JFUNU Scholarships for PhD in Sustainability Science

JFUNU
PhD Degree

Deadline: 28 April 2017 (annual)
Study in: Japan
Course starts September 2017

Brief description:

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 granted admissions to the PhD Programme in Sustainability Science at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

Host Institution(s):

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD Programme in Sustainability Science

Number of Scholarships:

Limited

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries  listed in the latest OECD DAC list

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student. The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients

Eligibility:

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

1. Strong interest in sustainability studies;

2. Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;

3. A completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies and a minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes

OR Two completed Master’s degrees, at least one of which must be in disciplines related to sustainability studies;

4. A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the Master’s degrees earned; and

5. English language proficiency

Eligibility Requirements for the scholarships:

  1. Applicants must be from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  2. Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants who want to pursue a second PhD degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

To apply, you must complete the online application form. Application deadline is 28 April 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science-2017.html#scholarships

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