Due to COVID-19 situation, the admission timeline is subject to change!


OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Master of Arts Programmes 2021-2022

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

Application deadline – 20 December 2020, 11 pm (Bishkek time)

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 2021.

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 (18 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


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

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 April 19, 2021
Kyrgyzstan/ Bishkek April 2, 2021
Uzbekistan/ Tashkent April 20, 2021
Tajikistan/ Dushanbe April 19, 2021
Kazakhstan/ Nur-Sultan April 5, 2021

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

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