Peacebuilding in Colombia Program and Scholarship – Bogota, Colombia


‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia’ is a 3-week academic program run in partnership with Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) each summer.

It is delivered at Uniandes’ beautiful modern campus in Bogota, Colombia. It is open to undergraduate students from a range of arts, humanities and social science subjects, aimed at those with an interest in international relations and conflict resolution. Applications are now open for the next course, which will run from Monday 10 June until Friday 28 June 2019. 

This academic summer program is offered by the world-renowned Political Science department at Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in Bogota, Colombia. It explores the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the present challenges of peacebuilding in the country at an important time as the country negotiates a future free from armed conflict. This intensive three-week study program is delivered in English and consists of three modules:

1. History of the Colombian Armed Conflict: from the 1960s to today
2. Peace negotiations in Colombia
3. Building a lasting Peace

The program includes numerous site visits to cultural, governmental and educational organizations involved in the peace process in Colombia. Participants will visit the UN, the Colombian Congress, the Center for Transitional Justice, the Reparation of Victims Unit, the President’s Communication and PR team, and many more. It also offers a range of social activities such as learning to play Tejo, a Colombian sport, hiking to the beautiful waterfalls at Choachi, the second highest in Latin America, Salsa dance classes and visiting the colourful underground Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira.

For more information on the program:


Applicants should be enthusiastic, hardworking, and keen to make a contribution to in-class and group discussions. They should be interested in learning about the practical challenges of implementing the peace agreements in Colombia, although a prior knowledge of the Colombian conflict is not a specific requirement.

·         $3,900 USD will either be awarded as one full scholarship or two 50% scholarships of $1950 USD each. The final decision on this allocation will be made by the academic selection team and will be confirmed when the winner(s) are announced in January 2019.

·         The scholarship applications are open to students enrolled on a full-time academic degree course at for this academic year (2018/19).

·         The scholarship deadline is Wednesday 12 December 2018, and applicants must submit the completed scholarship application form, the accompanying academic reference, and the general program application form by this date in order to apply for the funding.

·         The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los Andes

·         Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipient(s) on or before Friday 11 January 2019.

Interested students can also request application materials at

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