MA in Political Science (Central Asia), Kyrgyzstan

Deadline: 08/04/2010
Open to: students preferably from Central Asia, exception possible
Fund: available for every student

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek invites applications for the Master of Arts in Political Science (Central Asia) Program. The program is a 13-month course work that will start on 30 August 2011.

The Master of Political Science (Central Asia) program focuses on various issues and approaches in political theory, international relations, regional and international security, conflict prevention,
management and resolution, activities of international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the region, international and regional politics, human rights, and international
development.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
– successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA etc.) in a related field
– excellent knowledge of Russian and English
– should not be older than 32 years on 1 September 2010
– citizenship preferably of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
– students from other OSCE participating and partner States can be accepted on a limited basis

Financing
The MA Program is absolutely free of any fees. All students receive a grant from the OSCE Academy which covers:
– Round trip travel expenses within Central Asia
– Monthly stipend of 150 euros per month
– Housing allowance for non-residents of Bishkek
– Health insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan)
– Child allowance and single parent support

Application procedure
The applicant need to submit following documents:
1. the application form
2. two reference forms (in English or Russian)
3. copies of diplomas, degree certificates or transcripts (scanned if by e-mail)
4. 1 digital photo (600×600 pixels, JPEG, max. 240 KB)

Complete applications must be received by April 8, 2010 at the address:

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek
1 A Botanichesky pereulok
720044 Bishek
Kyrgystan

or by email: [email protected]

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