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“Olympic Scholarships” 2018/2019: New Enrollment

“Olympic Scholarships” 2018/2019: New Enrollment

The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) and the Vladimir Potanin Foundation announce the call for applications for the Olympic Scholarships of the Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program.

The Competition has two nominations: scholarships for fellows of the English version of the Master of Sport Administration Program (MSA) and grants for visiting professors of the MSA program for the academic year 2018 - 2019.

Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation:

“We are pleased that the “Olympic Scholarships” competition helps the RIOU to invite unique professors, as well as offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to achieve their goal to get high-quality education. The University in Sochi is one and only model in the world; its MSA program is dedicated to the latest advanced research achievements centered around sport management as an economic driver, transferring the knowledge to specialists who really need it.”

Lev Belousov, Rector of the RIOU:

“We have been cooperating closely with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation for six years. This creative approach enables us to attract best professors in their field, thus ensure good-quality education for young motivated specialists from all over the world who get this education thanks to the scholarship. Thus, the RIOU completes its main task – trains highly qualified managers for Russian and international sport industry. The influential British “SportBusiness International” magazine has ranked our flagship Master of Sport Administration course second among all European postgraduate sports courses and the tenth among the similar courses in the world.”

For the 2017-2018 academic year 20 fellows from 15 countries attend the Master of Sport Administration program;  12 visiting professors from 8 countries give lectures.

The Olympic Scholarships competition is held once a year.

The total fund of the competition is RUB 30 Million.

To apply for the competition, please contact the RIOU Admission Committee

by telephone+7 (862) 262 9724/22 or by e-mail: