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Academic Competitions for International Applicants

Academic Competitions for International Applicants

Russia hosts dozens of academic competitions, but the rights of preferential enrolment at all Russian universities are only given to the winners of the All-Russian Olympiad of School Students and academic competitions (level 1, 2, and 3) included in the list annually approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The benefit can be of two types: enrolment at a university without an entrance examination or the award of maximum marks in the Unified State Examination (EGE) in the student's specialised subject in the competition (or for an additional entrance test). The type of enrolment benefit depends on the level of the competition and the status of the diploma (winner or awardee). Each university makes its own decision on which privileges to provide and publishes the corresponding announcement every year on its website. © UrFU It is established by law that the winners of the final of the All-Russian Olympiad shall be enrolled at universities without entrance examinations in the corresponding subject. The same rule may apply to the winners of the level 1 competitions from the list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The winners of levels 2 and 3 are usually granted extra points to their state exam result (check the information with university admissions boards). International applicants can participate in the All-Russian Olympiad (if they study in Russian schools), in some competitions of the list of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, as well as in local academic competitions held for international students, or in competitions run by individual universities (in this case, as a rule, achievements are taken into account only for enrolment at the university that holds the contest). Participation in all competitions is voluntary and free of charge.

Academic competitions which are open to foreign citizens*

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