OSCE Academy Bishkek Scholarship in Kyrgyzstan Master Degrees

The OSCE Academy Bishkek Scholarship in Kyrgyzstan Master Degrees. OSCE Foundation in Bishkek is an open foundation, set up in 2002 by the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Participation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Institute promotes the standards and values of the OSCE through post-graduate instruction, professional training, investigation, and intellectual trade. It requests MA Programs within the fields of “Economic Administration and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” enlist an add up to of up to 60 understudies on a profoundly competitive premise each year. They are outlined for youthful experts with a strong work ethic who wish to broaden their education within the regions of political sciences, security considers, universal relations, struggle anticipation, universal improvement studies, economics, and questions of great administration. The programs start on 1 September 2023 and end on 28 February 2025. All enrolled students must participate in the preparatory Summer School from 7 to 30 August 2023. Both MA programs are organized as full-time studies and require students to travel and live in Bishkek.


  • Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
  • Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (four-year BA, MA, Specialist Diploma) in a related academic field
  • Advanced level of English
  • Citizenship of one of the seven Programme Countries of the Academy (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) or of any other participating State of the OSCE.


Applicants can apply online following the steps below:

  • Prepare required/supporting documents listed below
  • Access the application form by clicking on Apply now button (or using the link to your program of choice below)
  • Create an account on embark website
  • select your program
  • fill the form
  • upload your documents
  • check the accuracy of your information on the application form
  • submit the application
  • Wait for the application screen; if your application was successful,
  • you will be invited to take a written exam; if you are successful,
  • You will be invited to an interview; if you pass it, you will get the full scholarship and start your preparatory summer school in August 2023, and your main master’s program will start on 1st September.
  • Personal Statement limited to 700 words.
  • Graduate/undergraduate diploma in Russian or English.
  • Transcript in English or Russian
  • Details of Two referees (name, relationship to the applicant, Phone, Email)
  • Details of work supervisor (if you have work experience)

Russian Open Door Master And PhD Scholarship 2022-2023

Financial Support/Scholarship:

• Full tuition fee waiver.
• Stipend of 360 euros per month (18 months)
• Round trip travel to Bishkek (economy class)
• Medical insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan)
• Funded exclusive internship opportunities in Europe (OSCE Secretariat in ViennaNorwegian Institute of International Affairs in OsloGeneva Centre for Security PolicyAleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, etc.) for top GPA students     

• Strong Alumni Networks and numerous opportunities after graduation.

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

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

Application deadline – 15 January 2023, 11 pm (Bishkek time)

Program Starts: September 1, 2023

How to Apply


MA in Politics and SecuritySTART THE APPLICATION

MA in Economic Governance and Development: START THE APPLICATION

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