Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship for Master’s Students in Costa Rica and Philippines, 2014/15
The Nippon Foundation is funding thirty Asian Peacebuilders Scholarships (APS) which offer specialized language training for candidates with intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency and includes MA Coursework in an area related to peace building (11 specializations available), MA Coursework with an Asian perspective and the design and implementation of an 8-week intensive field project. The scholarship covers all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies. English language proficiency is required. Online application should be sent by 8th September 2013.
Study Subject(s): The programme offers specialized language training for candidates with intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency and includes MA Coursework in an area related to peace building (11 specializations available), MA Coursework with an Asian perspective and the design and implementation of an 8-week intensive field project.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing master’s degree in Philippines and Costa Rica.
Scholarship Provider: The Nippon Foundation, the UN Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Costa Rica and Philippines
Eligibility: Applications are accepted from students all over Asia, with preference given to students who:
1. Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field;
2. Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution;
3. Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict;
4. Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment.
5. Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students all over Asia: Afghanistan, Bahrain , Bangladesh ,Bhutan ,Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman Pakistan, The Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen can apply for this scholarship (but preference will be given to those countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly: Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines).
Scholarship Description: The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), 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 APS 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 organizations. 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.
Number of award(s): Thirty admitted applicants will be granted a full scholarship, provided by the Nippon Foundation.
Duration of award(s): This 18 – 21 months (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2013.
What does it cover? This includes all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants must submit the following documents by 8th September 2013.
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