International Olympiad Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project — 2023/2024


Your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s or PhD program at one of the leading universities in Russia.

The International Open Doors Olympiad: Russian Scholarship Project for graduate students is supported by 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 (Rossotrudichestvo).

The competition is open to foreign citizens and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad, having a Bachelor’s degree or completing a Bachelor degree program in the year of the Olympiad for the Master’s track and having a Master’s or Specialist’s degree for the doctoral track (analogous to PhD) in the year of the Olympiad.

Education is completely free.

Remote enrollment: you only need a computer, the Internet and your knowledge

How to do it?
  • Visit the website
  • Choose “Participate”
  • Fill in the application and portfolio as detailed as possible. Indicate NUST MISIS as the desired university. Describe all your achievements and be sure to write a motivation letter — your exit to the final stage depends on this.
  • If you are invited to participate in the final stage — go through testing
  • Become a student of a prestigious Master’s program at NUST MISIS BEFORE the start of the admission campaign!

The first round will be held online from September 15 to December 10, 2023. Participants should build their portfolio (fill in the necessary data and download the requested documents) in their accounts in accordance with the requirements for the portfolio structure described on the website of the Olympiad and pass the test.

The second round of the Olympiad is organised in a proctored form and is held from January 9 to January 18, 2024, according to the schedule, which will be published on the Olympiad website and in the personal accounts of the participants.

The third round of the Olympiad (for the PhD track) is held from February 21 to March 13, 2024 through online interviews with potential research supervisors in accordance with the Olympiad schedule.


NUST MISIS is one of the most dynamically developing research & education centres in Russia. Being one of the leaders of the national technological education, NUST MISIS is a full-fledged research center. The University takes leading positions in the world in THE, QS and ARWU subject ratings in 16 areas at once, entering the TOP-100 in the categories of “Mining&Mineral Engineering” (QS ranking) and “Metallurgical Engineering” (ARWU ranking). In the field of “Materials Science” NUST MISIS enters the group of 101+ best universities (QS ranking).

The University encompasses 9 institutions and 6 branches, including 2 branches abroad. More than 40 modern R&D laboratories and 3 world-class research centers, where the best world-famous scientists work, operate at the University. NUST MISIS successfully implements joint projects with leading Russian and international high-tech companies.

Correspondence of the profiles of the International Olympiad of the Association “Global Universities” for graduate applicants
Master’s Programs in English
Correspondence of the profiles of the International Olympiad of the Association “Global Universities” for postgraduate applicants
Potential supervisors of the postgraduate track participants