Support UCA

UCA Gift Opportunities

The University of Central Asia (UCA) offers a wide range of gift opportunities which can be tailored to the specific interests, desires, and aspirations of donors. As is the case with most universities, UCA's programmes are heavily subsidised to make quality education accessible and affordable. The generosity of donors and alumni play a vitally important role in securing UCA's long-term sustainability, and ability to respond to the needs and challenges of Central Asian countries – particularly its mountain communities.

Philanthropic support is gratefully acknowledged and recognized by UCA, and with the donor's permission given appropriate publicity.

Annual Giving


General Endowment
$1+
Funds unanticipated, and priority needs

Library Fund
$30+
To purchase regular and digital books

Community Service
$100+
Supports student-led community outreach programmes

Entrepreneurship Programme
$300+
Student-led turn-key community entrepreneurship programmes

Sports Tournament
$500+
Provides community teams with uniforms and gear, and cost of arranging tournaments

Sustainability Endowment
$500+
Funds Maintenance of Campus Buildings, Artwork, and Landscaping

Extra-Curricular Activities
$1000+
Funds student projects in remote villages to promote community service, diversity and pluralism

Matching Funds
$5000+
Challenge Grants match other donations (1:1) to double the support

School of Arts and Sciences


Scholarship Endowment
$1+
Subsidizes the cost of education to make it more affordable

Dean's List Scholarships
$1000
Annual award to reduce student loans

Loan Forgiveness Fund
$2000+
To offset the annual burden of student loans

Merit Based Scholarships
$4000+
For high performing students

Need Based Scholarships
$4000+
To encourage students from remote areas

Full Scholarship
$8000
Full tuition and room and board for the year to gold medalist students

Named Endowments
$250,000+
Scholarship named after the donor in perpetuity

"Pursuing a major at UCA is unforgettable. I had a remarkable opportunity to study on both campuses and learnt about the diverse cultures of Kyrgyzstan and Badakhshan. Over the summer I had a wonderful internship working at USAID in Monitoring and Evaluation. I was exposed to the real world and learnt a lot about business ethics data science and data collection."

Ozar Aini
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Class of 2021

School of Professional and Continuing Education


SPCE General Endowment
$1+
Subsidizes the cost of education to make it more affordable

English Language Course
$100
Basic to intermediate

Entrepreneurship Course
$200
How to take an idea to market and turn it into a profitable business

Accounting Course
$300
Basic to intermediate accounting and tax laws

Vocational Training
$500
Marketable skills in auto mechanics, electrical repair, welding, plumbing and carpentry

University Preparatory Programme
$1000
Upgrades academic skills to successfully apply and gain admission to reputable universities

SPCE local language content development
$2000+
Translating and printing books from English to the local national language

Named Endowments
$250,000+
Scholarship named after the donor in perpetuity for one or more of the above programmes

Amina Orozobekova, 10 years old, enrolled in SPCE's mental math courses in Naryn. Six months later she won first place at the International Mental Arithmetic Competition in Dubai where she competed with 200 youth from 15 countries including Japan, China, Russia and Malaysia. She is continuing her studies at SPCE.


Life Changing Opportunities
This brochure provides an overview of UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education programmes and activities.
[Read more in English, Russian, Kyrgyz ]

Graduate School of Development


MSRI Endowment
$1+
Subsidizes ongoing operational needs of the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI)

IPPA Endowment
$1+
Subsidizes ongoing operational needs of the Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA)

CHHU Endowment
$1+
Subsidizes the music, art, and archeological programmes of the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU)

Named Endowments
$250,000+
Support one or more of the above programmes in perpetuity

"UCA's Executive Masters in Economic Policy (EMEP) programme has been a wonderful experience. The teaching is excellent, and the materials and curriculum have been designed in the context of Afghanistan and the work we do there."

Muhammad Ajmal Khan Karimi
Graduate, UCA's Executive Masters in Economic Policy

Research


UCA Research Endowment
$1+
General endowment funding research in areas of priority and emerging needs

MSRI Research Fund
$15,000+
Climate Change, Food Security, Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Tourism, Sustainable Mountain Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management

IPPA Research Fund
$10,000+
Public Policies in Trade, Economy, Gender, Social Cohesion, Agriculture and Food Security, Tourism, Extractive Industries, Small and Medium Enterprises

Civil Society Initiatives
$5000+
Philanthropy, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Transformation, Open Government, Civic Dialogue

Education Improvement Programme


Education improvement programme
$10,000+
Impacting 60 secondary schools, 20 each in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Upgrading student skills to enable them to apply to reputable universities

Teacher Training Courses
$10,000+
Funds the cost of a two-day training course for teachers

Text book development
$5000+
Cost of translating and printing new text books in the national language

"UCA has a very good approach to building the capacity of teachers in a sustainable way. We are very thankful that several of our teachers were engaged in EIP's professional development programmes conducted in Kyrgyzstan. Now they are becoming teacher educators, and are training other teachers from different areas of Tajikistan."

Zuvaydullozoda Muhibullo
Director of the International Presidential School
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Faculty Development


Faculty Development Endowment
$1+
Training and upgrading of Central Asian Faculty

Faculty Conference Fund
$5000+
Participation restricted to faculty presenting or conducting workshops at such events

PhD Programme
$50,000
Pays three years of tuition for Central Asian Faculty development, from Masters level to PhD, at one of UCA's partner universities

Professorships


Endowed Professorships
$1,000,000+
Fifteen opportunities

Endowed Visiting Professor
$500,000+
Funds a one-month annual visit. Five opportunities

Named Endowment for Distance Learning
$500,000+
Enables UCA students to participate in distance learning with partner universities overseas

Named Buildings


Sports Field
$3,000,000
Three opportunities

Dormitory Block
$5,000,000
Sixty-eight opportunities

Exec. Development Center
$5,000,000
Three opportunities

Auditorium
$8,000,000
Three opportunities

Library
$12,000,000
Three opportunities

Sports Centre
$15,000,000
Three opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Nasir Pirani
Director, Advancement and Public Affairs
+996 312 621 979
APA@ucentralasia.org
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