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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“YCS scholarship scheme opened the doors for me. After completing the studies at the Law Faculty in the University of Prishtina, I ended up living and studying for Masters Degree for one year in Hamburg, Germany. This helped me develop both professionally and personally. As a result of the scholarship, I got such an experience that is now being translated into concrete steps to support the Ministry of Justice in fulfilling the obligations for European Integration and I am happy to be part of this”.
- Anita Çavdarbasha – YCS Round IX

Current position: Senior Legal Officer- Ministry of Justice

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