Study abroad at University for Peace
The University for Peace (UPEACE) was created by a UN initiative and is the world's leading educational institution in the field of peace and conflict resolution. The University pursues academic excellence through the critical study and analysis of global and humanitarian issues.
The campus in Costa Rica’s San José is set in 200 hectares of a natural reserve. Programs are offered in many areas across peace, the environment, international law, gender, and education. UPEACE students and faculty are from all over the world with diverse backgrounds and interests, making the environment at the University accepting and enlightening.
The University for Peace does not have on-campus housing options, however the Students’ Service Office can help you with searching for accommodation.
Why study at UPEACE?
- Green commitments
the University has set in place a number of initiatives to address the sustainability of the campus
- Unique history
the only university in the world created through a UN General Assembly Resolution
Life as an international student
UPEACE student services are available to international students and include careers advice and guidance, giving you access to plan for your next career steps. The University campus also includes medical services to students, and you are able to access counseling services free of charge.
The University put on events and opportunities for students throughout the year. Getting involved with campus events is a great way to meet others with similar interests.
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University for Peace programs
8 Master View programs
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.
Postgraduate Tuition - $19,500 per program (1 year programs)
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.
University for Peace
Ciudad Colon, San Jose
The Rodrigo Carazo Campus consists of 300 hectares located within a secondary forest reserve, home to mammals such as monkeys and deer, over 300 species of birds, and more than 100 species of trees.
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.