Brief Description:

The Outstanding Peacebuilder Scholarship supports individuals committed to peace to develop their knowledge and skills by studying towards a postgraduate degree. It enables recipients to better contribute to peacebuilding in conflict and post-conflict societies. It is available for various online postgraduate study programmes which do not require travel outside of their country.

Host Institutions:

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:

Any individual engaged in peacebuilding at any level (international, regional, national or local). This includes people engaged in conflict resolution, development work, humanitarian work, early warning, peace education, etc.

Scholarship Value:

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


Any individual who meets the minimum criteria to be accepted on the study programme. Applications are ranked according to the following criteria: Proven ability to implement activities related to peace and conflict management in a conflict or post-conflict context; relevance of the degree for career advancement; citizenship of a developing country; low financial resources; no previous studies at the graduate level; years of relevant professional experience; academic excellence. In case of equal qualifications, female applicants and applicants from Least Developed Countries will be considered preferably.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must pre-register on the official website in order to be considered for the scholarship. They must tick the relevant box on the form and provide the necessary documents. Further information is available on the website.