JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students to Study in Japan (Full Tuition Scholarship)

13 Dec, 2017

Background

The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and who are admitted to the Master of Science in Sustainability Programme at United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). The scholarship is targeting citizens of developing countries listed in the latest OECD DAC list.

Scholarship Worth

The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients.

Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability are required to have met the following admission requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:

• A strong interest in sustainability studies.

• Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues.

• A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability. Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before September 2017 may also apply.

• A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on the bachelor’s degree earned.

• English language proficiency. The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT); 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT); 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.

The eligibility requirements for the scholarships are as follows:




• Applicants must be persons from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance

• Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship

• Applicants who want to pursue a second master’s degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship

To Apply for this Opportunity

During admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial need will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the JFUNU scholarship. Thus, no separate scholarship application is necessary.

Your official application for admissions must be submitted through the online application form. Application deadline is  28 February 2018.

Visit the website below for more information about this scholarship and to apply.

Website:

http://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/msc-in-sustainability-2017.html#overview

 

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