JFUNU Scholarships For Masters In Sustainability Program


Studying abroad is an amazing and enriching experience. On the downside of things, studying abroad is also quite expensive and not everyone can afford it.

Fortunately, there are many scholarship programs that are funded for the sole purpose of helping students from developing countries to achieve their dreams. With that said, today we have great news to share with outstanding students from developing countries who want to study in Japan.

The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarships is now accepting applications for the 2020 academic year. The host institution is the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and thee supported field of study is Master of Science in Sustainability. Nonetheless, let’s go ahead and check out what are the benefits of being awarded a position in this scholarship program.

JFUNU Scholarships for Masters in Sustainability Program for Students from Developing Countries: Benefits

The scholarship program is providing successful applicants with an allowance that is worth 120,000 JPY. The allowance is going to cover living expenses for a maximum of 24 months.

To make things even better, students from developing countries who get accepted in this scholarship program will have all their tuition fees covered. Additionally, the travel costs to and from Japan will not be covered by the scholarship program.

JFUNU Scholarships for Masters in Sustainability Program for Students from Developing Countries: Criteria

Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability are required to have met the following admission requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:

  • A strong interest in sustainability studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues.
  • 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 graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before September 2020 may also apply.
  • A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on 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:

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

Official Letter and Deadline

All students from developing countries who consider themselves eligible for the scholarship program are advised to CLICK HERE and access the official website to find out additional information about applications. The deadline is 28 February 2020.

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