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Athletes invited to apply for scholarship at Olympic University in Sochi (RUS)


One UIPM athlete will be offered a unique chance to join the next generation of sports professionals by spending a year studying in Sochi (RUS).

As part of the UIPM Athletes Career Programme (ACP), a scholarship has been secured for the Master of Sport Administration course at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) for the year 2020-21.

Interested athletes should apply through their National Federations to take up the opportunity, which has formed part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by UIPM and RIOU.

All applications must be received by the closing date of April 5, 2020. 

The MSA at RIOU is regarded as one of the top three postgraduate sport management courses, ranked second in Europe.

The selected applicant will receive a full-year scholarship to study at one of the world’s first universities dedicated to sport business education.

The scholarship package covers tuition fees, accommodation in a double room in a three-star apartment hotel and a monthly allowance of 10,000 roubles (€121). The student will have to cover other costs such as airfare, medical insurance (17,000 roubles) and diploma (11,000 roubles).

Applicants must:

  • Be active UIPM athletes with a UIPM ID registered by the NF (or retired since 2016)
  • Have a university degree, preferentially in a sports-related area
  • Be proficient in English (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge).


Other criteria for application will be sent via email directly by your National Federation upon request.


Click here for more information on the MSA programme and to discover life on campus in Sochi (RUS).



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