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Asia Leaders Programme (MA Dual Campus with Ateneo de Manila University)

The Asia Leaders Programme, a Dual Campus Master Programme, is a shared initiative between The Nippon Foundation, the University for Peace, and Ateneo de Manila University. The objective of the programme is to train Asians to become practitioners who will work in the field for peace building. Take special note that the programme is not designed to train and develop academics.

This modality offers the support for individuals who do not have a proficient command of English to work in this increasingly common international language and to become comfortable in their professional abilities as they gain academic skills.

Description of the Programme

This 19-month intensive academic programme begins in April and is accomplished in three terms: the initial language-training module and courses at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines; regular courses at UPEACE headquarters in Costa Rica; and a practical four-month internship in the Philippines.

Admitted applicants will be automatically granted full scholarships provided by The Nippon Foundation. A full scholarship includes: tuition fee, language-training module, academic materials, air travel and living expenses during the period of studies.

The Asia Leaders Programme offers the theoretical and practical post graduate education to Asians from diverse cultures and backgrounds to attain a deep understanding of the central issues of peace building. Participants will broaden their base of knowledge 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, and the most promising potential areas and courses of action through an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.

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