The International People’s College, Denmark is pleased to announce a global call for applications for a limited number of Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarships for students in developing countries.
Application Deadline: 1st April 2017
Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
To be taken at (country): International People’s College, Denmark
About the Award: For almost 100 years, the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, has worked to promote intercultural understanding, prioritizing the human being above all political or religious affiliation, that which is common to us all before that which divides us. All of this was made possible due to the vision of one man, Dr. Peter Manniche, the founder of the International People’s College. A man, who wholeheartedly believed that a school molded in the Danish Grundtvigian Folk High School tradition, could be the foundation of a long lasting peace between all peoples of the world, transcending self-interest to work together to secure a common future. Since its founding in 1921, the International People’s College has worked as a liberal peace academy, gathering young people from every part of the world to learn from each other, engage with one another and form enduring bonds of friendship, respect and mutual understanding.
As part of the legacy of Dr. Peter Manniche, a foundation was formed – the Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation – that should secure the school’s vision even after the passing of Manniche himself. The foundation aims to make it possible for students from anywhere in the world to become a student at the International People’s College, including students who would not financially be able to afford so.
Eligibility: Scholarships are primarily granted to young women and men from developing countries, who have demonstrated active participation in their local communities, an interest in intercultural subjects, and who vigorously believe in and will pursue the ideals and core values as those of the IPC. The final allocations of scholarships are dependent on the motivation of the individual to become an active student at the school expressed through an essay as part of the application.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: The Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarships cover full tuition fee, room and board at the school. Additionally we offer up to 400 US$ to applicants who can demonstrate special financial needs, to cover expenses towards transportation. If you are offered the additional up to 400 US$ grant, it will be offered only as a reimbursement against proof of purchase, i.e. receipt for purchase of flight ticket, upon arrival at IPC.
The Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarship does not cover personal allowances, visa and insurance fees.
Duration of Scholarship:
- Autumn Term 2017, incl. the intensive English course (July 23 – December 13, 2017)
- Autumn Term 2017, without the intensive English course (August 10 – December 13, 2017)
- Spring Term 2018 (January 11 – June 27, 2018)
The scholarships cover ONE of the aforementioned full terms.
How to Apply: We encourage deserving applicants to write a short application essay explaining why YOU should receive a scholarship.
You apply for the Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarship, directly at our website www.ipc.dk, and note in the application form that the scholarship you apply for is the “Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarship”.
Award Provider: International People’s College