The Open Society University Network (OSUN) Mobility Programs aim to foster new pathways between and among OSUN members, particularly with those outside of North America and Europe.
The Graduate Mobility Program is designed to improve access to mobility for graduate students and strengthen the ties between participating institutions. A special emphasis is placed on students who are normally excluded from or have limited access to international mobility.
Within the OSUN Graduate Mobility Program opportunities are provided for graduate students currently enrolled in an OSUN member institution to undertake a study or research period abroad at another OSUN member institution. The graduate mobility opportunities includes both the tuition exchange* for self-funded students and needs-based mobility support grants for disadvantaged students.
*Students continue to pay tuition at their home school and receive a tuition waiver at the host school.
In the selection of grant recipients the relevance of their proposed studies / research to OSUN themes will be taken into consideration.
ELIGIBILITY FOR STUDY / RESEARCH MOBILITY
During the current pilot phase of this program graduate students* (Masters and Doctoral level) enrolled at the following institutions can apply:
*Please note that the mobility can only take place within the course of an ongoing degree program. Students need to complete their degree program at their home institution after the mobility.
American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Bard College, NY, USA
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Successful applicants will receive a tuition waiver at their host institution and will continue to pay tuition at their home institution.
The following placements are currently (AY 2022/23) available:
|Institutions||Placements available on graduate level|
|American University of Central Asia||10 students/term|
|Bard College||number up to program capacity, typically 1-2 per receiving program|
|BRAC University||3 students/trimester|
|Central European University||10 students/term (max 2 in one program at one time)|
|Universidad de los Andes||
*For more information on available disciplines at the respective institutions please visit the sub-section "Calls". Please note that MBA programs are excluded from this mobility scheme.
This is a tuition exchange program where eligible students pay their regular tuition at their home institution. Scholarships are available via the application process and are awarded based on both need and merit. Eligible applicants can receive a full or partial scholarship to help cover the following expenses: Travel and visa expenses, mandatory insurance, accommodations and living stipend for the duration of the study mobility.
Maximum scholarship levels / month for cost of living
Category 1 (BRAC)
Category 2 (Al-Quds, AUCA, WITS)
Category 3 ( UniAndes)
Category 4 (CEU Vienna)
Category 6 (Bard Annandale)
Category 7 (Bard NYC)
The OSUN Graduate Research Mobility Program can help fund research projects that are carried out as part of a Master’s or PhD program. To help cover the cost of travel and visa expenses, mandatory insurance, accommodations and living expenses for the duration of the research visit (30-120 days), a combination of merit- and need-based scholarships that range from 500 to 5,000 USD are available. Students are required to submit a detailed budget proposal as part of their application.
CALLS & INFORMATION SESSIONS
A call for Spring 2023 Study Mobility opens on Sept. 1, 2022. This call closes on Sept. 25, 2022.
Please see here for details:
The following materials must be submitted with the application:
- Reference / Letter of support from your supervisor / academic program director at your home institution
- Filled out application form on the application platform. Please sign in using the OSUN login with your institutional e-mail address.
- A list of up to two potential host institutions
- A list of intended coursework for each listed institution
- A statement of purpose for the proposed study mobility
- Up-to-date resume (CV)
- Proof of language proficiency if language at host university differs from that of home university
Please submit your application here. Please sign in using the OSUN login with your institutional e-mail address.
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS
Virtual Student Mobility Info Session for Spring 2023: September 7th from 2 - 3 pm Vienna Time (CET) / 8 - 9 am New York Time (EDT)
Join the Student Mobility Info Session to meet representatives from OSUN partner institutions and learn more about the study abroad opportunities available for Spring 2023! This session will include an overview of the host destinations in the OSUN network and a description of the application process.
Join via Zoom
Call for short-term research mobility to be completed by September 30, 2022.
Call for semester (term/trimester) long study mobility for Fall 2022.
* For an example of requirements for past calls please visit the sub-section "Calls".
A call for semester (term/trimester) long study mobility for (Winter)/Spring 2023 will open on September 1, 2022 and close on September 25, 2022.
A call for semester (term/trimester) long study mobility for Fall 2023 will open on December 1, 2022 and close on February 15, 2023.
A call for research mobility (2 weeks to 3 months) will be announced in October 2022 (tentative).
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