International Open Competition in Computer Science 2020-2021

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Foreign and stateless citizens, including Russian compatriots living abroad, who are currently receiving/have an education that is deemed corresponding to secondary general education in the territory of the Russian Federation can participate in the Competition. Citizens of the Russian Federation who have a place of permanent registration in the Russian Federation can’t participate in the Competition. Winners and prize-winners receive the right to enroll tuition-free within the quota established by the Government of the Russian Federation inon Bachelor's and Specialist's programs at any Russian university with technical majors where mathematics and computer science are core subjects. The quota is set annually by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The Competition includes two mandatory rounds: the qualifying round, which is conducted online with the use of distance learning technologies, and the final round, which can be conducted both on-site or in the format of synchronous/asynchronous proctoring with the use of distance learning technologies.

Before registering for participation in the Competition, you should familiarize yourself with the Terms and Conditions, Guidelines and Procedures and Schedule.

You can participate in the Competition after completing registration on the website. During the registration, participants must provide their first name, surname, and patronymic (if any), their e-mail address (login), password, date of birth, phone number, country of citizenship, city and country of residence, confirm that they have no permanent place of residence in the Russian Federation, state the name of their educational institution (high school), class, whether they are students in their final year/graduates, and confirm that they haven’t yet received any Russian Government quotas for tuition-free education. All data has to be in Russian (in Cyrillic characters) or in English (in Latin characters).

Information regarding the schedule of the final round can be found in the General Information section.

For all questions related to the Competition, please contact Be sure to include in your message the name of the Competition and your full name.

All participants who signed up via should use emails addresses that they used during registration.