OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

January 14, 2013

Call for Applications: Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Program 2013-2014, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


The OSCE Academy in Bishkek invites applications for the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Programme 2013-2014. The Programme offers advanced courses in political science, international relations and a range of applied disciplines in comprehensive security and conflict prevention and resolution with a focus on Central Asia.  The MA programme is supported by the OSCE and a number of OSCE participating states and partner institutions. The coursework starts on 2 September 2013 and finishes on 30 September 2014. 



Deadline: 5 APRIL, 2013



Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

 Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in  Political Science and other related fields, or enrollment in the final year of an undergraduate degree

 Excellent knowledge of English

 Applicants should not be older than 32 years on 2 September 2013

 Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan 

 Applicants from other OSCE participating states can be accepted for the programme, but on a limited basis only. 



The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers:

 Round trip travel expenses within Central Asia

 Monthly stipend of EUR 180 per month

 Housing allowance of EUR 95 for non-residents of Bishkek

 Health insurance (Citizens of Kyrgyzstan are not eligible)

 Child allowance of EUR 15 per child and single parent support (Medical insurance, transportation and visa costs are NOT provided for spouses and children) 


Interested candidates should submit completed application form (available online: and copies of diplomas and transcripts to 


Best qualified candidates only will be contacted for written tests and interviews.


For further information, please also contact the “OSCE Academy in Bishkek”

by phone: +996 (312) 54-12-00

or email:

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