BECAS per al Postgrau en Gestió de Destinacions de Muntanya de la Universitat d’Andorra

Date

1 Setembre 2017 - 2 Setembre 2017

Sant Julià de Lòria
Andorra

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and its UNWTO.Themis Foundation offer 1 scholarship to officials from UNWTO Member States and 1 scholarship to graduates from a TedQual certified programme for the first international Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management, to be held from October 2017 to June 2018. (See scholarships conditions below.)

This Postgraduate Diploma -taught in English, in blended format (online and onsite)- is offered by the University of Andorra in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization, its Foundation and Pallarsactiu, and with limited coursework provided by the Colorado State University and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

The main objective of this postgraduate programme is to ensure excellence for professionals aiming to occupy positions in organisations and tourism companies geared towards improving the competitiveness and sustainability of mountain tourism destinations. As a destination manager, future graduates of this programme will be responsible for all aspects of the tourism experience, planning and implementation, resource management, services, infrastructure, events, activities and all the general elements that ensure the best experience for visitors to their destination.

The Postgraduate Diploma has a total of 30 ECTS credits with a curriculum that will offer students the opportunity to complete two itineraries -of 16 ECTS each- in order to focus their professional career through greater specialisation and thus, improve their chances of employment. Therefore, the students who successfully complete the 16 ECTS credits of one itinerary will acquire a Postgraduate Certificate in Mountain Tourism Destination Planning and/or a Postgraduate Certificate in Mountain Tourism Destination Marketing by the University of Andorra.

In addition, the students who successfully complete the 30 ECTS credits of the programme will obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management by the University of Andorra. Moreover, as Colorado State University (CSU) will deliver some courses for these postgraduate programmes, its credits will be recognised by this University within its Ski Area Management Graduate Certificate Programme.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The UNWTO scholarships offered to officials from UNWTO Member States and graduates from Education Institutions with TedQual certified programmes cover 50% of the tuition fees. They do not cover transport to and from the onsite sessions, full-board accommodation during the onsite sessions, or travel insurance (compulsory).

 

REQUIREMENTS for OFFICIALS

Candidates wishing to apply should:

  1. Be an official from UNWTO Member State’s Tourism Administrations

  2. Be accepted by the University of Andorra

  3. Be nominated by the highest authority of his/her National Tourism Administration (Minister/ Secretary/ etc.) via a letter of nomination

  4. Send the letter of nomination to Alisa Vaughan: avaughan@uda.ad

  5. Fill out the registration form at: https://ga.uda.ad/modules/preregistration/preregistration.php and indicate in the last section, “Additional comments”, that (s)he is applying for the 50% UNWTO scholarship.

 

REQUIREMENTS for GRADUATES

Candidates wishing to apply should:

  1. Be a graduate from a TedQual certified programme

  2. Be accepted by the University of Andorra

  3. Be nominated by the highest authority of his/her Faculty (Dean, etc.) via a letter of nomination

  4. Send the letter of nomination to Alisa Vaughan: avaughan@uda.ad

  5. Fill out the registration form at: https://ga.uda.ad/modules/preregistration/preregistration.php and indicate in the last section, “Additional comments”, that (s)he is applying for the 50% UNWTO scholarship.

 

"All candidacies will be considered and evaluated, but only selected candidates will be contacted.”

 

DEADLINE

The deadline for application is 1st September 2017.

 

INFORMATION

For further information on the Postgraduate Diploma please visit: https://www.mountaindestinationmanagement.com/  or contact Alisa Vaughan at: avaughan@uda.ad

For further information on the UNWTO scholarship, please contact Ms Pay Facio at: capacity@unwtothemis.org