Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Bachelor of Arts Programme in Economics

15 August - 18 August, 2022

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). It promotes the principles and values of the OSCE through undergraduate and post-graduate education, professional trainings, research and intellectual exchange.

The OSCE Academy has established BA Programme in the field of “Economics” and will enrol a total of up to 20-25 students on a highly competitive basis each year. It is designed for talented applicants with a strong learning and work discipline who wish to gain the education in the areas of international development studies, economics and questions of good governance.

The programme starts on 1 September 2022. It is organised as a full-time study and requires students to reside in Bishkek during the education period.

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
• Citizenship of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
• Successful completion of secondary general or secondary vocational education (certificate of secondary general education or diploma of secondary vocational education)
• Advanced level of English. After applying through the portal, the selected candidates are invited for English language testing. With the following international certificates confirming advanced level of English proficiency, applicants are exempted from the proficiency test: 
- TOEFL iBT - 75,
- TOEFL PBT - 538
- TOEFL CBT - 205
- TOEIC - 665
- IELTS - 6,0
- Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – 169

• Additionally, Kyrgyzstan’s citizens must have the National Test Certificate (main test min 110 points and mathematics minimum 60 points)

Financial Support/Scholarship:

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • Stipend of 110 euros per month (4 years)
  • Round trip travel (economy class) and visa costs from home country to Bishkek.
  • Medical insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan)

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TO APPLY PLEASE, REGISTER AND COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:

FOR CITIZENS OF KYRGYZSTAN:

1st round
- 19.07.2022. (8:00 am Bishkek time) - 24.07.2022. (6:00 pm. Bishkek time)
- Collection of applications via the link (google form): Citizens of Kyrgyzstan
- Till 5:00pm. 25.07.2022
- The invitation letter is sent to the applicants who have passed the preliminary selection to the email address provided by the applicant in the application form.
- 27.07.2022, 2:00 pm - Written English language test at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (1A Botanichesky pereulok).
- 28.07.2022, 10:00 am - Announcement of the results and the list of applicants recommended for admission.
- 28.07.2022, 10:00 am. - 01.08.2022, 10:00 am. - Written confirmation by the applicant to be enrolled with the proper documents attached.

2nd round
- 15.08.2022 (8:00 am Bishkek time) - 18.08.2022 (2:00 pm. Bishkek time)
- Collection of applications via the link (google form): Citizens of Kyrgyzstan
- Till 5:00 pm. 19.08.2022 - The invitation letter is sent to the applicants who have passed the preliminary selection to the email address provided by the applicant in the application form.
- 20.08.2022, 2:00 pm. - Written English language test at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (1A Botanichesky pereulok).
- 20.08.2022, 11:00 pm. - Announcement of the results and the list of applicants recommended for admission.
- 23.08.2022, 5:00 p.m. - Written confirmation by the applicant to be enrolled with the proper documents attached.

FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS:

- 08.08.2022 (8:00 am Bishkek time) - 14.08.2022 (2:00 pm Bishkek time) - Collection of applications via the link (google form): Others citizens
- 15.08.2022 - 16.08.2022
- The invitation letter is sent to the applicants who have passed the preliminary selection to the email address provided by the applicant in the application form.
- 17.08.2022 - 19.08.2022 - Written online tests: Mathematics and English.

>>>>Online Examination Rules<<<<

- 20.08.2022 - Announcement of the results and the list of applicants recommended for admission.
- 22.08.2022 till 5:00 pm (Bishkek time) - Online-application with written confirmation of the applicant's wish to be enrolled with the proper documents attached.

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The following applicants may be admitted without competition (For Citizens of Kyrgyzstan only):

- holders of the National Test Gold Certificates, provided the knowledge of the English language at the required level. Maximum 15 applicants.
- the winner of the National/Republican Olympiad for schoolchildren in mathematics or winners (gold, silver, bronze medals) of the International Olympiad in Mathematics (IMO), provided that they participate in the ORT and receive points equal to or higher than the threshold score (for the Kyrgyz Republic) and knowledge of the English language at the required level.

For further information please contact: ba-econ@osce-academy.net

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

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