IBSF and Russian International Olympic University offer new MSA scholarship for 2016-2017
The joint program had been introduced last year and started with Christina Smith, former Bobsleigh athlete from Canada, who applied and has been chosen for the scholarship 2015/16. She will complete the program in June. Please find a statement about her experiences below.
The scholarship covers tuition fee and accommodation at the modern university campus on the Black Sea. The duration of the program is 39 weeks (three semesters, September 2016 - June 2017) and it is required to be there full time.
IBSF will then choose a candidate and recommend her/him to the RIOU. The candidate will then apply to RIOU using the online registration form and the Admissions Board will examine the application and will inform the candidate approx. by mid-June.
Brief information about MSA program study terms and conditions for 2016-2017 (Download)
Promo leaflet (Download)
RIOU website link: http://www.olympicuniversity.ru/en/web/msa-eng1/home
Campus video tour: http://www.olympicuniversity.ru/en/press-center/video/-/multimedia/folder/991284
Info about scholarship, incl. a statement of Alumni Christina Smith: http://english.fondpotanin.ru/what_we_do/education/olympic
Statement of Christina Smith:
In a thank you note to IBSF Christina Smith wrote about the program 2015/2016:
“It is with profound gratitude that I extend my sincerest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (IBSF) for the tremendous academic opportunity to do a Master’s in Sport Administration at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU). Being a Bobsleigh Olympian from the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games, I am humbled by the honor of representing our sliding sport community, as well as embrace the challenge of the superior education at the world class legacy facility from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. [...] RIOU exposes me to learn from world renowned academic professors from around the globe and provides me the opportunity to collaborate, exchange and explore different views from colleagues coming from 17 diverse nations. This experience is incomparable and priceless!
RIOU provides its students with an exclusive opportunity to graduate with the Olympic brand associated with its international degree creating future leaders with academic prestige and marketable appeal.”