Master of Arts in Politics and Security Programme in Bishkek

Call for Applications for 2014-15 Academic Year

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is now accepting applications for the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Programme 2014-2015. The Programme offers advanced courses in political science, international relations and a range of applied disciplines in comprehensive security and conflict prevention and resolution with a focus on Central Asia.  The MA programme is supported by the OSCE and a number of OSCE participating states and partner institutions. The coursework starts on 1 September 2014 and finishes on 30 September 2015.

Deadline for submission of full application: 5 APRIL, 2014


Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in  Political Science and other related fields, or enrollment in the final year of an undergraduate degree
Excellent knowledge of English
Applicants should be not be older than 32 on 1 September 2014
Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
Applicants from other OSCE participating states can be accepted for the programme, but on a limited basis only.


The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers:

Round trip travel expenses within Central Asia
Monthly stipend of EUR 180 per month
Housing allowance of EUR 95 for non-residents of Bishkek
Health insurance (Citizens of Kyrgyzstan are not eligible for insurance)
Child allowance of EUR 15 per child and single parent support (Medical insurance, transportation and visa costs are NOT provided for spouses and children)

How to apply?

Submitting an application to the MA in Politics and Security programme requires the following:

Completed Application Form. The form can be downloaded from the website. It is also circulated together with the Call for Applications. All the fields of the Application Form must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scanned copies of previous degree certificates/diplomas and transcripts. If the documents are in languages other than English or Russian, a certified translation into English or Russian is required. The documents are accepted in scanned version at

Please note that due to large number of applications, the Academy will contact shortlisted applicants only.

For further information, please also contact the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

by phone: +996 (312) 54-12-00
or email:
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