School launches the open call for application 2018

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Academy of Political Studies opens the call for applications for the program "Albanian School of Political Studies" 2018. The deadline for submitting the application is on 17 November 2017 at 14:00. The information is outlined in more details here below.
The programme
The Albanian School of Political Studies is a Council of Europe project, with co-financing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, aiming to help young leaders in political, administrative, legal, economic and social sectors prepare for their duties. Through dialogue and interactive learning, the School will deal the whole scope of challenges to our societies, as well as it will help to create links between new generations of leaders in their own countries as well as across borders.

Profile of participants  
The profile of participants may be new and young members of parliament, officials of central and local institutions, elected individuals of city councils, communes, representatives from the judiciary, from the business, media and non-profit organizations etc.

Admission criteria  
The candidates who demand to attend the program “Albanian School of Political Studies” shall comply with the following criteria:

    Priority will be given to candidates who have a university diploma issued by a university in or out of the country.
    He/she masters the English language. The command of these language in a good level is required, because some of the courses will be held in English. The command of another western foreign language constitutes an advantage.
    The candidate expresses clearly the motive of participation in the program “Albanian School of Political Studies”, the political interests, if any, and the interests for career development.
    The age of the candidate shall be until 40.
    The candidate shall be preferably in an active public position.
    He/she shall be recommended by two individuals who know the academic, professional, research and personal skills of the candidate.

Admission documentation:

    The completed application form. (Please see below)
    Photocopy of the diploma.
    Two letters of recommendations, each sealed in an envelope and signed by the referee.
    1 photo in passport format.

Potential candidates are kindly asked to download the application and the letter of recommendation form at the links below this material.  The school has a registration fee of 200 Euro (only for the selected ones).
The deadline for submitting the application is on 17 November 2017, at 14.00.

The applications should be submitted at the Academy of Political Studies Office: Kotoni Center, Rr.Donika Kastrioti, Nr.3, Kati 2, Zyra 5, Tirana, Albania Tel: 04 2272173; E-mail:; Web:

Download here the application form and here the letter of recommendation sample