MA Thesis Prize “Visions on Peace”

This year, for the 8th time, the Dutch MA Thesis Prize “Visions on Peace” will be awarded to a Master student who wrote a thesis of exceptional quality in the field of peace and security issues.

The thesis prize is an initiative of the Foundation Peace Sciences (Stichting Vredeswetenschappen, SVW), a foundation that wants to stimulate scientific knowledge and expertise in the field of peace and conflict ( As of 2013 SVW cooperates with UPEACE Centre The Hague, the European centre of the UN mandated University for Peace, based in Costa Rica ( and

Deadline for application is 11 September 2015. The application procedure can be found at

Eligible for the prize are Master students who:

–        wrote a thesis related to peace and security issues;

–        attended a Master’s study at a Dutch university or at another institution of higher education in The Netherlands;

–        completed their thesis between 1 July 2014 and 1 September 2015. The thesis must be rated with a minimum of 8 and should be written in correct English or Dutch;

–        send the application form and the other required documents to before 11 September 2015;

–        did not participate before in the “Visions on Peace” thesis competition.

The prize of € 1.500 is sponsored by the ASN Bank and will be awarded at the annual symposium of Stichting Vredeswetenschappen (in November-December 2014, final date and location to be announced). More details on the symposium will be announced after the summer and can then be found at and