Saturday, January 13, 2018

Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students

JFUNUMasters Degree

Deadline: 28 Feb 2018 (annual)

Study in: JapanCourse starts September 2018

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).

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

Major:
Master of Science in Sustainability

Who:
Citizens of developing countries  listed in the latest OECD DAC list
Scholarship value/duration:
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.
However, 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 2018 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

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