International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training in Austria (Scholarships available)

International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training in Austria

The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training Programme (IPT) is a practically oriented training programme for experts of various professional backgrounds who work – or aim to work – as civilians in crisis management and conflict prevention.

The main objectives of the IPT are to prepare staff for work in conflict prevention and international peace operations, as well as to provide advanced training to strengthen the capacity of staff already on mission. IPT alumni are equipped with solid general preparation, as well as function-specific knowledge and skills for peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities.

Application deadline: July 27,2018


Applicants should be motivated and willing to engage in peacekeeping and peace-building activities in crisis regions.

Precondition to attend a specialisation course is to have participated in one of our Core Courses or similar basic mission preparation training. Sufficient work experience in crisis management missions can be considered in lieu of a Core Course.

Applicants must have good command of the English language.

Applicants should be in a good state of physical and mental health.This is not only necessary for later deployment, but also for some of the outdoor training activities.

Taking into account recruitment standards of international organisations, participants should

  • be aged preferably between 25 and 60
  • have expertise and relevant work experience in their respective areas of professional competence
  • have at least a first level university degree or equivalent professional experience
  • be able and willing to work in a team and within a multicultural environment
  • have a valid driving license
  • be computer literate


Although most of the participants of the IPT courses are self-funded as IPT/ASPR do not have the resources to offer financial support for the participants, a limited number of scholarships, funded by the Government of the Republic of Austria, are awarded to qualified applicants coming from developing countries and reform states according to the DAC List of ODA Recipients.

To apply for such support, candidates have to indicate this in the relevant section of the application form and give reasons for their request in a scholarship essay. Scholarships cover, in part or fully, tuition fees and full board accommodation during the training.

After the application deadline, the admissions board will screen all applications and decide about the allocation of scholarships. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the scholarship application in the letter of invitation.

Please note that IPT cannot support or award scholarships for travel expenses, insurance, and visa fees.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in an online application form and upload supporting documents in one file.

To apply for one of our IPT courses, please click here.

To complete the application, you will be asked to upload:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A recent photograph
  • A scan of the data page of your passport

Please upload these documents in one file – the file name should be your “first name, last name”.

Scholarship applications must be submitted before the scholarship application deadline, which can be found in the course description. We cannot provide financial support for travel expenses.

After the scholarship deadline, only applications of self-financed candidates can be considered. The ASPR will notify applicants about the decision of the admission board shortly after the scholarship application deadline.

Selected participants must subsequently confirm their participation and transfer a down payment of €250 to the IPT account before the deadline indicated in the letter of invitation.

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