winners and prize-winners.
1,700 foreign participants became the Olympiad winners and prize-winners. They will have the right to apply for the full scholarship for full-time studies at one of the Russian university within the quota of the Government of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens.
The Olympiad is organized in 14 subject areas. The most popular among foreign participants of the Olympiad are the profiles "Business and management", "Engineering and technology", "Computer science and data science".
Top 3 most demanded subject areas chosen by the participants are - Financial Management, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, International Relations.
Open Doors is well known all over the world. In the past six years more than 325,000 people from 197 countries have participated in the Olympiad, about 90% of them live in Asia and Africa. 3,700 participants have received the full scholarship for studies in the best Russian universities. The interest of the participants in the Olympiad has been constant over the past three years, regardless of the restrictions associated with COVID-19 pandemic and the external political environment.
A regular survey shows that participants of the Olympiad consider education and scientific research in Russia along with education in Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, China, and the USA, which are traditionally attractive for applicants.
Open Doors is held on Master's and PhD track, online, in Russian or English at participant's choice.
Intellectual competitions at the first stage include the following: entrance testing, motivation letter preparation, filling in the achievements' portfolio. At the second stage the successful participants perform the Olympiad tasks with the use of proctoring technology. Participants of the postgraduate track are further interviewed by potential scientific supervisors representing universities-organizers of the Olympiad. According to the results of the intellectual competition, winners and prize-winners of the Master's and PhD track are determined.
Every year the Olympiad team improves mechanisms for searching and selecting the most capable and motivated candidates to study at Russian universities.
Since the start of the Open Doors Olympiad, interest in it is constantly growing: compared to 2017, the the number of participants has increased by 5.5 times, the number of countries represented by the participants - by 25%, the number of portfolios filled out by participants - by 10 times.