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Philippines Scholarships for ASIAN students 2014 (UN Mandated University for Peace)

Philippines Scholarships for ASIAN students at UN Mandated University for Peace 

This is a Dual Campus Master of Arts Program scholarship and students are eligible from All Over Asia to apply. Specialized Language Training you can avail Asian Peace builders Scholarship which is being offered by The Nippon Foundation.

 The Asian Peace builders 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 organisations across the globe.

The programme offers intensive, specialized 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.  MA coursework in an areas related to peace building (various specializations available) and global politics are undertaken at UPEACE and AdMU respectively.

Description of the Scholarship

  • This 18 – 21 month (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2015 and is accomplished in five terms:
  • Language training at AdMU in the Philippines (6 months for candidates with intermediate English, 3 months for candidates with advanced English).
  • MA coursework at the UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica (various specializations available).
  • MA coursework at the AdMU campus in the Philippines.
  • The implementation of a field project.
  • 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 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 courses of action through an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.

Application Deadline: 28 Aug 2014

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