2013 JFUNU Scholarships for Developing Countries Students at United Nations University ISP in Japan

Thursday, December 6, 2012


The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries for the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace course, who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and they will be considered as candidates for the award of the scholarship.

The JFUNU scholarship covers the full tuition fees, and provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 24 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace are required to have met the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:
1. A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or institution of higher education
Those who expect to graduate and have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before enrolment may also apply.

2. A particular interest and career aspiration in at least one of the following thematic areas:
  • Global Change and Sustainability
  • Peace and Security
  • International Cooperation and Development
For more information on these areas, please refer to the Researchpage.

3. English language proficiency
The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-ISP are:
  • 600 in TOEFL - Paper-Based Testing (PBT)
  • 100 in TOEFL - Internet-Based Testing (iBT)
  • 7.0 in IELTS - Academic format
Applicants, except for the cases below, must submit original TOEFL or IELTS score reports (from a test taken within the last two years) to Admissions Office at the time of application:
  1. Applicants whose first language is English.
  2. Applicants who graduated from a university or a postgraduate school located in an English speaking country.
  3. Applicants who completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme where the language of instruction and examination was English. In this case, an official statement from the academic institution will be required, confirming the use of English as the language of instruction and examination.
UNU-ISP requires original TOEFL/IELTS score reports (no photocopies accepted).
  • TOEFL: Please order an official score report using an institution code 6991. For more information on TOEFL, please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/
  • IELTS: Please request that an official report be sent directly to UNU-ISP. For more information on IELTS, please visit http://www.ielts.org/
Further details about the course and application procedures can be found at http://isp.unu.edu/grad/degrees/masters/admissions.html#fees

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