Global Education Program (GEP)

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, under the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, is realizing Global Education Program (GEP). GEP is aimed at providing financial support for Russian citizens admitted to leading higher educational institutions and at their employment in Russia in accordance with the qualification gained upon completion their studies.

Program Aim: Every Russian citizen with at least a Bachelor degree is able to apply for Global Education grant in order to cover his or her postgraduate studies at one of the world leading universities, if he/she is ready to return to Russia upon completion of the studies and to obtain employment in accordance with the qualification gained for a period of at least 3 years.

Program Goals: GEP is aimed at developing human resource potential through education of prospective employees in science, engineering, medicine, education and social sector management and at providing financial support for Russian citizens admitted to leading higher educational institutions.

Program Agenda:

  • Building groups of people admitted to the world leading universities;
  • Conducting the competitive selection procedure of the Program participants;
  • Providing information on the conditions and implementation of the Program to the participants;
  • Establishing mechanism that would help GEP participants to obtain employment in accordance with the qualification gained;
  • Monitoring the fulfilment of obligations and conditions under GEP agreement;
  • Effecting repayments of the grant and exacting penalties in case of the violation of the Program terms and conditions.

Program Highlights:

  • 3 levels of study – Master’s, PhD and Residency programs (Medicine)
  • 5 priority study areas: science, engineering, education, medicine and social sector management
  • 32 specializations
  • 288 world leading universities from 32 countries
  • Funding no less than 718 Russian citizens’ postgraduate studies at the world leading universities and the employment upon completion of their studies

Program Participants: Russian citizens with a Bachelor or Specialist degree who are going to or have already enrolled in Master’s, PhD or Residency programs in a priority study area at the eligible universities and are ready to return to Russia upon completion of studies and to obtain employment in accordance with the qualification gained for a period of at least 3 years.

Program Duration: 3 years (2014 – 2016), waiting for the extension

Funding Allocation: 4,41 bln Russian rubles (1,47 bln per year)

Limit for Each Participant: up to 2,76 mln Russian rubles per year (tuition fees and living expenses)

Expected Results of the Program: GEP is expected to build the highly qualified human resources for Russian employers, especially those located in Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts, in order to facilitate modernization and implementation of innovative technologies and to realize the potential for future growth in social and economic spheres.

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Additional Information

Official Program Website: www.educationglobal.ru
Email: globaledu@skolkovo.ru
Phone: +7 (495) 28-00-625