The winners and prize-winners of the Open Doors are granted a free early admission at any Russian university, without entrance examinations and with tuition fees covered by the Russian Federation.
The contest winners will be able to choose from over 500 Russian universities, including those in international rankings such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), QS World University Rankings, and Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), and the 21 universities participating in the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project. The competition is held in English and Russian.
The lists of winners and runners-up will be published on the project’s website. The tentative date of publication is Feb. 11, 2019. The results will also be available on each participant’s personal page on the competition website.
Winners: Participants successfully passing the two rounds with a score that lands them in the top 5 percent of the ranking are deemed to be the winners of the contest.
Runners-up: Participants successfully passing the two rounds with a score that lands them outside the top 5 but in the top 25 percent of the ranking are considered runners-up.
Both winners and runners-up can select any program track within a subject of their choice and apply to one or several Russian universities that have educational programs corresponding to the track of interest.
Applicants wishing to study at MIPT are offered a wide range of master’s programs in three areas of study: mathematics, physics, and computer science, plus a preparatory course in Russian as a foreign language (if necessary).
The competition is open to all foreign citizens, Russian citizens permanently living abroad, and stateless persons who already have a bachelor’s degree or will earn it in 2019.
Participation is open to graduates with a Bachelor or a Specialist degree from any university in the world (except Russian).
Eligible Regions: Open to all foreign citizens, Russian citizens permanently living abroad, and stateless persons who already have a bachelor’s degree or will earn it in 2019.
Stages of the competition
Qualifying round: portfolio contest held Nov. 1, 2018-Jan. 31, 2019.
Final round: online test conducted Feb. 18-March 7, 2019. (Participation is open to the winners of the portfolio contest.)
Apply online through the given link.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019