Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship

The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a Dual Degree Master of Arts Programme, is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peace building practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organisations across the globe. In particular, the programme serves to strengthen the representation of Asian professionals with expertise in Asian issues.

Sello "Vivir la Integración"

El Sello “Vivir la Integración” es la certificación oficial que el ACNUR COSTA RICA otorga a aquellas empresas, organizaciones e instituciones que demuestren su compromiso con las personas refugiadas y solicitantes de la condición de refugio en Costa Rica. Las organizaciones postulantes al Sello conocen y valoran los aportes de las personas refugiadas a la economía y diversidad cultural de Costa Rica.

Anti-trafficking Research Lab

The Anti-Trafficking Research Lab at UPEACE fosters research, intensive mentorship and training for the next generation of global experts fighting human trafficking. The Lab’s mission is to develop data-driven predator research for applied policy solutions to protect vulnerable populations and improve peace, development and humanitarian response.

Peace Innovation Initiative

The Peace Innovation Initiative (PII) is built to create a global culture of peace through peace-inspired innovation. In partnership with the University for Peace, founded in 1980, PII is building an ecosystem for sustainable peacebuilding by bringing all society sectors together and harnessing their relative strengths and insights to innovate for change. PII envisions a world where our global systems are built on a foundational framework for sustainable, positive peace.

Oficina de Asistencia Legal Gratuita para Periodistas

La Oficina de Asistencia Legal Gratuita para Periodistas (ALP) es una iniciativa de la Universidad para la Paz que brinda asistencia legal rápida, especializada y con perspectiva de género a periodistas en Costa Rica que hayan experimentado ataques o amenazas que afecten sus labores en el periodo electoral 2022. Este proyecto cuenta con el apoyo del Fondo Mundial para la Defensa de los Medios de la UNESCO.

UNODA Scholarship for Women in Disarmament

In 2017, UPEACE concluded a 3-year project with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), which provided scholarships and training for 140 women on disarmament and non-proliferation activities with a clear focus on peace and conflict.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The In-Region Scholarship Programme grants scholarships for development-related master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in their home region or in their home country.

Global Delivery Initiative

In April 2018, UPEACE joined the Global Development Initiative (GDI) a partnership of some forty institutions and organizations, coordinated by the World Bank, to generate and share knowledge and best practices/lessons learned toward improving the delivery of development programmes.

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice

United World College Costa Rica

In 2017, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United World College Costa Rica (UWCCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of contributing to the more effective attainment of their common objectives.


GlobalEdu, the Costa Rican Universities Consortium sponsored by the Costa Rican government, is continuously positioning Costa Rica as a destination for quality education.

Women on the Move

Women on the Move is an EU-funded international network that focuses on unveiling the presence and economic contribution of women migrants workers in the construction of Europe, by gathering historians, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, demographers, economists, ethnologists, specialists of gender and migration studies, geographers, law scholars, and political scientists, among others, all focusing on women mobility in history and contemporary settings.