PhD in Sustainability Science Scholarships for Developing Countries in Japan, 2019


The United Nations University is now accepting applications for the Ph.D. in Sustainability Science (2019) Scholarships. The scholarship is available to the applicants who must be from developing countries and can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. The program offers unique opportunities to interact with leading scholars and policymakers through lectures, international conferences, and workshops.

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Eligible Countries: Developing countries are eligible to apply

Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in the field of sustainability

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

To apply for this scholarship, the Applicants must be from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance


he 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.


To apply, the applicants must submit an online application through the link:

Supporting Documents: As part of the application, the applicants must submit all the following required documents:

Admission Requirements:

Language Requirement:  The minimum score requirements for English language qualifications required by UNU-IAS are: 600 on TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT) or 100 on TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) or 7.0 on IELTS – Academic format

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