JFUNU PhD Degree

Deadline: 28 April 2016 Study in: Japan Course starts September 2016
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 150,000 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

Read the complete eligibility requirements at the official website. Application instructions: To apply, you must complete the online application form. Application deadline is  28 April 2016. 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:  http://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science-2016.html#scholarships