Open Doors: Fully funded master’s degrees in Russia

Type: Master’s Degree

Who: Students interested in studying in Russia

What: Tuition fees

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: Partner Universities in Russia

Program Length: 2 years

Deadline to Apply: 18 December 2019

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: Russian Federation

Academic Subject(s): Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Languages, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology


The Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is aimed at talented foreign students who would like to enroll in a master’s degree program in Russia for free.

The Open Doors Olympiad scholarship competition is organized by the Association of Global Universities, based in Moscow, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).

The winners of the Open Doors Olympiad are granted 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 a master’s degree program 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 program 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’s or a Specialist degree from any university in the world (except Russian).

Deadline: December 18, 2019


To participate, students must be focused on one of the following areas: 


Computer Science

Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence

Business and Management

Politics and International Studies



Linguistics and Modern Languages



Engineering and Technology

How to apply

For more information and to sign up for the competition, please visit this link.

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