One-Year-Stay at NUPI

One-Year Stay at NUPI

This Fellowship is exclusively targeted at the alumni of the OSCE Academy. Graduates of any year and either of the MA programmes may apply. Two alumni will be selected to spend a year at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). This stay is an add-on to the MA degree from the OSCE Academy, and the purpose is to further prepare the two successful applicants for work in international affairs or continued study/research by deepening their practical and academic experience. While at NUPI they will produce an article each in cooperation with NUPI staff and participate in other NUPI activities. The topics of the articles will be decided by NUPI in consultation with the fellows.

The fellows will be placed in the research group on Russia, Asia and International Trade ( These are full-time positions, and it is mandatory to follow NUPI working hours, holidays and other regulations. Fellows should be able to arrive in Oslo by 2 January 2019.

The fellows will each receive a stipend of NOK 9000 per month, with a double stipend the first month. In addition to the stipend, NUPI covers accommodation in a shared apartment. The stipend is to cover the expenses in connection with the stay in Norway. It is sufficient for one person to live in Oslo with a cautious lifestyle, but not enough for a family. NUPI will also cover two return flights from the country of residence to Norway.

Selection criteria

We are looking for people who are dedicated, hard-working, flexible and easy to get along with. Applicants should have good grades and excellent written English. The following is not mandatory but would be viewed positively: good skills in Russian, statistical analysis, Excel, data visualization; experience from data-gathering; relevant work or studies apart from the OSCE Academy; having produced academic or analytical publications. The best qualified candidates will be contacted for a phone or Skype interview and may also have their English language and other skills tested before being finally selected.


The finalists of this felowship are:


Shemshat Kasimova '10

Bakhrom Mananov '11


Natalia Zakharchenko '12

Said Reza Kazemi '12


Nuraida Abdykapar kyzy '13

Daniiar Moldokanov '13


Tatyana Djiganshina '14

Vasiliy Lakhonin '14


Nurbek Bekmurzaev '14

Gulaikhan Kubaeva '14


Saule Aripova '15

Galina Khegay '16


Javlon Juraev '17

Daniyar Kussainov '14


Abdyrakhman Sulaimanov '18

Talgat Ilimbek uulu '14


Galina Kolodzinskaia '17

Aidai Isataeva '18

For further information, contact Indra Overland:

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