Information about UN Scholarship

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Apply Now to the United Nations mandated University for Peace
(Deadline: Feb 28th)

Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) was established in 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University and endorsed by the UPEACE Council, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

At present, the UPEACE Costa Rica Campus has 150 students from 55 different countries, making it one of the most diverse universities in the world for its size. UPEACE is the only institution in the UN family authorized to grant degrees at the Master`s and Doctoral levels. The language of instruction is English.

Graduates of the University for Peace go on to work in the United Nations system, others international organizations and NGOs, academia, private companies. For more information about UPEACE alumni visit “Upeacebuilders: the UPEACE Alumni Network Website” at

Degrees Offered:
1. MA in Environmental Security and Peace
2. MA in International Law and Human Rights
3. MA in International Law and Settlement of Disputes
4. MA in Peace Education
5. MA in Gender and Peacebuilding
6. MA in International Peace Studies
7. MA in Media, Peace, and Conflict
8. MA in Natural Resources and Peace
9. MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (with American University)

Programs in Development:
1. MA in Responsible Business Administration and Peace (MRBA)
2. MA in Sustainable Economic Development and peace
3. MA in Health, Disability, and Peace

Application Deadline:
The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Complete information about the application process is available on the UPEACE website at


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