Japan Government Scholarship in Marine Plastic Abatement at Asian Institute of Technology

Government of Japan
Masters Degree

Deadline: 30 June 2020 (Annual)
Study in: Thailand
Course starts August 2020

Brief description:

The Asian Institute of Technology is offering the Japan Government scholarship for 1-year Master’s Degree Program in Marine Plastic Abatement, a new Masters degree program launched in AY 2020 (August 2020 start), designed to train a new generation of Asian environmental leaders and leaders from developing countries, to combat the ocean plastic litter problem through advanced technologies and sound management practices. The scholarship is funded by the Japanese government. This is a one-time support.

As the top 6 countries in the world that discharge the most plastic debris into the ocean are in Asia, this scholarship serves to empower young Asian practitioners, social entrepreneurs, officials and professionals who can play significant roles in the marine plastic abatement, which is a key for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This scholarship from Japan is to support the “MARINE Initiative” unveiled at the G20 Osaka Summit in 2019, aimed at reducing additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050.

Host Institution(s):

School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters degree in Marine Plastic Abatement

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Students from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship covers tuition and registration fees and provides a bursary and accommodation allowances. It also covers medical insurance, visa renewal fee, research grant, and return air fare from home country.


Applicants must be nationals of developing countries, who have applied for the 1 year Master’s Program in Marine Plastic Abatement and have fulfilled AIT’s entry requirements for the Masters degree program. They must be holders of an undergraduate degree achieved through 4 years of study, or an international equivalent.

They have to be proficient in English, as evidenced by the following tests:

• IELTS-Academic:6 (writing 6)
• TOEFL Paper: 550 (writing 59-61)
• TOELF CBT: 213 (writing 25-26): TOEFL IBT: 80 (writing 21-23).

Application instructions:

Application is to be done online by 30 June 2020.

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


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/scholarships/jp_oneyear_marineplastic/

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