UNU-IAS MSc in Sustainability Science Scholarship in Tokyo (Funded)

The United Nation University Institute for Advanced Study Sustainability (UNU-IAS) welcomes applications from students from developing countries to its 2021 MSc scholarship program in Tokyo.

The Master of Science in Sustainability program is a two-year program, which provides students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability. Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the program integrates methods and resources from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities. The program is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and practitioners who seek to meaningfully contribute to the work of governments, civil society, the private sector, and/or the UN and other international organizations in the area of sustainability.

This program is built on UNU’s strong record in research and capacity development, as well as the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research. The program is practice-oriented, user-focused, and of the highest academic quality. It provides students with unique opportunities to interact with leading scholars and policymakers through lectures, international conferences, and workshops.

Duration: 2 years

The UNU-IAS Master of Science in Sustainability covers:

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly allowance
  • Travel costs to and from Japan
  • Registration costs

UNU-IAS welcomes applicants with:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;
  • A strong interest in sustainability studies;
  • an aspiration to pursue careers in international fields in public service or private organizations, including the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations as well as research and academic institutions;
  • a keen interest in the pressing global issues on the UN agenda and in particular those of sustainability;
  • the intention to proactively apply academic research findings to policymaking;
  • a strong desire to contribute to the solving of problems concerning the global environment through an interdisciplinary approach; and
  • English language proficiency.
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Application Process

To apply for this scholarship, an official application must be submitted through the online application form. However, applicants will need to create a user account to submit their applications. All application forms must be typed and filled out in English.

Application Deadline: February 26, 2021

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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