HOT: United Nations University Scholarships 2016

Queen Mary, University of London

United Nations University Scholarships for Developing Countries; The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) provides scholarships to outstanding applicants from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and applying for MSc in Sustainability or PhD in Sustainability at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.

*The developing countries listed in the latest OECD DAC list.

The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months for PhD in Sustainability applicants.

MSc in Sustainability applicants JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months.

For both programs, 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.

*150,000 JPY is the average monthly living cost for an international student without dependents in Tokyo, although this amount may vary depending on the lifestyle of the student.

MSc in Sustainability

The Master of Science in Sustainability programme equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability. Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the programme integrates methods and resources from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.

PhD in Sustainability

The PhD programme in Sustainability Science aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The programme takes an innovative approach to sustainability, seeking to promote a better understanding of the issues by incorporating global change perspectives, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity.

Postdoc Fellowships

UNU offers postdoctoral fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers, especially from the developing world, with a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) programme.

For more information and application materials, see; United Nations University Scholarships for Developing Countries.

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