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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING AN APPLICATION
UPEACE accepts applications in electronic format. This means that applicants are able to scan and upload required supporting documents through the on-line application form. Applicants are therefore advised to first collect all supporting documents and required information before submitting the form. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The documentation and information provided in an application reflects on the quality of the applicant. Please be sure that it is complete and accurate; and that all essays and supplementary materials are representative of the applicant’s work.
It is not acceptable to misrepresent accomplishments; borrow from the works of others without proper acknowledgment; or to submit material that has been written, re-written or heavily edited by others as your own. Breaches of these protocols will result in immediate rejection of the application.
Information Regarding the Application Process
The on-line application can be accessed as many times as needed with a login and password provided the first time an applicant enters the system. The form has a “save” button that allows the applicant to save the information and go back to the form as many times as needed. It is important to collect all of the data and supporting documents before clicking the submit button.
Required supporting documents to be uploaded:
Should admission be granted, some of the documents as noted above will be required in hard copy. These include:
Upon submission of the on-line application form and supporting uploaded documents, the UPEACE Admissions system will send an automatic confirmation email. The date and time of submission will be noted in the system. Applications received after the established relevant deadline will be transferred for the subsequent academic year.
Each application received by the established relevant deadline will be reviewed for completeness. A second acknowledgment will be sent to the applicant by the Admissions Officer informing whether or not the application is complete and able to be passed on for academic review.
We are not able to provide any information about the status of applicants over the phone or to third parties. Information will only be provided using the email entered by the applicant in the on-line application form. Please address any email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Process for confirming enrollment at UPEACE
These should be sent by a secure mail to the following addresses:
For courier services such as DHL and FEDEX please use the following address:
University for Peace
For certified mail the following address should be used:
University for Peace
Applicants, especially if mailing from Asia, Africa or the Middle East, are advised to use certified mail or courier services like DHL, UPS or FEDEX, as regular does not have a tracking system, it takes months to arrive, often gets lost and deadlines cannot accommodate these circumstances.
English Proficiency Test Results
An English Language Proficiency Test Report is required for all applicants from non-English-speaking countries. The following English Proficiency Tests are accepted:
UPEACE TOEFL Code: 7180
TOEIC and TOEFL-ITP are not accepted
Tests of more than two years old are not valid. Applicants who took the English Test more than two years ago must repeat the test.
To waive the English Language Proficiency Test Report, applicants from non-English speaking countries may present the following documents:
Should the applicant be admitted, original hard copy English Proficiency test scores will be required upon confirmation of acceptance. If the applicant will be providing one of the documents required for a waiver, they will need to provide a copy that is certified, authenticated or with “Apostille” upon confirmation of acceptance.
The statement of purpose must be between 500 and 1000 words, must clearly state the name of the applicant, the programme to which they are applying and must respond to the following questions:
After writing the Statement, it must be uploaded to the on-line application form.
Two letters of recommendation or reference letters must be uploaded to the on-line application form. These must be from faculty or other individuals qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study and must be included in the application package.
Some Valid referees or recommenders are:
Letters from family members or close friends are not accepted.
The Curriculum Vitae or Résumé for UPEACE application must clearly state the following information:
FINANCIAL FORM (financial form)
Applicants must download the UPEACE Financial Information Form, read it carefully and understand the financial costs of attending UPEACE. Print and sign to acknowledge the implications outlined in this form and upload it to the on-line application form.
All applicants must upload to the on-line application form a clear photocopy of their passport pages showing the following information:
Note: It is unnecessary to attach blank pages or previous visa stamps.
A passport size photo must be uploaded to the on-line application form with the following characteristics:
Should the applicant be admitted, six passport size photos printed on photo paper will be required upon confirmation of admission.