The Open Society Foundations, in partnership with the University of London, is offering outstanding students an opportunity to pursue postgraduate work in human rights at the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Successful candidates must be engaged in or intending to pursue postgraduate work in their own country and have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a Master of Arts in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.
Each award will cover academic tuition fees, examination fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single person, and other agreed allowances, including one return economy flight from the grantee's home country.
The scholarships are open to applicants from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
- be nationals of, and normally reside in, the selected country during the academic year in which they apply for the award; applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as residents;
- display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
- already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the award) a relevant first degree of an equivalent standard to a good UK second-class Honours degree;
- have passed an IELTS test at an appropriate level (this must be at least 7.0 overall with no individual band less than 6.5);
- return to their home country at the end of their scholarship period to continue their studies / work there.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Previous relevant practical experience will be considered.
Please note that if you have applied, or are applying, for other grants, fellowships, or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should inform your local representative of the Open Society Scholarship Programs in your application. While you may apply for different forms of the Foundations' support simultaneously, you can be awarded only one Open Society Foundations scholarship or grant for a given period.
Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the local representatives of the Open Society Scholarship Programs directly involved in the Open Society Scholarship Programs and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
For further details, please contact your local representative of the Open Society Scholarship Programs and download and review the complete Guidance Notes and application form on the left.
Kazakhstan Educational Centre ‘Bilim-Central Asia’
Apt.7, Kunayev St 158/160
Tel: +7(727)2611555, 2612555
Ms. Larissa Gorbunova: firstname.lastname@example.org
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