JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students
  • 120,000 JPY*
  • Master/PhD
  • Japan
  • The Master of Science in Sustainability programme
  • 12 Mar 2021

JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students



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.


  • The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients.
  • travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.


  • 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 2021 may also apply.
  • A GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale on the bachelor’s degree earned (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:
  • 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

How to Apply

Your official application for admissions must be submitted through the online application form. During the admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial needs will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the JFUNU scholarship. Thus, no separate scholarship application is necessary. 

  • All application forms must be typed and filled out in English. No handwritten or incomplete application documents will be considered.
  • All materials and documents submitted as part of an application become the property of UNU-IAS and cannot be returned.
  • If any falsification is discovered in any of the documents presented for application, admission will be revoked.
  • Unsuccessful applicants of previous years who reapply for admission must submit a completely new set of application documents, including letters of reference. No previous application materials will act as supporting resources.

Your official initial application must be submitted through the online registration form. Detailed instructions can be found here

 Interested Candidate, Please visit this: Official Website 

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