Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) PhD Scholarship in Sustainability Science at United Nation University in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Apply Before : April 9, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree PH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 1756
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Opportunity Description

United National University Institute for Advanced Study (UNU-IAS)

UNU- IAS has offered Scholarships for Master’s degree and Ph.D. in the academic year of 2020.

Location: Tokyo, Japan


  • Master degree: March 12, 2021
  • PhD: April 9, 2021

Master Degree Scholarship

Read about available Master degree scholarships at United nation University HERE 


PhD Scholarship

The PhD program is a unique opportunity for researchers to broaden their expertise in the field of sustainability science. It is a three-year of 14 credits with a focus to enhance the understanding of the role of environmental sustainability in the problems to global change, especially connected with climate change and biodiversity.

Students can select courses from those offered by UNU-IAS, or they have the opportunity to take courses at other leading universities in Japan such as the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, International Christian University, and Yokohama National University.

Related: Read other available Scholarship for PhD Degree

Number of scholarships: Limited

Admission Requirements

  • Must have enthusiasm in sustainability studies;
  • Dedicated to study and understand universal problems;
  • Master’s degree in fields related to sustainability studies and 2 years of experience related to UNU-IAS research themes after obtaining a university degree (In case the applicant have two completed Master’s degrees, one of which must be related to sustainability studies).
  • A GPA of 3.5 or above for at least one of the Master’s degrees earned
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL – 600 (PBT), 100 (IBT) OR 7.0 IELTS – Academic) Applicants whose native language is English or completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degree in an English speaking country or where the language of instruction was English (In this case, an official statement is required, confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination), are exempted.

Note: UNU-IAS requires original TOEFL/IELTS score reports (no photocopies accepted). You can ask the official score report using an institution code 6991.

Application deadline: 9 April 2021

Start of the program: September 1, 2021

Location: Tokyo, Japan

University: United Nation University


  • A monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses
  • Tuition fees

Note: The scholarship does not cover the travel expense and Visa Fees.


  • Must be from developing countries (OECD DAC list) with a need for financial assistance.


Application Process

Applicants can apply to this program online. There is no separate application form for the scholarship. Only applicants that are accepted for enrollment in the UNU-IAS PhD in Sustainability Science program can be considered as candidates for the scholarship.

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