Deadline: 15 June 2019
Open to: applicants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Venue: 5-30 August 2019 – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional training and intellectual exchange. Its highly demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” annually enroll up to 60 young professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, on a competitive basis. Furthermore, the Academy engages in preparatory programs and conducts various seminars and schools to help young graduates to gain methodological skills and to prepare for further studies.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is pleased to announce its preparatory Summer School Programme for applicants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. While meant as a preparatory course for the Master’s programs offered at the OSCE Academy – in Politics & Security and in Economic Governance & Development – the School is open for applications from ALL interested young graduates in related disciplines. Choosing between two broad fields of academic inquiry, participants are set to benefit from in-depth knowledge about social research skills or to learn about complex calculus and statistical models, gaining preparation for any future endeavor in the mentioned disciplines. In addition, all participants will undergo training in academic writing (in English) thus developing a necessary skill-set to enter into one of the Academy’s programs or any other international graduate course.
In particular, this Summer School is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills on the following courses (on one of the offered blocks): I) Mathematics for Economists, Probability and Statistics course, Academic Writing and II) Research Methods in Social Sciences and Academic Writing.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Final year students, BA, MSc Diploma in Economics, International Relations, Political Science or related fields;
- Advanced level of English;
- Citizenship of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
- Full tuition fee waiver;
- A stipend of 300 EUR per four weeks;
- Round trip travel to Bishkek.
Note: The Academy will not cover health insurance and expenses of family members. The Academy, however, assists with all issues related to traveling to Bishkek and finding housing in the city.
Note: Financial support depends on the availability of funds and allocated on a competitive basis.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.