The Olympiad for high school graduates of foreign states "It's time to study in Russia!" is being held every year since 2013 under the guidance of Rossotrudnichestvo and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Consortium "it's time to study in Russia!".
In accordance with the concept of the event, the Olympiad сonsists of two stages: informational and qualifying.
The informational stage includes a series of events to present the Russian education, the universities participating in Consortium, and to elaborate on the opportunities of how to obtain higher education in Russia, including using the federal budget resources.
The qualifying stage includes various tests to identify the winners of the Olympiad who receive government scholarships to study at Russian universities within the quota allocated by the Russian Government.
Participation in the Olympiad is free of charge.
The Olympiad are voluntarily attended by Students of educational organizations that provide educational programs of basic and secondary education, regardless of citizenship.
The Olympiad assignments are comprised on the basis of typical educational programs of basic and secondary education in Russia.