Registration for Open Doors 2020-2021 is open
The Russian Federation has organized the Open Doors International Olympiad for the fourth time. This year introduces a doctoral track (analogous to Ph.D.) in addition to the usual master’s track. Depending on the chosen direction, the winners of the Olympiad will be able to enroll for free in the master's or postgraduate programs of their chosen University. Participants of the doctoral track will be able to choose a future research supervisor and pass an interview with them during the Olympiad.
Participation in the Olympiad and further education at the University are possible in Russian or English
Foreigners can participate in the Olympiad, as well as compatriots permanently residing abroad. Participants of the master's track must have a bachelor's or specialist's degree or be completing an appropriate level of education in 2021. Participants of the doctoral track will need a specialist's or a master's degree.
Both master’s and doctoral tracks include 2 rounds that are held online. The first round is a portfolio competition. Those who have been successfully selected after the evaluation of the portfolios are invited to take part in the second round - the Olympiad itself, which is a series of proctored online tests.
Doctoral track includes one additional round which consists of an interview with potential research advisors at the participant’s choice. If the interview is successful, the participant chooses a research advisor from among those who gave them a pass.
Compared to the previous year’s 11 subject areas, this year there are 14. The new ones are
“Clinical Medicine & Public Health”, “Earth Sciences” and “Education”. Some of the other subject areas have been updated and renamed: “Biology”, “Psychology”, “Physics”, “Chemistry” and “Economics” have been changed into “Biology & Biotechnology”, “Neuroscience & Psychology”, “Physical Sciences”, “Chemistry & Materials Science” and “Economics & Econometrics” respectively.
Registration is open from September 15, 2020, to December 10, 2020.
September 15th, 2020
Hurry up to register and fill out all the information you need to participate in the Open Doors.
September 15th - December 10th, 2020
Prepare your portfolio. All research papers, certificates, awards and honors that you have ever received are of value. Please include all achievements in the selected Subject in your portfolio to increase your chances of success. The portfolio structure for all Subjects and tracks is unified.
December 10th, 2020
Deadline for portfolio submission
You will not be able to edit your portfolio after the deadline. While waiting for the result of your portfolio review, you can use a system of automatic assessment to estimate your approximate score. The system will be available in your personal account.
December 10th - 24th, 2020
The first round. Grading of the portfolios
December 25th, 2020
Announcement of the first-round results
January 11th - 30th, 2021
The second round
Winners of the portfolio competition are welcome to participate in the second round in the selected Subject. The detailed schedule will be published later.
January 11th - February 9th, 2021
Grading of the second round of the competition
February 10th, 2021
Announcement of the second-round results
February 11th - 18th, 2021
February 22th, 2021
Announcement of the Open Doors winners and prize-winners in the Master's track
March 1st - 19th, 2021
The third round (for participants of the doctoral track (analogous to PhD))
March 23rd, 2021
Announcement of the Open Doors winners and prize-winners in the doctoral track (analogous to PhD)
Competition organized by leading Russian universities
- Higher School of Economics (HSE)
- Tomsk state university
- Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
- Novosibirsk State Universtity
- National Research Nuclear University
- National University of Science and Technology MISIS
- Ural Federal University
- Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"
- Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
- Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)
- Tomsk Polytechnic University
- Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
- People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)
- University of Tyumen
- Far Eastern Federal University
- Kazan University
- Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN)
- Samara National Research University
- Siberian Federal University
- South Ural State University