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.
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.
Students selected to participate in the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship program will have a profile that aligns with the criteria as:
Furthermore, candidates will receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for regular admission should he/she not receive a scholarship under the APS program.
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:
The application deadline for the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarships is 16 August 2019.