Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the United Nations University PhD in Sustainability Science Scholarship Program 2019. The PhD program in Sustainability Science is a three-year program that aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science.
The program takes an innovative approach to sustainability, seeking to promote a better understanding of the issues by incorporating global change perspectives, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The program will equip graduates with comprehensive, multidisciplinary knowledge of sustainability problems, and deepen their understanding of the role of environmental sustainability in addressing current issues related to global change.
The program starts in September, and by July of their third year students are expected to complete all of the course requirements, obtaining at least 14 credits. Students can select courses from those offered by UNU-IAS, while also enjoying the opportunity to take courses at other leading universities in Japan such as the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, and International Christian University.
United Nations University PhD in Sustainability Science Scholarship
- The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. However, 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.
United Nations University PhD in Sustainability Science Scholarship Eligibility
- Applicants must be from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Developing countries included in the latest OECD DAC list;
- Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
- Applicants who want to pursue a second PhD degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.
How to Apply for United Nations University PhD in Sustainability Science Scholarship Program
For more information, visit UNU.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2019