Applications are currently being received for the OSCE Academy in Bishkek Scholarship. The scholarship is fully funded and awarded to qualified candidates who are applying to study in one of the masters of art programs (MA in Politics and Security Programme and the MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme) of the academy. The scholarship program aims to assist selected candidates in the pursuit of their educational goals.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 by the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes the principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional training, research and intellectual exchange. Its demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” enroll a total of up to 60 students on a highly competitive basis each year.
The two programs are designed for young professionals with a strong work ethic who wish to broaden their education in the areas of political sciences, security studies, international relations, conflict prevention, international development studies, economics and questions of good governance. The program starts on 1 September 2024 and runs 18 months. All enrolled students must participate in the preparatory Summer School from 5 to 29 August 2024. Both MA programs are organized as full-time studies and require students to travel and live in Bishkek.
- Host institution: OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan.
- Fields of study: MA in Politics and Security, MA in Economic Governance and Development, MA in Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS).
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: 2 years.
- Eligible countries: Open to citizens of the seven Programme Countries of the Academy and any other participating State of the OSCE (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus,Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan).
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OSCE Academy in Bishkek Scholarship Benefits
Selected candidates for this scholarship program to study in Kyrgyzstan will receive the following benefits:
- Tuition-free studies
- Stipend of 450 euros per month (18 months)
- Round trip travel to/from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (economy class)
- Basic medical insurance coverage (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan)
- Funded internship opportunities in Europe for top GPA students.
OSCE Academy in Bishkek Scholarship Eligibility
To apply for this university scholarship program, applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
- Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (four-year BA degree, Specialist Diploma, or final year BA program) in the field of economics, finance, management, business administration, or other equivalent subjects
- Citizenship of one of the seven Programme Countries of the Academy (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) or of any other participating State of the OSCE (full list of eligible countries above).
- Advanced level of English (at least 6.5 on the IELTS or 90 on the TOEFL).
- UK Government Chevening Scholarships for Foreign Students;
- Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany;
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
How to Apply for OSCE Academy in Bishkek Scholarship
Interested candidates in these Asia scholarships should register and complete the corresponding form.
- MA in Politics and Security: click here
- MA in Economic Governance and Development: click here
- MA in Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS): click here
For those who seek further information, please contact [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further testing and interviews.
The application deadline is at 11 pm (Bishkek time). To know more about the OSCE Academy in Bishkek Scholarship to Study in Kyrgyzstan, please visit the university website. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.