ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is meant for students who can show a need for financial support. The program will focus on certain issues such as climate change, building peace, human rights and development.
The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the program which is usually for two years and comes with some benefits including:
Full tuition fees
A monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY will be given to take care of living expenses for a period of two years.
It should be noted that cost of travel to and from Japan and visa application fees as well as health/accident insurance will be taken care of by the student.
Also 150,000 JPY is what an international student can use for living costs without having dependents in Tokyo, though this depends on the lifestyle of the student.
Institutions participating in the program include United Nations University (UNU), Japan, Institute for Sustainability and Peace (ISP) and other partner universities in Japan.
FIELD OF STUDY
Scholarship will be awarded for Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainability program
To be eligible for the program, applicants should meet the following requirements
Should be interested in major issues concerning the UN especially those of sustainability
The willingness to take up a career in international areas in private organizations or public institutions
Should have the desire to apply academic research results to policy making as well as help to find solutions to problems of global environment
Have strong passion and desire in sustainability studies
Should have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability
Those who hope to graduate and obtain a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent before September 2016 are also eligible to apply
Should have obtained a degree of GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale after a graduating
Should be proficient in English language
HOW TO APPLY
All applications are done online and should be done through the UNU-ISP “online application form” found on the official website using UN-CECAR online application portal. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for application is March 18 2016 based on Tokyo time
Note: Successful applicants will be notified through email after 6-8 weeks.