BA in Economics

Admission 2023

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.

BA Programme in Economics enrolls up to 20-25 students on a highly competitive basis each year. It is a full time programme and requires the arrival of the student in Bishkek. The programme is designed for talented applicants with a strong learning and work discipline who wish to gain an education in the areas of international development studies, economics and questions of good governance.

The programme starts on 1 September 2023. It is organised as a full-time study and requires students to reside in Bishkek during the education period.

Financial Support/Scholarship:
• Full tuition fee waiver
• Monthly stipend of 300 euros
• Round trip travel (economy class) and visa costs from home country to Bishkek.
• Medical insurance (except for the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic)
• Internship at partner organizations (for the best students)

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
• Citizenship of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or of any other participating State of the OSCE;
• Successful completion of secondary general or secondary vocational education (certificate of secondary general education or diploma of secondary vocational education);
• Advanced level of English;
• Additionally, the Kyrgyz Republic’s citizens must have the National Test Certificate (main test and mathematics).

HOW TO APPLY

For citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic:

1st stage - Registration for the English Proficiency Test via online-form. Incomplete applications will not be taken into
30 May 2023 - English Proficiency Test
(Registration is closed)
26 June 2023 - English Proficiency Test
(Registration is closed 23 June 2023)

Holders of the ORT Golden Certiifcate can register for the English Proficiency Test. The examination will be held on 12 July 2023 at 14.00 (registration is closed).

2nd stage - English Proficiency Test at the OSCE Academy on 30 May and 26 June 2023 (check the results here).

The list of applicants who have scored enough points in internal examination of the OSCE Academy and gained a right to participate in the next stage of the admission process here.

3rd stage - Register and apply through the Ministry of Education and Science’s admission portal with the National test certificate (ОРТ) on main test and mathematics on https://2020.edu.gov.kg/ . Only current year’s results are accepted.

RESULTS OF THE 1ST ROUND here 

RESULTS OF THE 3RD ROUND here

4th stage – The list of “Recommended for enrollment” candidates announced, based on the results of the National test certificate (ОРТ) on the main test and mathematics.

5th stage - Candidates submit all required documents in time. Late submission is not accepted.

6th stage - If required number of students is not launched, the next round is opened through the portal of the Ministry of Education and Science.

For International applicants:

1st stage - Registration for the admission tests using the online form (Deadline was 18 April 2023)
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the 2nd stage - testing.

2nd stage - Internal tests on Mathematics and English Proficiency Test in Tashkent, Astana, and Dushanbe (Check the results here).

The list of applicants who have scored enough points in internal examination of the OSCE Academy and gained a right to participate in the next stage of the admission process here.

3rd stage – Final list of applicants recommended to apply through the online portal is announced based on the results of the internal admission tests.

4th stage – “Recommended for enrollment” candidates register through the portal of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic to submit required documents https://edugate.edu.gov.kg/ . Deadline - 30 July 2023.

Final list of enrolled students here.

IMPORTANT DATES

Internal tests (English Proficiency Test)                 Bishkek

30 May 2023 

26 June 2023 (registration is closed)       

12 June 2023 (registration is closed for holders of the "Gold Certificate")

Internal tests (Math and English Proficiency Test) Tashkent 26 April 2023
Internal tests (Math and English Proficiency Test) Astana 27 April 2023
Internal tests (Math and English Proficiency Test) Dushanbe 27 April 2023
Internal tests (Math and English Proficiency Test) Online 14 June 2023

* Please note that the Academy CANNOT enroll candidates who have no registration on the Ministry of Education of Science of the Kyrgyz Republic’s portals https://2020.edu.gov.kg/  for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and https://edugate.edu.gov.kg/  for international applicants.
** The OSCE Academy will not enroll candidates who did not take the Academy’s internal tests.

If you seek further information, please contact us via:
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-32-00, 54-12-00
Email: ba-econ@osce-academy.net