OSCE Academy Scholarship for Master of Arts Programmes in Kyrgyzstan 2016-17

OSCE Academy Scholarship for Master of Arts Programmes in Kyrgyzstan , and applications are submitted till 31 March 2016.Applications are invited for OSCE Academy Scholarship to undertake Master of Arts (MA) Programmes starting from 1 September 2016. The OSCE Academy does not charge tuition fees. All accepted students receive full tuition waiver, and additionally, are entitled for a monthly stipend covering living costs in Bishkek. Only applicants from the OSCE participating states can apply. Priority is given to applicants from of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia Full detail:

School(Institutions/ Hosting Countries): OSCE Academy | Kyrgyzstan

Level: MA programme

Field(s): politics and security programme and economic governance and development programme

Deadline: 31 March 2016.

Funded By: OSCE Academy (Accredited by the Ministry of Education of Kyrgyzstan)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): OSCE Academy Scholarship is targeted for Only applicants from the OSCE participating states can apply. The OSCE has 57 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United States, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, 

Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Holy See, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. Priority is given to applicants from of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Known

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers:

-Full tuition fee waiver;

Stipend of 180 Euros per month;

Housing allowance of 120 Euros per month (Bishkek residents are not eligible);

Round trip travel to Bishkek;

Medical insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan);

Child allowance of 15 Euros per child per month;

  • Funded internship opportunities in Europe for top students.


The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a regional centre for post-graduate education, capacity building, research, and dialogue. The OSCE Academy, created by the Memorandum of Understanding between the OSCE and the Government of Kyrgyzstan, is supported by Norway, Finland, Germany, the USA, Denmark, Canada and other OSCE participating states.

Its MA Programmes are designed for young people who wish to broaden their education in the areas of politics, security, international relations, conflict prevention, international development, economics and governance.


OSCE Academy Scholarship applicants must meet the following admission criteria :

Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in a related academic field;

Advanced level of English;

Age 32 or younger as of  1 September 2015;

Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia. A limited number of students from other OSCE member countries can be accepted for the programme.

Selection Criteria for OSCE Academy Scholarship

The selection in the first round consists of screening completed application forms and attached academic documents.

At this stage, the commission evaluates academic achievements, work experience and the quality of statement of purpose. Since the OSCE Academy has limited number of seats in each MA programme, all applicants are ranked and only top students are invited for the next rounds.


Only successful candidates will be notified by email.

Scholarship Application Method

Applications should be submitted online.

Scholarship Applications are due on 31 March 2016.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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