Study And Live For Free With JFUNU Scholarships

The Japan Foundation JFUNU Scholarships is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and who are admitted to the Master of Science in Sustainability Program at United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

There are other scholarships offered for the same degree found at this link.

Host Institution(s): United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Level/Field of study: Master of Science in Sustainability

Number of Scholarships: Limited

Target group: Citizens of developing countries  listed in the latest OECD DAC list

Benefits from JFUNU Scholarships:

The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients.

However, travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.

Eligibility Required for JFUNU Scholarships:

  • Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability 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 recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability (those who expect to receive a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before the entrance period of September 2022 may also apply);
  • A GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to 70% on a 100 % scale) for the bachelor’s degree earned;
  • English language proficiency.  The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT); 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT); 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.

The eligibility requirements for the scholarships are as follows:

  • Firstly, Applicants must be persons from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Secondly, Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
  • Thirdly, Applicants who want to pursue a second master’s degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.

Application instructions:

If you are interested in applying for the program, attending the Online Open House event is strongly encouraged: 28 January, 16:00-17:10 (JST).

Your official application for admissions must be submitted through the online application form. During admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial need will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the JFUNU scholarship. Thus, no separate scholarship application is necessary. Application deadline is  21 February 2022 (23:59 Japan Standard Time).

Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found here to access the application form.

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