Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS) Program for Master’s Students, 2015-2016

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Applications are invited for Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a dual campus Master of Arts programme available for the students from all over Asia. This 18 – 21 months (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2016. The scholarship begins when the student travels to Manila for the English Language Training and concludes after the final graduation. Scholarship covers all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies. The application deadline is 28 August 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholars obtain 2 MA degrees, one from the University for Peace (UPEACE) in an area related to peace building and the second from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in Political Science with major in Global Politics.
Course Level: Scholarships are available 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 (field project should be taken in Asia)
Accreditation: UN Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) are one of the best universities. Ateneo de Manila University is accredited by the Catholic Church (Jesuit).

Eligibility: 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;
-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 Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students from 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 Asian Peacebuilders scholarship (Priority may be given to nationals of Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines in accordance with programme objectives).

Scholarship Description: The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a Dual Degree 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 organisations across the globe. The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, as well as the hands-on design and implementation of an intensive field project in Asia.  Scholars obtain 2 MA degrees, one from the University for Peace (UPEACE) in an area related to peace building and the second from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in Political Science with major in Global Politics.

Number of award(s): In the last selection, approximately 1 in every 8 applicants was granted admission.  This number changes however from year-to-year depending on the number of applicants, which has been increasing every year.

Duration of award(s): This 18 – 21 month (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2016. The scholarship begins when the student travels to Manila for the English Language Training and concludes after the final graduation. In the event that the student leaves the programme early, either by their own choice or as a result of failing to meet academic requirements, the scholarship will be withdrawn.

What does it cover? The APS scholarship covers tuition, airfare, transit and some visa costs for all programme components. A monthly stipend of 700 USD is provided to students throughout the duration of the programme.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 28 August 2015.

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