Friday, February 7, 2020

[PhD Degree] Japan Foundation For UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship - Sustainability Science 2020, Japan (Full Scholarship)

The award of the scholarship below is based on application selection results. Only applicants that are accepted for enrolment in the UNU-IAS PhD in Sustainability Science programme can be considered as candidates for the scholarship. There is no separate application form for the scholarship as it is a part of the online application for admission. Interested applicants must provide necessary information and documents for the scholarship together with the required documents for admission to the PhD degree programme.

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    • The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. However, 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.
    • *The amount of monthly allowance has been changed to 120,000 JPY effective 2017.

      Requirement (Scholarship):
      • Applicants must be 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 PhD degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.
      • *Developing countries included in the latest OECD DAC list.

      Admission Requirements:
      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:
      • A strong interest in sustainability studies;
      • A demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;
      • A completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies;
      • A minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes which was acquired after obtaining a university degree
      • Two completed Master’s degrees, at least one of which must be in a discipline related to sustainability studies;
        *Those who expect to receive a second Master’s degree before the entrance period – September 2019 – may also apply. 
      • A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for at least one of the Master’s degrees earned; and English language proficiency
        The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are:
        600 on TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT) OR
        100 on TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) OR
        7.0 on IELTS – Academic format 

      How to Apply:
      Please visit HERE for applying

      10 April 2020

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