UNITAR Outstanding Peacekeeper Scholarship

Postgraduate qualification

Deadline: 1 July 2014
Study in: any country
Course starts September 2014

Brief Description:

The Outstanding Peacekeeper Scholarship supports staff deployed in a United Nations peace operation to build their capacity by studying towards a postgraduate degree. It enables recipients to better contribute to the effectiveness of the United Nations and to advance in their career. It is available for various online postgraduate study programmes which do not require travel outside of the mission area.

Host Institution(s):

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

Field(s) of Study:

International Master’s degree in Conflictology
Postgraduate Certificate in Armed Conflicts and Crisis Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Target Group:

All staff deployed in a United Nations peace operation including UN Volunteers, national staff, police, military and civilian personnel, seconded staff, etc. It covers all fields from human rights to DDR, security and political affairs.

Scholarship Value:

50% of the full tuition fees for the programme – up to USD 5,700. Recipients may pay the remaining fees in up to three installments.


The scholarship is available on a competitive basis. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the study programme and applications will be ranked according to the following criteria: proven ability to implement activities related to peace and conflict management, relevance of degree for career advancement, citizenship of a developing country, low financial resources, no previous studies at the graduate level, years of relevant work experience, academic excellence. In case of equal qualifications, female applicants and applicants from Least Developed Countries will be considered preferably.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply for the scholarship, you must pre-register on the UNITAR website.  You must tick the relevant box on the form. Further information is available on the same webpage.


Official Website:  http://www.unitar.org/ptp/international-masters-degree-conflictology

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