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Vladimir Potanin Foundation Scholarship

Who is it for?

  • Full-time Master’s students in their first or second year;
  • Bachelor’s, Specialist and PhD students as well as students not studying full-time cannot take part in the competition. 

Stipend payout period

From February 2022 until the end of the Master's program (but no more than 6 months for students in the second year of the Master's program and no more than 18 months for students in the first year of the Master's program).

Financial value of stipend

25,000 rubles per month.

Competition criteria

  • Academic potential;
  • Leadership qualities;
  • Motivation to grow;
  • Social activity;
  • Active research activity within the chosen field;
  • Good and excellent grades. 

When and how is the competition held?

The competition takes place in two rounds: 

  • The first round is by distance, application including a motivation letter and a thesis essay on the master's thesis topic.
  • The second round (in 2022 will be held online) is an on-site round, in business games, interviews, case studies, and other group and individual assessment forms.

Competition dates for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • call for applications: November 22, 2021;
  • announcement of first-round results until December 15, 2021;
  • the on-site round will be held one day between January 26 and February 14, 2022;
  • announcement of winners no later than February 24, 2024. 

More on the scholarship (in Russian).

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