Dear MA Applicants!

Due to COVID-19 situation, the admission timeline will change.
You will be updated on the new admission schedule and all the details via email. Please check your email regularly.

Stay safe!!!

OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Master of Arts Programmes 2020-2021

MA in Politics and Security Programme (Central Asia)            MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 by the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes the principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional training, research and intellectual exchange. Its demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” on a highly competitive basis enroll a total of up to 60 students each year. They are designed for young professionals who wish to broaden their education in the areas of politics, security, international relations, conflict prevention, international development, economics and governance.

The academic year starts on 1 September 2020.

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
 Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, Specialist Diploma) in a related academic field
 Advanced level of English
 Citizenship of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. A limited number of students from other OSCE participating States can be accepted to the programmes

Financial Support/Scholarship:
 Full tuition fee waiver
 Stipend of 300 euros per month (16 months)
 Round trip travel to Bishkek (economy class)
 Medical insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan)
 Funded internship opportunities in Europe for top GPA students

If you seek further information please contact:

MA in Politics and Security Programme:
MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme:


The preliminary dates of admission tests:

Country/City Admission tests
Afghanistan/ Kabul Mid-March -TBC
Kyrgyzstan/ Bishkek Mid-March -TBC
Uzbekistan/ Tashkent Mid-March -TBC
Tajikistan/ Dushanbe Late March -TBC
Kazakhstan/ Nur-Sultan Early April -TBC

Only successful candidates will be contacted for further testing and interviews!

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