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.
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
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-PS@osce-academy.net
MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme: MA-EGD@osce-academy.net
The preliminary dates of 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!