Scholarship Name: Japan Foundation UNU Scholarships for Developing Countries
Brief description: 2016 Japan Foundation United Nations University JFUNU Scholarship for Master’s students from developing countries in the field of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace at United Nations University ISP, Japan
Accepted Subject Areas: Masters of Science (MSc) in Sustainability
The Japan Foundation for United Nations University (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and they will be considered as candidates for the award of the scholarship.
The programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peace-building, and human rights through an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The programme is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and practitioners, offering the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions towards solving global issues, whether through employment by UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society, or the private sector.
Scholarship Type: Full fee Scholarship
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace are required to have met the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:
- A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or institution of higher education. Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before enrolment may also apply.
- A particular interest and career aspiration in at least one of the following thematic areas:
- Global Change and Sustainability
- Peace and Security
- International Cooperation and Development
- The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-ISP are:
- 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT)
- 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (iBT)
- 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format
Number of Scholarships: not specified but limited
The JFUNU scholarship covers the full tuition fees, and provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.
Duration of sponsorship: For the maximum of 24 months
Eligible Countries: Citizens of developing countries listed in the latest OECD DAC list
To be taken at (country): United Nations University ISP Japan
Application Deadline: for September 2016 entry is 18 March 2016
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Your official application must be made online, using UN-CECAR online application portal. You will need to create a user account to submit your applications. The online form can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting.
If you have limited internet access and would like documents to be sent to you as email attachments, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] for further instructions.
Visit the Scholarship Webpage
Sponsors: The Japan Foundation
Important Notes: Please note that the JFUNU scholarship is highly competitive and offered to a very small number of students who are granted admission to UNU-ISP. Thus, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other funding opportunities from the government of their own country, private foundations, or international funding agencies.