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2023 Russian Scholarship Project for International Students – Russia

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December 10, 2022

Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free program at one of the leading universities in Russia.

The Open Doors International Olympiad is starting for the fifth time! Depending on the chosen direction, the winners of the Olympiad will be able to enroll for free in the master’s or postgraduate programs of their chosen University. Participants of the doctoral track will be able to choose a future research supervisor and pass an interview with them during the Olympiad. 

Application Deadline: 10th December 2022

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Russia

Type: Masters, PhD

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 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.

Eligible Field of Studies: Compared to the previous year’s 11 subject areas, this year there are 14. The new ones are “Clinical Medicine & Public Health”, “Earth Sciences” and “Education”. Some of the other subject areas have been updated and renamed: “Biology”, “Psychology”, “Physics”, “Chemistry” and “Economics” have been changed into “Biology & Biotechnology”, “Neuroscience & Psychology”, “Physical Sciences”, “Chemistry & Materials Science” and “Economics & Econometrics” respectively.


  • Applicants must be international students.
  • Participants of the master’s track must have a bachelor’s or specialist’s degree or be completing an appropriate level of education in 2022. Participants of the doctoral track will need a specialist’s or a master’s degree.

How to Apply: Please note that currently ALL foreign students are allowed to enter Russia, but each university has its own guidelines on how exactly to do it. Also, if you apply and are accepted as a winner by both Open Doors and Rossotrudnichestvo, you’ll have to choose only one scholarship – getting both is impossible. 

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