Russian Government Scholarship (Open Doors Project)

“Global Universities” Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation offers Open Doors Russian Scholarship for International Students. The scholarship is available on the basis of competition to pursue a master’s and PhD degree. 

The competition is aimed at prospective applicants to master’s and doctoral programs and allows winners and runner-ups to study at any Russian university (including leading Russian universities), with tuition fees covered by the state, which implies a 100% discount on tuition + a governmental scholarship at one of the leading Russian universities members of 5-100 project, which aims to increase their positions on the global research and education market with 21 Nobel Prize winners lecturers and more than 360,000 students studying in these universities.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: December 10th, 2021

Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue master’s and PhD programs. 

Study Subject: 

• Biology & Biotechnology 

• Computer & Data Science

• Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence

• Business & Management

• Politics & International Relations

• Neuroscience & Psychology

• Physical Sciences

• Linguistics & Modern Languages

• Chemistry & Materials Science

• Economics & Econometrics

• Engineering & Technology         

• Clinical Medicine & Public Health

• Earth Sciences

• Education

Scholarship Award: Winners and runner-ups to study at any Russian university, with tuition fees covered by the state, which implies a 100% discount on tuition + a governmental scholarship.

Nationality: International

Number of Scholarships: 300+

Scholarship can be taken in Russia

Eligible Countries: International

Entrance Requirements: Participation is open to all foreign citizens and compatriots permanently residing abroad. Participants must have a bachelor’s (alternatively a five-year specialist’s degree) or complete the required degree program in 2022.

English Language Requirements: Participants can take part in either Russian or English language.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applicants can apply through the online processor.

Registration link:

Please, post a registration link on your website to make it easier for students to find us. 

We also suggest posting on your website a short video about Russian Government Scholarship (Open Doors Project) (maybe it will help people to understand whether they want or can participate in this Scholarship). It is available for download here: 

In the attachment you will find a press release of the Olympiad (in two languages).