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MA Degree Fully Funded Scholarships of OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan

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Are you a student from one of the participating OSCE states or one of the Central Asian nations, such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan? Are you looking for an MA in human rights and sustainability, a master’s in economic governance and development, or a master’s in politics and security? Apply to the OSCE Academy of Kyrgyzstan’s fully supported MA Degree Scholarships.

Eighty fully-funded scholarships are available from the OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan to students from the aforementioned nations so they can continue their education in Kyrgyzstan in 2024–2026.

Starting on September 1, 2024, the 18-month full-time MA programs will be offered. All enrolled students are required to attend the preparatory Summer School, which runs from August 5 to August 29, 2024, before September 1st. In order to pursue their intended degree, students must travel to and live in Bishkek.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Kyrgyz government established the public OSCE Academy in Bishkek in 2002. The OSCE Academy advances the ideals and tenets of the OSCE via postgraduate study, professional development, research, and discourse.

Fields of Study

Mainly, the MA Degree Scholarships of OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan for 2024-2026 consists of three main master’s degree program in the relevant study areas as follows:

  • Politics and Security (MA)
  • Economic Governance (MA)
  • Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Human Rights and Sustainability Program

Politics and Security (MA) related study areas:

  • Political sciences
  • Security studies
  • International relations
  • Conflict prevention

Economic Governance (MA) related study areas:

  • Economics
  • International development studies
  • Good governance

MA in Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS) related study areas:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Good Governance
  • Sustainability principles and standards with a focus on the Central Asian Region

Eligible Countries

Students of the following countries and OSCE state members are eligible to apply for MA Degree Scholarships of OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan:

  • Afghanistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan

Benefits of MA Degree Scholarships of OSCE Academy

This fully funded Scholarship covers the following items:

  • 450 Euros Monthly stipend for 18 months
  • Full tuition fee Waiver
  • Economy class round trip travel cost to/from Bishkek
  • Health Insurance (except for Kyrgyz citizens)
  • This program provides paid internships in Europe if you get a top GPA.

Requirements and Eligibilities

MA Degree Scholarships of OSCE Academy applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Citizen of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan or OSCE participating states.
  • They have obtained or are expected to complete a Bachelor’s Degree before starting the program (Four-year BA degree, final year BA program, or Specialist Diploma) in a related field.
  • Advanced level of English Language Proficiency (at least 90 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS)

How to Apply for the MA Degree Scholarships of OSCE Academy?

Applications procedure is online by following the steps below:

  • Prepare the required/supporting documents listed below
  • Access the application form by entering the Apply Now button (or Using the link to your program of choice below)
  • Create an account on the Embark website
  • Select your program
  • Fill out the application 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,
  • Candidates will get an invitation to attend an interview


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