United Nations Institute for Training and Reasearch (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalunia (UOC) are jointly offering Master Awards and Discounts to study Conflictology program. Two types of tuition fees discounts exist: the UN Volunteer discount and the Least Developed Countries discount. There are two outstanding peacekeeper scholarships and two outstanding peace builder scholarships available. Scholarship recipients will benefit from a 50% discount on the full tuition fees, the equivalent of USD 5,700. The application deadline for Fall Intake is 1st July and Spring Intake is 1st December.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships and discounts are awarded in the field of Conflictology.
Course Level: Scholarships and discounts are available for pursuing master`s degree programme.
Scholarship Provider: United Nations Institute for Training and Reasearch (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalunia (UOC)
Award can be taken at: Switzerland
Eligibility: The following criteria are used by UNITAR to rank applications and award the Outstanding Peacekeeper Scholarships and Outstanding Peacebuilder Scholarships:
-Proven ability to implement activities related to peace and conflict management in a conflict or post-conflict context;
-Relevance of degree for career advancement and professional performance;
-Citizenship of a developing country;
-Low financial resources;
-No previous studies at the graduate level;
-Years of relevant professional experience;
-Academic excellence at the high school and undergraduate levels.
-To be eligible for the UN Volunteer discount, candidates must currently be UN volunteers and must provide a proof of status in their application. All UNVs are automatically granted the tuition fees discount.
-To be eligible for the Least Developed Countries discount, candidates must be citizens from a country included in the list of Least Developed Countries compiled by the United Nations. All candidates from LDCs will automatically be considered for the discount as long as they submit their application on time.
Open for International Students: UN volunteers and citizens of Least Developed Countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Benin, Mauritania, Bhutan, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Nepal, Cambodia, Niger, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Chad Sao Tome and Principe, Comoros, Senegal, Dem. Rep of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Djibouti Solomon Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Gambia, Timor-Leste, Guinea, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Tuvalu, Haiti, Uganda, Kiribati, United Rep. of Tanzania, Lao People’s Dem. Republic, Vanuatu, Lesotho, Yemen, Liberia and Zambia) are eligible for tuition fees discounts and citizens of all developing countries are eligible to apply for the available positions.
Description: The International Master`s Degree in Conflictology is a joint-project between the United Nations Institute for Training and Reasearch (UNITAR) and the Open University of Catalunia (UOC). The International Master`s Degree in Conflictology is completely online and it is designed for working professional interested in deepening their knowledge on peace and security issues. They are offering on permanent basis special discounts for United Nations Volunteers and citizens of Least Developed Countries. They are also offering 4 scholarships for each intake as follows:
-Outstanding Peacekeeper Scholarships: These opportunities are available on a very competitive basis for staffs deployed in a United Nations peace operation (including UN Volunteers, seconded staff, AU staff, etc.) and contributing in any capacity: DDR, security, gender, policing, human rights, protection, etc. International staff are not eligible.
-Outstanding Peacebuilder Scholarships: These opportunities are available on a very competitive basis for individuals engaged in peacebuilding at any level (international, regional, national or local). Peacebuilding is here defined broadly to include all professional or voluntary activities that contribute to the establishment of long-lasting peace including conflict management, early warning, peace education, development assistance, humanitarian work, etc.
Number of award(s): There are two outstanding peacekeeper scholarships and two outstanding peace builder scholarships available.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Two types of tuition fees discounts exist: the UN Volunteer discount and the Least Developed Countries discount. As of 2014, the discount is of US$2,000, putting the tuition fees at US$9,400. Fees may change depending on the exchange rate. Scholarship recipients will benefit from a 50% discount on the full tuition fees, the equivalent of USD 5,700. Recipients may pay the remaining fees (USD 5,700) in up to three installments.
Selection Criteria: Scholarships may be available on a very competitive basis. In case of equal qualifications, female applicants and applicants from LDCs will be considered preferably.
Notification: Decisions for the award of the financial aid positions will be made upon review of all applications and will be communicated by Selection Committee by e-mail to all applicants within 45 days following the deadline for applications. For example, if the deadline is 01 July 2015, the decision will be sent to you by e-mail before 15 August 2015, even though you may have applied in February 2016. In general, decisions are sent before the end of January for the Spring intake and before mid-August for the Fall intake. UNITAR reserves the right not to award scholarships in the absence of sufficiently qualified applicants.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. All candidates from LDCs will automatically be considered for the discount as long as they submit their application on time.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1st July for Fall intake and 1st December for Spring intake.