Igor Meshakov-Korjakin Russian Scholarship

This scholarship supports students to study the Russian language and/or Russian literature at a university in Russia or at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $40,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Tu Quan Nguyen
    "My semester on exchange in Moscow has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I don’t think there is any way I could have learnt as much about Russian culture, history and language if I had not lived and studied in Moscow myself. Since completing the exchange, my Russian language skills have improved dramatically, and I will continue to work on achieving a higher proficiency. Russia has so much to offer foreign students."
    - Tu Quan Nguyen
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the discipline of Russian languages and/or Russian literature; and,
    • have successfully completed at least Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2 (or the equivalent).

    Students who intend to travel for Study Exchange, intensive language/summer programs are encouraged to apply. Examples of acceptable institutions include: Pushkin Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Petrozavodsk State University.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who make the most compelling case for the use of scholarship funds in terms of their future studies/research and/or who best demonstrates that the funds would be integral to a successful research outcome.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including the following supporting documents:

    • a summary of your proposed program of study in Russia, including a travel summary with commencement and completion dates if known, a project summary and a brief budget;
    • evidence of initial contact or Global Mobility Exchange approval or short course placement at a Russian university;
    • two academic references;
    • a current academic statement/transcript; and,
    • any other documents or information which may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Igor Meshakov-Korjakin

    The late Igor Meshakov-Korjakin gave direction to establish a scholarship or scholarships for students of Russian. The scholarship is to enable students to study Russian language and/or Russian literature at a university in Russia or at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. The donor was a retired senior lecturer in the then department of Russian and Language Studies at the University.

What are the benefits?

Up to $40,000. Several awards may be offered from the total amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.



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