Open Doors | Siberian Federal University

Open Doors

Russian Scholarship Project Association "Global Universities". Open Doors:Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free Master’s and PhD program at Siberian Federal University — one of the leading Russian universities.


SibFU is a coordinator of the following subject areas:

  • Business & Management
  • Biology & Biotechnology
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Computer & Data Science
  • Linguistics & Modern Languages
  • Mathematics & Artificial intelligence
  • Clinical Medicine & Public Health
  • Earth Sciences
  • Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Education
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry & Material Science
  • Economics & Econometrics

Who can take part in the Olympiad?

The competition is open to foreigners and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad, having a degree, or completing a Bachelor or Master program in 2022.

What benefits do the winners of the Olympiad have?

The winners of the Olympiad, having a Bachelor or Master degree or completing their Bachelor or Master degree program in 2021 are eligible to get a quota for enrolling in one of the Master’s or PhD programs included in the Olympiad subject areas in one of the higher education institutions of the Russian Federation.

What are the official languages of the Olympiad?

The official languages of the Olympiad are English and Russian.

Olympiad rounds

The Olympiad is held online in two rounds for Master’s degree and three rounds for PhD.

  • The first (qualifying) round is held from 15th September to 24th December 2021. The participants have to download their portfolio on the Olympiad website. The winners will take part in the second round.
  • The second round (final for Master’s degree) is held online from 10th January to 10th February 2022. The participants will have to complete the tasks.
  • The third round (only for PhD applicants) — interviews with potential academic advisors — is held from 28th February to 23d March 2022.

Get your chance to become a Master’s or PhD degree student at SibFU before the start of the admission campaign!


Subject area: Business & Management

Technical Management:

Economics & Management:

Subject area: Biology & Biotechnology


Industrial Ecology & Biotechnologies:

Subject area: Engineering & Technology


Construction Technology:

Electronics, Radio Engineering & Communication:

Power Engineering & Heat Power Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering:

Physical & Technical Science & Technologies:

Technosphere Security & Environmental Engineering:

Land Transport Technology:

Technical Management:

Subject area: Linguistics & Modern Languages

Linguistics and Literature:

Subject area: Mathematics & Artificial intelligence

Mathematics & Mechanics:

Computer & Information Science:

Computer Science & Computer Engineering:

Subject area: Earth Sciences


Subject area: Neuroscience & Psychology


44.04.02 Psychology & Education (the language of instruction: Russian).

Subject area: Education


Subject area: Politics & International Studies


History & Archaeology:

Subject area: Physical Sciences

Physics & Astronomy:

Physical & Technical Science & Technologies:

Subject area: Chemistry & Material Science


Materials Science:

Subject area: Economics & Econometrics

Economics & Management:

Scientific leaders and areas of training

Supervisor Major code Major Research Topics
Fedor A. Buryukin

04.06.01 Сhemistry in the oil and gas industry Improvement of technologies for deep oil refining

Improving the performance of motor fuels

Oil-field chemistry

Valentina A. Kratasyuk

06.06.01 Biological sciences Bioluminescent biosensors

Biochemistry of glowing bacteria

Bioluminescent analysis

Enzymatic toxicity biotests

Alexey A. Kytmanov

Computer and Information Sciences,
Informatics and computer engineering
Analysis of educational data
Oksana V. Magirovskaya


10.02.19 Theory of Language Cognitive basics of linguistic phenomena

Discursive event modeling

New formats of Internet communication as ways of social conceptual interaction

Sergey P. Polyutov


01.04.05 Optics Resonant synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy of molecular and condensed media

Nanoplasmonics, photonics (modeling of hybrid 2D nanomaterials)

Quantum chemistry (applications in X-ray spectroscopy and nanoplasmonics)

Peter V. Polyakov

Metallurgy of non-ferrous metals;
High temperature electrochemistry
Study of the behavior of liquid metal electrodes during the production and refining of metals
Irina V. Sviderskaya

Plant sciences, mathematical modeling, plant biophysics Functional and optimization analysis of tree-ring cellular structure

What are the benefits of early-late wood structure in the tree-rings of conifers?

