Registration for the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project for international applicants to Russian master’s programmes is open until December 15.

The competition consists of two online rounds. The first round, a portfolio competition, will be open until December 18.

The competition is organized by the Global Universities Association and supported by Rossotrudnichestvo and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

This initiative gives talented students from different countries an opportunity to enroll in Master’s programmes in Russia without sitting entrance exams. Applicants can choose from over 500 universities in 80 Russian cities. Winners of the competition will gain admittance to the university of their choice before the general admissions round.

The competition is open to non-Russian citizens, as well as Russian citizens who permanently live abroad. Those who hold a bachelor’s degree or will receive their bachelor’s degree by 2020 are eligible to apply. All tasks of the competition are available in Russian and English, so the participants can choose the most convenient option.