Students for the second batch of the Master Programme in International Human Rights Law at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) received their scholarship certificates at a ceremony on Monday.
RWI and PUC provided 17 scholarships to committed students who have been selected through a highly competitive process, including both written submissions and interviews. The scholarships covers the full tuition fee for the 54 credits Master Programme.
The ceremony was opened by PUC’s founder and President Dr. Kol Pheng, Former Minister of Education, Youth and Sports. He encouraged the students to study hard and take advantage of the unique opportunity they had been given.
Andreas Ljungholm, Head of RWI’s office in Cambodia, and Prof. Kong Phallack also addressed the audience before the scholarship certificates were handed out to the happy students together with a copy of the Khmer version of RWI compilation of human rights instruments which has recently been translated from English.
“We have a very good group of committed students this year,” said Ljungholm, after the ceremony. “I am in particular happy that we managed to select a group of students with such diverse professional backgrounds. There are students from both the government and from NGO’s as well as from the media and international organisations and also a couple of fresh graduates. This mix of students will for sure increase the quality and relevance of the programme.”
The Master Programme, which was launched last year, has been jointly developed by PUC and RWI and provides students with the opportunity to obtain an international level postgraduate qualification in international human rights law in Cambodia.
RWI’s support to PUC is financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.