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Dear participants!

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University welcomes
your thirst for knowledge and professional skills, since it is this pure desire that ensures your personal and professional success and improvement of education level in general! TPU seeks to improve the international competitiveness of Russia through internationalization and integration of research, training of advanced engineers, generation of new knowledge, innovative ideas, and the creation of resource-efficient technologies. Together with you, we are building one of the best world technical universities and its success is based on professionalism, creativity, and teamwork of dedicated people.
We sincerely wish you good luck and success in the International Olympiad of the Global Universities Association and look forward to seeing you at Tomsk Polytechnic University.

About the Olympiad

The Open Doors Academic Competition (Olympiad) is an international project that grants you an opportunity to enroll in a tuition-free Master degree program at one of the leading Russian universities.

  • The project has been developed by leading Russian academic experts and supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • The Olympiad is organized in two rounds. Both rounds are held online
  • You can choose several subject areas and apply to any number of universities
  • You can get all the advantages of early admission

The Olympiad is organized by the Global Universities Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudichestvo).

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 competition winners will be able to enroll in the Master degree program using a single window system, choosing any of 500 Russian universities, including 21 leading universities-participants of the 5-100 Project.

Eligible  applicants:
  • International citizens
  • Stateless individuals
  • Compatriots living abroad who have a Bachelor degree or who are going to graduate of Bachelor degree program in 2019 academic year

Qualifying round
November 1 - January 31, 2019
registration, portfolio competition
Final round
February 18 - March 7, 2019
problem-solving round

Detailed rules of the Olympiad

A winner of the Olympiad

is a participant, who succeeded to become one of the 25% best ones in accordance with the number of points he/she earned after two rounds.

Languages of instruction
  • Russian
  • English

Subject Areas
Computer Science

Politics & International Studies



Philology & Linguistics



Detailed information about the Master degree programs in English and Russian.

What does 'Subject area' mean?
What do I do if I win?
What language will I study in?
Will I have to pay a tuition fee?
Can I enroll in any program I want?
Can I be refused free tuition after I win?
Do I need to take any entrance exams at the university?
Will I have to pay back the cost of my education after I graduate?
Will I get any financial aid or a scholarship?



Moscow, 20 Myasnitskaya Str.


Olympiad site

Online registration

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