If you’re from a developing country looking to get a PHD in Jaan, you should apply for the JFUNU scholarship.

The program equips graduates with comprehensive knowledge of sustainability problems and deepens their understanding of the role of environmental sustainability in addressing current issues related to global change.

The program also provides students with unique opportunities to interact with leading scholars and policymakers through lectures, international conferences, and workshops.

Application Deadline: April 9th 2021


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  • The tuition fee of $10000 is paid by the organization
  • Scholars get a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months.

N.B: 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.


The scholarship is open to applicants:

  • Who are from developing countries included in this list.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Proficient in English language 

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

Applicants should have:

  • A strong interest in sustainability studies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues.
  • A completed Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education and demonstrated ability to link course work and activities to principles of sustainability.
  • A minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes which was acquired after obtaining a university degree (full time equivalent) OR Two completed Master’s degrees, at least one of which must be in a discipline related to sustainability studies;

N.B: Those who expect to receive a second Master’s degree before the entrance period – September 2021 – may also apply.

  • A GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to 70% on a 100 % scale) for at least one of the Master’s degrees earned; and
  • English language proficiency
  • 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.

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Application Instructions

Apply by filling this form. Detailed instructions about registration and application can be found here. 

About the UNU-IAS PhD in Sustainability Science Program

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.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application deadline is 9 April 2021

The program starts in September and ends July of the third-year.

The program will take place in Japan

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