The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is offering scholarships for developing countries. These scholarships are offered for pursuing PhD programme in Sustainability Science.
The PhD programme in Sustainability Science aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science.
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan.
Applicant must have earned GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the Master’s degrees. 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) and 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format.
Closing date for application is 28 April 2016.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree at United Nations University.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the area of Sustainability Science.
Scholarship Award: 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.
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
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:
-Strong interest in sustainability studies;
-Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;
-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;
-Those who expect to receive a second master’s degree before the entrance period – September 2015 – may also apply.
-A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on 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 in TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT); 100 in TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) and 7.0 in IELTS – Academic format
Nationality: Students from developing countries can apply for this scholarship.