University of London Scholarships in Human Rights 2012-2013

University of London Scholarships in Human Rights 2012-2013, Стипендии для обучения за рубежом

The scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who are engaged in or intending to pursue postgraduate work in their own country and who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers in their own country. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a Master of Arts in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.

The scholarships will enable suitably qualified students to pursue the following taught postgraduate programmes within the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the University of London: MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights

Each award will provide for payment of academic tuition fees, examination fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student, and other agreed allowances including one return economy airfare.

Who is eligible to apply?

The scholarships are open to applicants from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Applicants must:

  • be nationals of, and normally resident 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 being resident;

  • 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) at the time of taking up the award;

  • previous relevant practical experience will be considered;

  • 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.

Please note that if you have applied, or are applying, for other grants, fellowships or scholarships with the Open Society Foundations you should alert us to this in your application. While you may apply for more than one program 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 Educational Advising Centers or local Open Society Foundations representations directly involved in the Open Society Scholarship Programs administration in the region and the participating universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.

How can I apply?

You can get application forms (together with information about the courses at the Human Rights Centre) from your local Educational Advising Centre.

You will have to complete a Graduate Admissions Applications Pack (this requires that you submit a number of additional documents, such as academic references, etc.)

You must submit all the necessary documents to your Educational Advising Centre (see Section 7 below for contact details) by Monday 23 January 2012 at the latest (one original set, plus two complete photocopied sets).

Contact details of Educational Advising Centers and local OSF Representations


Educational Development Center
"BILIM-Central Asia"
Masanchi St., 83, Almaty

050022, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 727 2597620 [22]
Fax: +7 727 2597622

Contact persons:

Larissa Gorbunova:
Leila Yedygenova:


Soros Foundation–Kyrgyzstan

55A Logvinenko Street

Tel: +996 312 663475 ext. 112
Fax: +996 312 663448

Contact person:

Rakia Rustemova: