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Humanities & Law

International Law and Human Rights - MA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Tuition fees per year
    19,500 USD
  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    August

Program Overview

What the University for Peace says about their program:
"The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and Human Rights Degree offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions."

Admissions requirements

The following documentation is required to complete your application process for the UPEACE on-campus M.A. programs.

TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0

If students can submit proof of a minimum of 3 year of studies in English instruction they will be exempt of submitting their English proficiency.

Required supporting documents to be uploaded:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate (bachelor's degree) transcripts and degree certificate
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • U PEACE acknowledgment of financial responsibility
  • Copy of passport (front page with photo only)
  • Passport-size photo

Fall (August) Semester - April 15 for students who need a visa.

For students who do not need an entry visa to enter Costa Rica can submit their application up to one day before the start of program.

Fees and funding

UPEACE is a not-for-profit institution and has limited funds for financial assistance. Therefore they strive for balance, diverse class composition, and merit in distributing financial assistance among admitted students.

The prospective applicant has to be admitted to UPEACE in order to receive any possibility of financial assistance from the University.

No scholarships for international students.

30% or 50% Tuition Waiver (Merit Based) - Available to master's applicants. These waivers are offered in limited number and will be awarded by merit, not financial condition.

Signatory Countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Liberia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Suriname, Togo, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Visa requirements for University for Peace

Many international students will require a visa to study in Costa Rica, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.