Doctoral Programme Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Doctorate

The Full-Time Doctorate programme is designed to be completed in 3 years. 

Tuition Year 1

$12,000

Administrative Fees Year 1

$2,500

Tuition Year 2

$12,000

Administrative Fees Year 2

$2,500

Tuition Year 3

$12,000

Administrative Fees Year 3

$2,500

Total

$ 43,500

*Administrative fees are not refundable. All fees expressed in US dollars (US$).


Part-Time Doctorate

The Part-Time Doctorate programme is designed to be completed in 4 years:

Tuition Year 1

$9,000

Administrative Fees Year 1

$2,500

Tuition Year 2

$9,000

Administrative Fees Year 2

$2,500

Tuition Year 3

$9,000

Administrative Fees Year 3

$2,500

Tuition Year 4

$9,000

Total

$ 43,500

*Administrative fees are not refundable. All fees expressed in US dollars (US$).

If additional time is needed to complete the doctorate for either the part-time or full-time programme, additional tuition and administrative fees will be incurred. Any extension of the programme would first need to be approved by the Doctoral Committee.


Scholarships

UPEACE, as a not-for-profit institution, has limited funds for financial assistance. However, admitted students can obtain financial assistance from UPEACE in any of the following cases:

30% Tuition Waiver (Automatic) - Available to Doctorate students that meet one of the following:

  • Citizen or nationals of a signatory country of the UPEACE Charter
  • Students who have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a partner university c. Peace Corps veterans d. UPEACE Alumni admitted to UPEACE Doctorate Programme

50% Tuition Waiver (Automatic) - Available to Doctorate students that meet one of the following:

  • Professors from a partner university;
  • Costa Rican citizens and residents (host country)
  • Current, full-time UN employees and volunteers
  • Documented refugee or asylee

30% or 50% Tuition Waiver (Merit Based) - Available for those who do not belong to the above categories. These waivers are offered in limited number and will be awarded by merit, not financial condition.

  • 100% Tuition Waiver (Merit Based): This scholarship is offered by the UPEACE Doctoral Committee based on the compatibility of their doctorate proposals with specific current research projects in the academic departments at UPEACE. Students are required to pay administrative fee for registration, and the corresponding living expenses. These waivers are offered in limited number and will be awarded by merit, not financial condition.
  • Full scholarship (Merit Based): This scholarship is offered when funds are available and it is granted by the UPEACE Doctoral Committee based on the compatibility of the doctoral proposal with the call for applications published by UPEACE. In this case, admitted students will have to pay administrative fees, and will receive monthly stipends in accordance with the financial conditions offered.