United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) invites applications for the 2015 Scholarships which are ailable on a very competitive basis. UNITAR does not possess its own funds to support students but makes every effort to raise funds from donors and sponsors.
All scholarships available are listed below and if you want to be considered for a scholarship, you must tick the relevant box during the pre-registration process on thier website. For the Fall Semester 2014, the scholarships listed below are available. Depending on the number of applications and donor support, additional scholarships may be offered.
- Two Outstanding Peacekeeper Scholarships: These scholarships 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. 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 instalments.
- Two Outstanding Peacebuilder Scholarships: These scholarships 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. 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 instalments.
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.
In case of equal qualifications, female applicants and applicants from LDCs will be considered preferably.
- Decisions for the award of the scholarships 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 2014, the decision will be sent to you by e-mail before 15 August 2014, even though you may have applied in February 2014.
- 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
Deadline: 1st July 2015