The admission process lasts about five months and consists of several stages:
Stage 1: May - August
Call for applications/acceptance of applications.
Stage 2: Agust
Reviewing applications and shortlisting successful candidates
Stage 3: September
Conducting written tests to those applicants who passed Stage 2.
Tests are normally conducted only in Bishkek, Astana, Almata, Tashkent, Dushanbe, and Kabul. Two types of tests are conducted: 1) Grammar English 2) Specialized multiple choice test on microeconomics.
Stage 4: September
Applicants who pass Stage 3 are invited for personal interviews. Interviews are normally conducted in Bishkek, Astana, Almata, Tashkent, Dushanbe, and Kabul.
Stage 5: October
Final Admission committee makes a final decision. For the impartiality and transparency of the process, some of the members of the Final Admission Committee are invited externally from international organizations in Bishkek.
For more information on admission stages, regulations, recruitment and selection criteria, please check out our Admission rules here.
How to Apply?
Applying for the OSCE Academy is easy! The following documents are normally required for the application for the Academy.
• Copy of a diploma and transcripts (only in Russian and English are accepted. If they are in other languages, certified translations are required)
• The OSCE Academy application from
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2014-2015
The Academy's MA programmes are extremely demanding and require full-time study. To maximize student's achievement and pass rates, all admitted students automatically receive the following financial support:
• Full tuition fee waiver
• Housing allowance - 95 euros per month (Bishkek residents are not eligible)
• Stipend - 180 euros per month
• Medical insurance (Kyrgyz citizens are not eligible)
• Round trip travel expenses to Bishkek
• Child allowance - 15 euros per child per month
• Single parent support upon request.
• Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in Economics and other related fields;
• Advanced level of English and Russian;
• Applicants should not be older than 32 years;
• Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Students from other OSCE participating and partner States can be accepted for the program on a limited basis.
OSCE Academy students include people of different ages and from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. We encourage students to reach their full potential. Men and women of all ages, those with disabilities or with special needs, from all social, educational and ethnic backgrounds, are considered equally according to their academic abilities.
The OSCE Academy is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of selecting the most qualified candidates, taking into consideration regional and gender balance. The OSCE Academy encourages applications from nationals of OSCE participating States, OSCE Partners for Co-operation, and OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation.