Posted: March 16, 2016 in News and Views



IHRDear IHRP Graduate,

As a graduate of the scholarships

we are seeking your assistance to please inform those within your network who may be interested in graduate level studies in the fields of human rights and peace.

The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University in Thailand is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Academic Year for the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD Program). The MHRD partnership, which has been running for six years from the University of Sydney, will now be hosted at the IHRP from the 2016 academic year. The degree has contributed much to the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region who protect and promote human rights and democracy. The university partners are Ateneo de Manila Law School (the Philippines), Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), The University of Colombo, Centre for the Study of Human Rights (Sri Lanka), and The University of Sydney (Australia) (non-teaching status).

The program will cost approximately €6,000 but there will be 20 scholarship opportunities for applicants from the Asia Pacific region.

Designed for early to mid-career professionals and highly motivated undergraduates, the MHRD is tailored to people working in human rights and democratisation professions: governmental, non-governmental and international organisations, education, the police or military, business and other fields where human rights perspectives are critical.

Many of those coming into the degree will already be working in the field of human rights, democratisation or related sectors such as development, peace, humanitarian, democracy, and environment. It is anticipated that the research and advocacy skills, as well as the expanded knowledge base that students will acquire through the degree will significantly assist them when working in the internationalized context of rights and democracy. Graduates will be qualified to work in policy, advocacy and research positions in non-governmental, governmental and inter-governmental organisations.

Further Information:
To learn more about the programs, application requirements, and scholarship eligibility visit our website at:

Application Deadline:
First Round of Applications Deadline 1 April 2016: Scholarship applicants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, PNG, Pacific Islands, must apply for this round (this is due to length of visa application process). In this round, applicants will be notified by 30 April 2016.
Second Round of Applications Deadline 27 May 2016. All other applications. In this round, applicants will be notified by 3 June 2016.

For your convenience, we have attached promotional materials on the Call for Applications to post/share with others.

Kind regards,

Bruce Amoroto
Outreach Assistant
MHRD Asia Pacific Program 2016 Intake

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