The YCS Project

For over ten years we have been supporting efforts to build a professional, accountable and apolitical civil service at all levels in Kosovo. We achieve this by enabling young and ambitious individuals to maximise their career prospects by studying in the EU’s most reputable educational institutions.

Young Cell Scheme provides Kosovars with the opportunity of a scholarship, studying in specific MA, MSc and LLM programmes. The project responds to the SAA implementation needs and requirements of the Kosovo Government, by providing the public administration with young expert resources trained in EU Universities, who upon their return have a contractual obligation to be employed for at least three consecutive years within the Kosovo civil service.

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"Young Cells Scheme is a unique and life changing experience. It gives you the remarkable opportunity of studying in developed countries where you educate yourself at the most prominent Universities, an opportunity otherwise hardly possible for young Kosovo students. It also assists you directly to launch your professional career by providing you the possibility to work for the public institutions at the central or local level where you contribute professionally for the European integration process and beyond. Above all, it educates you on the European values of human rights protection, equality, rule of law and many more, which follow your personal and professional life persistently!".
- Rinor Hoxha - YCS Round IX

Current position: Senior Legal Officer, Ministry of European Integration

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