External Education Program

Since its establishment, the Open Society Foundation has been generously supporting passionate individuals who wished to improve knowledge and advance their education, by providing them with educational scholarships to study abroad. The OSF believes that external education not only contributes to the knowledge renewal and transfer, professional advancement and success and bridges among scientists and professionals from around the world, but it also inspires and empowers these individuals to bring in a positive and enduring social change in their countries and in the world.

Currently there are two scholarship opportunities for external education for individuals from Armenia: 1) to study at the Central European University degree programs (master’s and doctoral programs in a number of social sciences and humanities) in Budapest/Hungary and, 2) to participate in short intensive summer universities delivered every year at the CEU. To learn further about OSF’s Network Scholarship programs, please visit their website:https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/scholarship-programs

Central European University Program (CEU)
CEU is a unique higher education institution: the currently enrolled 1,500 masters’ and doctoral students come from 117 countries, the faculty is drawn from 51 countries and a number of masters and doctoral degrees are offered in a wide range of fields, such as: business, public policy, economics, cognitive science, gender studies, history, international relations, legal studies, mathematics and its applications, medieval studies, nationalism studies, network sciences, philosophy, political science, sociology and social anthropology. The University is accredited both in Hungary and the United States. Its mission is to teach the values of open society: free minds, free politics and free institutions. In 2016 the CEU attained world-class rankings in teaching and research making it among top ranked universities across the world. The application process starts usually in September and ends in January. For more information on admissions (application requirements, submission, TOEFL and other departmental exams, etc.), as well as information on scholarships, please visit the CEU website: http://www.ceu.edu
Also, see CEU 2016-2017 Admissions brochure, as well as the Scholarship, Awards and Loans guidelines attached below, which highlight details on the recent admission process. Please also follow the OSF Armenia website and Facebook page for further information on events to be organized for perspective applicants from Armenia.

Central European University Summer School
CEU’s Summer University program hosts high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in social sciences and humanities. Courses involve distinguished international faculty, including both invited and CEU professors, and excellent advanced doctoral students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants.

Course offerings cater for the various needs of academic and professional development across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include anthropology, cognitive science, comparative religion, cultural studies, environmental sciences, international relations, legal studies, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology etc. Application process generally begins in January. For more information on the CEU summer university please visit the following website:

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