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Russian Scholarship Projects, 2021

“Global Universities” Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation offers Open Doors “Russian Scholarship 2021” for International Students. The grant is available on the basis of competition to pursue a master degree.

The Open Doors Academic Competition (Olympiad) is an international project that grants you an opportunity to enrol in a tuition-free Master’s programme at one of the leading universities in Russia.

The competition is aimed at talented foreign students who would like to enrol in a Master’s programme in Russia for free.

The Olympiad is organized by the Association of Global Universities, 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.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020


Organization: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue the master program.
Award: 100% discount on tuition
Number of Awards: 300+ opportunities are available.
Nationality: The studentships are available for international students.
The award can be taken in Russia


  • Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the fields of Biology, Computer & Data Science, Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence, Business & Management, Politics & International Relations, Psychology, Physics, Linguistics & Modern, Languages, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering & Technology.
  • Admissible Criteria:  The studentships are open to all holders of Bachelor’s degrees, except for Russian citizens

How to Apply

How to Apply:  In order to apply for the grant, applicants need to select a master’s programme in the subject area. Thereafter they can apply through the online application form. 
Supporting Documents: They must attach your academic transcript of all the previous attended university and copy of passport, CV.
Admission Requirements: For admission, candidates must have a bachelor degree before applying for this award.m
English Language Requirements: Participants can take part in either Russian or English language.


The winners will receive full tuition fees to study at any Russian university. This is covered by the Russian Federation, which implies a 100% discount on tuition + a governmental scholarship.

Scholarship Link