Monday, May 13, 2019

[Dual Master Degree] Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship, University of Peace by UN (Fully Funded)



The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS) is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peacebuilding practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organisations across the globe. In particular, the programme serves to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals with expertise in Asian issues.

The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate the participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, thus allowing them to study in both Costa Rica and the Philippines. Scholars obtain a Master of Arts Degree from the University for Peace (UPEACE) in an area related to peacebuilding, and a Master of Science Degree in Social Development from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU).

The APS is an intensive academic study programme targeted towards young professionals from Asia. Academic study takes place in Costa Rica and The Philippines and is made up of the following elements: 1) intensive language learning component, 2) M.A. at UPEACE, 3) M.S. at AdMU in Social Development, and 4) completion of programme requirements.


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Benefit:

Students selected to participate in the APS programme receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, airfare, transit and some visa costs for all programme components, and a monthly stipend. The programme facilititates up to 30 students per cohort. 
Requirement:
Applications are accepted from students all over Asia, with preference given to students who:
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field. Excellent candidates with less work experience are considered for participation on a case-by-case basis. Voluntary work, internships and student activities may be considered as work experience, if relevant for the programme.
  • Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution.
  • Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly, but not limited to, Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. 
Required Document:
Required Supporting Documents to be Uploaded:
  • English-language Proficiency Test Scores Report
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (AdMU recommendation letter form).
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Copy of Diploma (Master’s/Ph.D./Doctoral degree/Study Abroad experience: transcript issued by the University where the applicant participated as exchange/study abroad student - if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Passport
  • Passport-size photo
Should admission be granted, the following documents must be presented in official hard copy upon confirmation of enrollment:
  • English-language Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Copy of Diploma (Master’s/Ph.D./Doctoral degree/Study Abroad experience: transcript issued by the University where the applicant participated as exchange/study abroad student - if applicable)
  • Ten passport-size photos

How to Apply:
Please visit HERE for applying

Deadline:
16 August 2019

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