The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is a three-week residential program offering a multi-disciplinary approach to conflict transformation, transitional justice, and principled leadership.

Twenty students from around the world are selected for this course held in Asia Plateau, India. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of "Service for Leadership" practical work, and field trips.

Dates: December 20, 2019 – January 10, 2020

The applications for CSP-AP 2019-20 are now open. The application deadline is Monday September 2, 2019.

Click here to apply online. If you are having issues with completing the online application, please contact us directly at

Programme Requirements

Download the CSP-AP Brochure here

CSP-AP Class 2017-2018

Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau 2017-2018


CSP trains practitioners of mainstream conflict transformation and transitional justice perspectives to improve their work, regardless of their programmatic specialty. Scholars learn to analyze conflicts, understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and gain a practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts. They will further develop their skills by traveling into communities surrounding Panchgani to observe and experience peacebuilding and development work in the field.

Through interaction with a diverse array of peacebuilders and practical experience in the field of sustainable development, scholars will leave better prepared to address the conflicts that they face in their communities.

In addition to this academic coursework, scholars will work in teams to provide service in the conference center. IofC champions the cause of 'service for leadership', creating a cohesive community among conference participants and scholars.

What is the Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau?  Watch this video!

Academic Credits

While CSP is not affiliated with a university and does not offer credit, it is often possible for participants to secure credit through their own institution, in consultation with their professor and pursuant to their requirements. CSP is willing to assist in this.


Since its inception in 1991 the Caux Scholars Program (CSP) has graduated 438 students from more than 100 countries. There is now an active alumni network engaged in academics, politics, international organizations and grassroots initiatives. 

The program is held annually in Caux, Switzerland, and since 2014, at Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India.


Chetana Pawar Going "down the mountain" is a ceremony conducted during the last day of the program during which scholars share personal stories about their experiences and write messages to each other.  Chetana Pawar used poetry to summarize her CSP-AP experience. Click here to read it.