Language Requirement Not Required
No. of Opportunity 60
Fields of study Politics And Security
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 2 Years
Language of Instruction English
Opportunity ID 1128
Are you a student from a country in Central Asia, including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan or OSCE participating states and seeking to study your master’s in politics, Security program, Economic Governance, and Development program, etc.? You can apply to fully-funded scholarships offered by OSCE Academy in Bishkek. OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Academy, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, it was established in 2002 by the Kyrgyz government and the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The OSCE Academy accepts 60 students in a very competitive procedure in master programs designed for young professionals who have a strong work ethic, with broader education wish 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 the first of September 2023 and ends at the end of February 2025. The program has a mandatory preparatory summer school that will be held from 7th to 30th August 2023.
Deadline: January 15, 2023 (11:pm Bishkek time) Extended to: February 15th, 2023
Program Starts: September 1, 2023
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Type: Full time
The medium of instruction: English
Fields of study:
- MA program in Economic Governance
- MA Programme in Politics and Security
Related fields of study in bachelor’s degree:
- Conflict Prevention
- International Development
- International Relations
- Mongolia and
Benefits of OSCE Academy Scholarships
This Scholarship is fully funded, covering the following items:
- 360 Euros Monthly stipend for 18 months
- Full tuition fee Waiver
- Round Trip travel cost to Bishkek
- Health Insurance (except Kyrgyz citizens)
- This program provides you paid internship in Europe (at (OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, etc.) if you get a top GPA.
- Be a Citizen of one of the following countries : Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan or OSCE participating states.
- Having obtained or expected to complete a Bachelor’s Degree before starting the program (MA, or Specialist Diploma) in a related field.
- Advanced level of English Language Proficiency.
- Age limit: 35 or younger as of the program start (September 1, 2023)
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online following the steps below:
- Prepare required/supporting documents listed below
- Access the application form by clicking on Apply now button (or using the link to your program of choice below)
- Create an account on embark website
- select your program
- fill the form
- upload your documents
- check the accuracy of your information on the application form
- submit the application
- Wait for the application screen; if your application was successful,
- you will be invited to take a written exam; if you are successful,
- You will be invited to an interview; if you pass it, you will get the full scholarship and start your preparatory summer school in August 2023, and your main master’s program will begin on 1st September.
Supporting Documents (in English/Russian)
- Personal Statement limited to 600 words.
- Graduate/undergraduate diploma in Russian or English.
- Transcript in English or Russian
- Details of Two referees (name, relationship to the applicant, Phone, Email)
- Details of work supervisor (if you have work experience)
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for tests and interviews.
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If you have any questions, you can contact OSCE Academy via email: Politics and Security [email protected] Economic governance and development [email protected]. or visit the admission section of the academy website.