UNU-ISP

UNU-ISP Scholarship- For Master's and PhD in Tokyo

Last date to apply

April 28, 2017 (Ph.D)

March 18, 2017 (Master's Degree)

About UNU-ISP Scholarship

UNU-ISP scholarship is for admission into Master of Science and PhD in Sustainability Science Programme at Tokyo.UNU is an international academic institution chartered by the United Nations. UNU-ISP scholarship is conducted by United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace. UNU-ISP Scholarship 2017 is inviting application for September 2017. The scholarships are provided to students who can demonstrate the need for finance. There is no separate application fee for the scholarship.

UNU-ISP Scholarship Important Dates 2017

Events Dates
Last date to Apply for Master's (MSc) Programme 18 March 2017
Last Dates to apply for PhD Programme 28 April 2017

 

About the PhD Programme/ Master's Degree Programme

UNU-ISP (United Nations University-Institute for Sustainability & Peace) through its postgraduate programmes takes an innovative approach to sustainability, bridging these cross-cutting themes through research, educational and collaborative initiatives.

The PhD in Sustainability Science programme aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the area of sustainability science. The PhD is 3 years and Master's degree is a 2 years programme and will be taught in English Language. The PhD dissertation of students will be on one of the research themes of UNU-ISP with a focus on global change and sustainability.

Thus, the Master's and PhD in Sustainability Science involves problem-oriented research that would enable students to acquire quantitative and qualitative analytical research skills to understand the underlying principles between various systems involved in sustainability issues and debates.

Through coursework and research, Master's and PhD students are able to gain critical thinking, problem-solving skills and technical literacy in addressing sustainability problems.

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UNU-ISP Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Should have completed Masters Degree(for P.h.D) and Bachelor's Degree(for Master's degree)
Details

For PhD

The candidate needs to fulfil the following criteria for admission

  •  The candidate should have strong interest in Sustainability Studies
  • A completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies and a minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-ISP research themes in a responsible capacity,
    OR
    Two completed Master's degrees, at least, one of which must be in disciplines related to sustainability studies; 

  • A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the Master's degrees  earned
  • 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
  • There is no age limit for applying, provided the candidate satisfies all other eligibility criteria.
  • There is no requirement for students to speak in Japanese and neither do they have to submit the Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate.

For Master's Degree

The candidate needs to fulfil the following criteria for admission:

  • The candidate should have strong interest in Sustainability Studies
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or institution or higher education in the field related to sustainability studies; 

  • A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the Master's degrees  earned
  • 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.

UNU-ISP Scholarship Reward

The University offers full time and part time scholarships for students applying for PhD programme.

Full-time scholarship is very competitive and covers following things:

  • Tuition Fees: The scholarship covers the full tuition fees.
  • Monthly Allowance: Provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY* for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months.
  • Travel Allowance: Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student.

*150,000 JPY is the average monthly living cost for an international student without dependents in Tokyo, although this amount may vary depending on the lifestyle of the student.

Part Time scholarships cover up to 50% of the tuition fees

UNU-ISP Scholarship Application form and Process

UNU-ISP PhD Programme Application Form 

The candidates have to apply for the UNU-ISP PhD Programme and they do not have to fill a separate application form for the scholarship.  The candidates have to apply for the UNU-ISP PhD programme only online. There is no offline application process.

There is no application Processing Fee

Online Application

The application has to be submitted via online mode. The candidates need to create a new user account to submit your applications. The online form can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting. All application forms must be typed and filled in English. 

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List of documents to be submitted for PhD Programme:

  • Application Form
  • Four Essays
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Research Proposal
  • Three Letters of reference
  • Copy of Official Transcript
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of Awarded Degree with Conferred Date
  • Proof of Expected Graduation Date and Student Registration Certificate (if applicable)

Fee Structure for PhD Programme


Tuition Fee: 10,000 USD per year

Estimated total expenses for the PhD degree programme for 3 years including tuition are approximately 8,560,000 JPY or 83,500 USD.

UNU-ISP Masters Programme Application Form 

List of documents to be submitted for Master's Programme:

  • Application Form
  • Three Essays
  • Two Letters of reference
  • Copy of Official Transcript
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of Awarded Degree with Conferred Date
  • Proof of Expected Graduation Date and Student Registration Certificate (if applicable)

Fee Structure for Master's Programme

Tuition Fee: 10,000 USD per year

Estimated total expenses for the Master's degree programme for 2 years including tuition are approximately 56,000 USD.

UNU-ISP Scholarship Selection Process

The application reviewing process and decision making about the scholarship take approximately 6 to 8 weeks.The candidates who have been selected for UNU ISP Master's and PhD Programme will be notified via e-mail. Necessary documents for the admission procedure will be sent together with a letter of acceptance. Successful applicants must submit a medical certificate.

The matriculation date (early September 2017) cannot be extended, regardless of any special circumstances on the part of the student. The unsuccessful applicants will be notified by e-mail to the address provided on Application Form. Admissions Office does not provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. An e-mail will be the primary method of contact.

United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace- UNU-ISP

Recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) as a foreign institution of higher education.

UNU-ISP Scholarship Address

Admissions Office
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-8925, Japan

UNU-ISP Scholarship Contact Details

Phone: +81-(0)3-5467-1212
Fax: +81–(0)3–3499–2828

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