Upward water transport in trees and cellular structure of xylem in conifers in relation to environmental changes

August K. Tsikh 01.01.01 Real, complex and functional analysis Polyconcave properties of amoebas of algebraic sets

Dynamics of algebraic functions in the light of Hilbert's 13th problem

Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya 06.06.01 Biological Sciences Synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates by hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria in an experimental production process

Influence of the chemical composition and structure of polymer films from resorbable polyhydroxyalkanoates on the reaction of blood cells

Biotechnology of new biomaterials

Oleg V. Nepomnyashchy


Computer and Information Sciences,
Informatics and computer engineering
Creation of intelligent systems for analysis and processing of space monitoring data

Creation of intelligent control systems for energy-converting equipment of alternative energy sources

Creation of software systems for the design of super-large integrated circuits and systems based on them

Creation of a grouping of ground and air-based environmental monitoring stations
Anastasia V. Kolmogorova 10.02.19
Theory of Language Linguistic markers of different emotions/emotional states in the speech of native speakers;
Creation of a linguistic corpus of texts on specific topics (e.g. on the topic of Covid vaccination);
Modelling the mental lexicon of patients with systemic speech disorders.

Vladimir V. Shishov 06.06.01
Mathematical biology and bioinformatics Tree-ring process-based simulation;

Cambial activity of conifers under climate forcing;

Artificial intelligence in tree-ring simulation


About Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk is the largest city in Eastern Siberia and one of the biggest economic, industrial, educational, and cultural centres of this vast geographic region. The city has various names: the Capital of Siberia, the City of Fountains, the Yenisei City, the Theater City. Each of these names gives a certain understanding that helps to be inspired by its attractive identity. Krasnoyarsk is the city of students, who have become a significant part of the city’s development, contributing to its creativity and innovation. Krasnoyarsk is a vibrant and energetic place where there is a place for everyone.

Please, note: in case of further lockdown restrictions, the international students of Siberian Federal University will begin the academic year via distance learning platforms. When international travel is deemed safe, the enrolled students will be able to come.

List of SibFU’s programs, accredited by international and Russian accreditation agencies (effective May 2020)

Code Title Program
01.04.01 Mathematics (Master’s degree) Complex Analysis
09.03.02 Information Systems and Technologies
(Bachelor’s degree)
Information Systems and Technologies
09.03.04 Software Engineering
(Bachelor’s degree)
Software Engineering
15.03.04 Automation of technological processes and production (Bachelor’s degree) Automation of technological processes and production

SibFU’s Partners


Polyus was established on 17 March 2006. The partnership agreement was signed between SibFU and Polyus in 2013.

Alfa Bank

SibFU and Alfa Bank signed the partnership agreement.


SibFU and Rosneft signed the partnership agreement in the field of education and science on 29 December 2008.

ОАО Norilsk Nickel

SibFU and Norilsk Nickel signed the agreement on the strategic partnership on 27 August 2010.

ООО Gazprom Geologorazvedka

PАО RusGidro

SibFU and RusGidro signed the agreement on strategic partnership.

More information here.

Dormitory FAQ

  • Are there any dormitories for international students and staff?

    Three dormitory types are available for international students: apartment-type (single, double, triple rooms), section-type, or corridor-type.

  • How far are dormitories from the university campus?

    All dormitories are situated near the academic buildings.

  • How many people can live in one room?

    2-3 people.

  • Where are the shower/toilet amenities?

    The shower/toilet amenities are:
    Apartment-type dormitory — in each room; section-type dormitory — in each section; corridor-type dormitory — on each floor.

  • Where is the kitchen? Are there any kitchen appliances, or crockery?

    The kitchen in an apartment-type dormitory — in each room, equipped with electric stove and refrigerator; section-type dormitory — in each section, equipped with electric stove; corridor-style dormitory — on each floor, equipped with electric stove.

  • Are dormitory rooms well furnished?

    After settling in, all necessary furniture, as well as bedding sets, a pillow, a mattress, a blanket, a bedspread, and two towels are provided.

  • Is there free Wi-Fi in dorms?

    All rooms in the student dormitory have Internet access; the price starts from 250 RUB per month.

