The Open Society Foundations and the University of London invite applications for the above scholarships for Masters programme in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Applicants must be both nationals of and residents in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Applicants should have outstanding relevant academic qualifications and an excellent command of the English language. Each scholarship provides one year’s tuition fees at the University of London, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only), and a return air travel from the scholar’s home country. On completion of the scholarship programme, the scholars are expected to return to their home country to resume their studies or work.

Further information and application forms are available from the address below, and completed applications should be submitted to the same address by 21 January 2013.


Kazakhstan Educational Centre ‘Bilim-Central Asia’
Apt.7, Kunayev St 158/160
Almaty, 050010

Tel:+7(727)2611555, 2612555
Contact persons:
MsLarissa Gorbunova:
MsLeila Yedygenova:


Soros Foundation–Kyrgyzstan
55A Logvinenko Street
Bishkek, 720040
Tel: +996 312 663475 ext. 112
Fax: +996 312 663448
Contact person:
Ms Mirgul Iminova:

Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 2 years before) of the local representations of the Open Society Scholarship Programs in the region and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these scholarships.