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Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (Fully Funded)

Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (Fully Funded)

Fully Funded
Country: Costa Rica and Philippines
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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 program is to train young Asian professionals to become peacebuilding practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organizations across the globe. In particular, the program serves to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals with expertise in Asian issues.

The program offers intensive, specialized 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 UPEACE in an area related to peacebuilding. Also, students at Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) receive a Master of Science Degree in Social Development.

Fully Funded Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship

All students selected to participate in the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship program receive a full scholarship. Moreover, the scholarship constitutes tuition fee, airfare fare, transit and some visa costs for all program. Further,  the students will also receive a monthly stipend. The program facilitates up to 30 students per cohort.

Who can apply for the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship

Students selected to participate in the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship program will have a profile that aligns with the criteria as:

  • The prospective students have at least 2 years of work experience in a relevant field. Excellent candidates with less work experience are eligible for participation on a case-by-case basis. Voluntary work, internships, as well as student activities may pass as work experience, if relevant for the program.
  • Further, the students would have a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution.
  • Likewise, the students have demonstrated 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.
  • Only applicants from Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and The Philippines are eligible for this program.

Furthermore, candidates will receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for regular admission should he/she not receive a scholarship under the APS program.

How to Apply for the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship?

UPEACE accepts applications in electronic format only through the online application form. Applicants must, therefore, first collect all supporting documents and other required information before submitting the form. The documentation and information provided in an application reflect on the quality of the applicant.

Moreover, the candidates will require documents such as:

  • English-language Proficiency Test Scores Report
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • 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


The application deadline for the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarships is 16 August 2019.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 August,2019
CountryCosta Rica and Philippines
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUniversity of Peace
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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