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Masters of Advanced Studies ETH Mediation in Peace Processes
The Master of Advanced Studies ETH Mediation in Peace Processes (MAS ETH MPP) is a globally unique two-year program focused specifically on mediation in peace processes. The MAS ETH MPP is built on a close partnership between ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the foreign ministries of Germany, Finland and Sweden. The MAS is supported by international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It brings together the most experienced mediation practitioners and researchers the world has to offer. The program’s current students are highly qualified mid-career professionals with a wide range of experiences in peace mediation, ranging from distinguished backgrounds with the UN and Foreign Service to running ongoing peace processes on behalf of regional organizations.
The call for scholarships covering course fees, transportation, and accommodation for the program’s second cycle, running from November 2019 to June 2021, is now open for applications!
The program consists of 15 weeks of face-to-face learning spread over two years in blocks of 2-3 weeks. The course weeks will be supported by distance work, including course related reading and writing. The program is ideal for candidates who intend to work in the field of mediation both within as well outside specific contexts. General information about the program can be found at www.mas-mediation.ethz.ch.
Candidates for the scholarships have to meet the following admission criteria:
- Be a citizen of a non-OECD country. Note: citizens from OECD countries can apply to the program through the program website but are not eligible for program scholarships.
- Career prospects for professional mediation-related activities in connection with peace processes;
- Relevant experience in mediation, peace processes, peacebuilding, or political negotiations in violent conflicts;
- Master’s degree (applications from candidates without a Master’s degree can be accepted only in exceptional circumstances);
- English proficiency (Level: C1); language of instruction is English.
The online application for the scholarship can be found at: http://www.mas-mediation.ethz.ch/application/ScholarshipApplicationForm.html. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.
Reference letters are highly encouraged.
The deadline for scholarship applications is on Sunday, the 21st of April 2019. Non-scholarship applications are accepted until July 2019.