21 January 2020

As in previous years, the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) has offered the EOC a free scholarship for a high-level, intensive Master in Sports Administration (MSA) course for the academic year 2020-2021.

The course includes a one-year full-time programme, which will be held in Sochi, Russia from September 2020 to June 2021. It is designed for individuals who have higher education qualifications, leadership qualities and an ambition to develop their professional expertise and make an outstanding career in sport administration.

The aim of the MSA is training a new generation of sports managers with the right knowledge and skills to work professionally in any economic environment. The students will learn how to effectively manage sports venues, clubs, financial and information flows in sport, and how to build appropriate marketing strategies. They will also be trained in the legal aspects of sports and research methodology.

MSA Course is one of the TOP 3 postgraduate sport management courses, ranked 2nd in Europe.

The scholarship covers the tuition fee and accommodation. While the EOC will be in charge of the travel costs.

The application form should be filled out here and accompanied by the following documents:

– a comprehensive CV

– copy of passport (face page)

– a copy of diploma with transcripts

– proof of English language ability

Candidatures should be sent to within the deadline of 20 April 2020.

For further details on the course and candidature requirements please visit