Registration for the Open Doors International Olympiad Is Open

This year, a postgraduate track will be added to the usual program of the Open Doors International Olympiad. Winners of the Olympiad will be able to study in a Master’s degree or postgraduate programme at their chosen university free of charge. We would like to particularly note that in the postgraduate track, participants will be able to choose their future research advisors during the Olympiad and take an interview with them.

Participation in the Olympiad and subsequent studying at the winners’ chosen university will be possible in Russian and English.

International students and Russian students living abroad permanently are invited to participate. Participants of the Master’s degree track must have a Bachelor’s or Specialist degree, or must be expecting to obtain the appropriate degree in 2021. Participants of the postgraduate track, in turn, must have a Master’s or Specialist degree.

There are 2 stages in total (and one additional stage for the postgraduate track). In the first stage, the commission will be evaluating the participants’ portfolios. Those who pass the evaluation will be invited to the second stage, where they will complete the Olympiad tasks and then undergo proctor examination.

For the postgraduate track, as we said before, there is an additional third stage: an interview with potential research advisors. The choice of advisor is up to the participants of the Olympiad. If the interview is successful, then the participant chooses a research advisor among those who expressed a desire to work with the participant.


Last year, the Open Doors international Olympiad was held in 11 profiles. This year, there are 3 more: Clinical Medicine and Public Healthcare; Earth Science; and Education.

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