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Dear Olympiad participants,

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University welcomes your thirst for knowledge and professional skills, as this pure desire guarantee you personal and professional success and rise of educational level as a whole! TPU pursues to improve the international competitiveness of Russia due to internationalization and integration of research, training of advanced engineers, generation of new knowledge, innovative ideas and creation of resource-efficient technology. Jointly with you, we are forming one of the best global technical universities. Its success is based on the expertise, creativity and team spirit of people committed to their work. We sincerely wish you good luck and success in the International Olympiad of the Association of Global Universities and await you at Tomsk Polytechnic University.


About Olympiad

The Open Doors Olympiad is an international project allowing international students to be enrolled on a tuition-free master’s degree program at one of the leading Russian universities.

  • The project is designed by pioneering Russian academic experts with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation;
  • The Olympiad is held in two stages. Both stages are held online;
  • You can choose a few subject areas and be enrolled at any number of universities;
  • An international student will have all advantages of early admission.

The Olympiad is arranged by the Association of Global Universities in cooperation 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 (Rossotrudnichestvo).

Winners and prizewinners of Open Doors are granted free early admission at any Russian university, without entrance examinations and with tuition fees covered by the Russian Federation.

The Olympiad winners will be enrolled in a master’s degree program through a single-window system choosing any out of 500 Russian universities, including 21 leading universities participating in the 5-100 Project.


Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • International citizens;
  • Stateless people;
  • Compatriots residing abroad and obtaining a bachelor’s degree or completing a bachelor’s degree in the 2021 academic year.

Read more about the Olympiad Schedule and Rules

Olympiad Winner

It is an Olympiad participant who was able to enter the top 25% due to the overall scores gained in two stages.

Languages of Tuition:

  • Russian;
  • English.

Subject Areas:

Biology & Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology

Biotechnology (code 19.04.01)

Computer & Data Science
  • Electronics and nanoelectronics

Applied Electronic Engineering (code 11.04.04)

Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence

Politics & International Studies

Neuroscience & Psychology

Physical Science

Linguistics & Modern Languages

Chemistry & Materials Science

Economics & Econometrics

Engineering & Technology

Clinical Medicine & Public Health

Earth Sciences


Read more about TPU master’s degree programs taught in English and Russian

What does a subject area mean?
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Will I have to pay a tuition fee?
Can I enroll in any program I want?
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Will I have to pay for my degree after graduation?
Will I get financial aid or scholarship?

Tomsk Polytechnic University is the oldest engineering university in Asian Russia that has become an alma mater for a number of generations of graduates, brilliant researchers, inspiring political and public leaders, talented professors and outstanding engineers. Today, TPU is a national research university keenly focused on advanced engineering education, creation of resource-efficient technology, internationalization and integration of research and academic activities.

Key Facts & Figures



Address: Office 419, TPU academic building No. 19, 4A Usova Street, Tomsk

Project Coordinator: Tatiana Korotkova

Telephone: +7 (3822) 606-476

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Olympiad website

Online registration


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