Master Master of Arts Scholarships in Peace Building

at United Nations mandated University for Peace in Philippines

The Asia Leaders Programme, a Dual Campus Master of Arts Programme, is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the UN Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peace-building practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in their organizations.

The programme offers specialised language training for candidates with intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency and includes MA Coursework in an area related to peace building (11 specialisations available!), MA Coursework with an Asian perspective and the design and implementation of an 8-week intensive field project.

Description of the Programme

This 18 – 21 month (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2013 and is accomplished in five terms:

  1. Language training and MA Coursework at AdMU in the Philippines (6 months for candidates with intermediate English, 3 months for candidates with advanced English);
  2. MA coursework at the UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica (11 specialisations available);
  3. MA Coursework at the AdMU campus in the Philippines;
  4. The implementation of an 8-week field project;
  5. MA Coursework at AdMU campus in the Philippines.
    Thirty admitted applicants will be granted a full scholarship, provided by The Nippon Foundation. This includes: all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies.

The Asia Leaders Programme offers theoretical and practical post-graduate education to young Asian professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, providing them with a deep understanding of the central issues of peace building. Participants will broaden their knowledge base and will be able to engage with the major concepts, themes and debates within peace studies, preparing themselves for work with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN and other organisations.

Furthermore, this programme empowers participants to conceptualize the key challenges faced by the international community, as well as the most promising potential areas and courses of action through an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.

Overview of Instructions for preparing an application

Applicants must submit the following documents by 17 September 2012.

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