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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
Funds unanticipated, and priority needs

Library Fund
To purchase regular and digital books

Community Service
Supports student-led community outreach programmes

Entrepreneurship Programme
Student-led turn-key community entrepreneurship programmes

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

Sustainability Endowment
Funds Maintenance of Campus Buildings, Artwork, and Landscaping

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

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

School of Arts and Sciences

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

Dean's List Scholarships
Annual award to reduce student loans

Loan Forgiveness Fund
To offset the annual burden of student loans

Merit Based Scholarships
For high performing students

Need Based Scholarships
To encourage students from remote areas

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

Named Endowments
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
Subsidizes the cost of education to make it more affordable

English Language Course
Basic to intermediate

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

Accounting Course
Basic to intermediate accounting and tax laws

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

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

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

Named Endowments
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
Subsidizes ongoing operational needs of the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI)

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

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

Named Endowments
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


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

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

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

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

Education Improvement Programme

Education improvement programme
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
Funds the cost of a two-day training course for teachers

Text book development
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
Training and upgrading of Central Asian Faculty

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

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


Endowed Professorships
Fifteen opportunities

Endowed Visiting Professor
Funds a one-month annual visit. Five opportunities

Named Endowment for Distance Learning
Enables UCA students to participate in distance learning with partner universities overseas

Named Buildings

Sports Field
Three opportunities

Dormitory Block
Sixty-eight opportunities

Exec. Development Center
Three opportunities

Three opportunities

Three opportunities

Sports Centre
Three opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Nasir Pirani
Director, Advancement and Public Affairs
+996 312 621 979
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