Application and Fees

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Candidates who would like to be considered for participation must meet the following criteria:


  • At least 3 years experience in the field of peacebuilding.
  • Completion of High School
  • Competency in French (or English)
  • Receipt of all application forms, deposit and tuition

The GLPI Coordination will select participants after receiving the following application materials:

  • Letter from organization requesting training
  • CV or brief biography explaining past experience in peacebuilding activities
  • Completed Application Form
Participants take a tour of the Genocide Museum in Murambi, Rwanda.

Participants take a tour of the Genocide Museum in Murambi, Rwanda.

Due to a limited number of places available in the institute, candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to early applicants.

All documents should be sent electronically to the GLPI Coordinator at before September 15 in order for candidates to be considered for participation.

Tuition and Fees:

All Month Per Week
Tuition, Room and Board $1,800 $500
Tuition only $1,200 $300

Full tuition, room and board for the Institute is $1800.  This includes lodging, food, course excursions and all costs related to purchase of supplies for participation. Candidates are expected to seek out an organization to sponsor them as a participant at the Institute.

Participants visit a Peace Committee in Ruyigi, Burundi

Participants visit a Peace Committee in Ruyigi, Burundi

While we encourage participants to commit to participate for the entire month, it is possible to select certain modules to attend. To participate on a weekly basis, the cost is $500 per week, which includes tuition, room and board.

For participants who have lodging in Gitega, the institute cost without room and board is $1200 for the entire workshop (includes lunch and breaks) or $300 per week (including lunch and breaks).

Single day participants are also welcome and may inquire about costs directly to the GLPI coordinator.

Payment for full tuition ($1700) must be received by September 30 in order to participate.  All fees must be transferred directly to the GLPI account.


Bank Name :  BRB – Banque de la République de Burundi

Account Name : Great Lakes Peacebuilding Institute-GLPI

Account Number : 3302/545

Code Swift : BRBUBIBI




Bank Name : BCB – Banque de Crédit de Bujumbura

Account Name : GLPI/MIPAREC

Account Number : 0025 905-66

Swift Code : BCRBBIBI