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The United Nations-mandated University for Peace is a graduate school specialising in peace education and conflict resolution training which is currently looking for scholarship applicants for its Asia Leaders Programme . This 19-month scholarship programme is being funded by The Nippon Foundation – Japan. As a dual campus programme, it is run at our main campus in Costa Rica and at the Ateneo de Manila University, our partner university in the Philippines.

We are writing to you for the purpose of extending an invitation to interested parties to apply for the next intake of scholars.  It is our belief that many individuals within your network would not only be interested but also well-qualified for this scholarship.  We would thus like to request your assistance by disseminating the attached promotional materials within your network.  For your quick reference, here are some pertinent details of this programme.

Target population: Asians primarily from Non-English Speaking Background with sufficient experience in and/or intent to be engaged in peace-related work
Closing date for application: 15 October 2010
Commencement of Programme: April 2011
End of Programme: October 2012
Type of scholarship: Full scholarship (100% of tuition, required travel to both campuses and a fixed stipend to assist in daily living expenses)

More details on the programme and the mechanics of the application process are contained on enclosed promotional materials and you can visit our website:

Furthermore, attached are a few documents that relate to the programme. The first is a handout brochure for anyone in your network needing a short glimpse of the nature of the Programme. Another attached document is a newsletter outlining the activities of our scholars within the last four months.

For further questions or clarification you may contact the Department of Academic Administration at: