Global Education Program (GEP) is a Russian government funding program designed in execution of the President of the Russian Federation Decree # 967 of 28 December 2013 “On measures to develop human resource potential of the Russian Federation”.

GEP is realized according to the Russian Government Decree #568 of 20 June 2014 and Decree # 635 of June 26 2015 under the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

GEP funds full-time post-graduate studies in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere. Besides tuition fees, the Program grant covers travel expenses to and from the student’s place of residence to the university, medical insurance, accommodation, meals and academic literature. Grant is given for the whole duration of the studies. Total expenditure for one year of study can not exceed 2 763 600 Russian rubles.

Program participants are expected to return to Russia upon completion of their studies and to obtain employment in accordance with the qualification gained for a period of at least 3 years.


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


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.