  • Are there any amenities on the campus (laundry, dining room, gym, common rooms, etc.)?

    Dorms have dining rooms, laundries, gyms, a common room, and assembly halls as well. All of them are free for students.

  • How much does the accommodation cost?

    The accommodation fee ranges from 594 to 1200 RUB per month depending on the dormitory-style.

More details here

Herrera Calinas Stalin Fabricio, Ecuador, 2nd-year Master’s degree student, School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering: «Studying and living in Krasnoyarsk has been one of the most exciting things in my life. If one is aimed at long-term studying they should adjust completely to the local customs, rules, and culture. I have acquired much knowledge, got new impressions, and made new friends here. We share our experience and customs».

Teng Lei, China, graduate, School of Philology, and Language Communication: «SibFU was my instant choice because lots of my friends lived in Krasnoyarsk and I missed them a lot. I got a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Russian as a foreign language. After four years of studying, I can state confidently that SibFU is an excellent university.

I’m well-known to all the Chinese students. China and Russia are countries with different mentalities and many students find it challenging to adapt to a new learning environment. I do my best to help them in case they need my help.
The Chinese student population in Russian universities is big due to several reasons. China and Russia have friendly relations and share their borders.

Knowledge of the Russian language is highly valued in China. That is why everyone whose job involves speaking Russian looks forward to coming to Russia.
The SibFU degree gives many advantages in China because it proves solid language knowledge. SibFU has excellent amenities. By way of contrast, water use is expensive in Chinese universities, and the lights are switched off in the evening in some dormitories.

When I was a student in a Chinese private school the lights were switched off at 11 pm. SibFU provides international students with comfortable apartments with all amenities».

Corrales Brian, Columbia, 1st-year Master’s degree student, School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering: «It has been a great personal and professional experience. The university has very good facilities to carry out investigations and an excellent campus to have a quiet student life. I have had the opportunity to meet great people, and make friends from different countries. The city is very quiet, safe and has very beautiful landscapes. There are facilities to practice snowboarding or skiing in winter, and the temperature can be up to + 26-30 °C in summer. Siberian culture is the best!».

Rashon Chaykhakan, Thailand, Master’s degree program, School of Education, Psychology, and Sociology: «I’m a Master’s degree student at School of Education, Psychology, and Sociology, majoring in Management of Educational Innovations. When I lived in Thailand I had no thought of studying abroad. However, after I finished school my parents insisted on my studying at a Russian university. Last year I came to SibFU to study Russian after my friends’ recommendations.

When I arrived here I was very nervous as it was my first long-distance trip. Krasnoyarsk turned out to be similar to my native city. Despite the fact I didn’t speak any Russian at all, everybody did their best to understand and support me. SibFU dormitories meet all international standards and resemble condos in Thailand, which is very convenient!

At a particular moment, I’m a Master’s degree student and do my research about comparative analysis of the assessment system in Russia and Thailand. My supervisor is of great help to me and gives good pieces of advice. I don’t feel lonely as I have met many friends here. We always help each other. I would like to invite everyone to come and study here. This university provides you with valuable experience, knowledge, and you will meet a lot of friends, and make useful contacts».

Joseph Yaw Dawson, Ghana, Master’s degree program, School of Economics, Management and Environmental Studies: «My name is Joseph Yaw Dawson. At this moment, I’m a master’s degree student, majoring in Banking and Finance at the School of Economics, Management and Environmental Studies, SibFU. After having my first and second degrees at the University of Cape Coast, I made up my mind to study abroad. It was my dream to study in Russia. The tuition fee is not very high here if compared with other countries. The dormitory amenities and the campus facilities meet international standards.

I was deeply impressed by the stunning beauty of Siberian nature and local people’s friendliness. They are always of great help, as well as the SibFU’s volunteer center.

I’m planning to become a postgraduate student at SibFU in the future and get a PhD».


Materials of NEWSLAB


  • International Students Recruitment, SibFU: 82A, pr. Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, admission [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
  • Organisation committee: 20, ul. Myasnitskaya, Moscow, opendoors [at] globaluni [dot] ru

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