JFUNU Scholarship for Master’s Students from Developing Countries at United Nations University ISP, Japan 2014

2014 Japan Foundation United Nations University JFUNU Scholarship for Master’s students from developing countries in the field of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace at United Nations University ISP, Japan

Accepted Subject Areas?

Masters of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace

About Scholarship

The Japan Foundation for United Nations University (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and they will be considered as candidates for the award of the scholarship.

The programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peace-building, and human rights through an innovative interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The programme is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and practitioners, offering the unique opportunity to study at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions towards solving global issues, whether through employment by UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society, or the private sector.

Scholarship Type: Full fee Scholarship

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

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:

  • 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.
  • 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
    • 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

Number of Scholarships: Few

What are the benefits?

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.

How long will sponsorship last? For the maximum of 24 months

Eligible African Countries

Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): United Nations University ISP Japan

What time of year does Application Close?

Application deadline for September 2014 entry is 28th February 2014..

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Your official application must be made online, using UN-CECAR online application portal. You will need to create a user account to submit your applications. The online form can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting.

Apply Online

If you have limited internet access and would like documents to be sent to you as email attachments, please contact the Admissions Office at gdp@unu.edu for further instructions.

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage

Cattolica Africa Scholarship

IMPORTANT: please note that UCSC will not take into consideration candidates who have not followed the application procedures listed on this page.

Do not follow any other enrolment procedures you may find in different sections of the website.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study on partial scholarship for degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona Campuses.

Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for these scholarships that are applicable only for the following degree programs taught in English:


The Cattolica Africa Scholarship consists of 2 programs:


1. Cattolica Africa Scholars Program

This program consists of five MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale), all taught in English, which take 2 years to complete. These programs are preparing for an academic and/or professional career. Graduates of these MSc programs are also eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.

MSc in Banking and Finance (Milan Campus) – Commencement in September 2013
MSc in Economics (Milan Campus) – Commencement in September 2013
MSc in Management (Milan Campus) – Commencement in September 2013
MSc in International Management (Piacenza Campus) – Commencement in September 2013
MSc in Agriculture and Food Economics (Cremonese Campus) – Commencement in September 2013

For additional information about the various programs, you can download the pertaining brochure on clicking on the name of the program above.


2. Cattolica Africa Leadership Program

This program consist of five specialized Master programs (Master Universitario), taught in English, which all take 1 year to complete. These programs consist of one semester of coursework and one semester of internship and/or project activities. These programs are designed for students who seek to enhance their professional career through a specialized area of study, taught by top-academics and professional experts in the field.
International MBA in Global Business and Sustainability (Milan Campus) – Commencement in September 2013

Master of International Business (Milan Campus) – Commencement in September 2013

Master of Corporate Communication (Milan Campus) – Commencement in November 2013

Master of International Relations (Milan Campus) – Commencement in January 14

Master of International Cooperation and Development (Milan Campus) – Commencement in January 14

For additional information about the various programs, you can download the pertaining brochure on clicking on the name of the program above or access the online program description.

Partial scholarship recipients should expect to cover a minimum of €850 per month for rent and food. Living costs in Piacenza and Cremona are approximately €200 per month lower than in Milan.

Program information and admission requirements

Admission requirements for all programs include completion of at least a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university (2nd class upper division / 2.1 degree or higher) and IELTS 6.0 or equivalent if English is not the official language in your country. For the MBA at least three years of work experience and GMAT/GRE are required (students can apply without a GMAT/GRE score; however this test has to be taken before program commencement). For the Master of International Business no work experience is required.


Application form

To download the application form click here:

Scholarship Application Form – (WORD, 626kb)

Scholarship Application Form – (PDF, 69kb)

Additional application instructions are to be found on the application form.

Applications have to be sent electronically to scholarships.ucsc@unicatt.it

For all other information contact us at scholarships.ucsc@unicatt.it

London Met Scholarships for International Students

London Metropolitan University offers merit-based postgraduate scholarships to outstanding international students who wants to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University.


International fee paying students who hold an unconditional offer for one of their postgraduate degree programmes and who pay international tuition fees may apply for a scholarship. (Home and EU students are not eligible for the scholarship.)


Applicants are judged on academic merit and on the likely economic/social benefit to their home country of them doing a Masters degree in the UK. (This must be clearly demonstrated in the personal statement that the above criteria are met, evidence of paid and/or voluntary work done should also be included in the scholarship application, where applicable.)


You may apply for the scholarships electronically either directly online or by emailing the downloaded word application form. The application deadlines are 31 May for September entry and 31 October for February entry.


Remember you can not apply for a scholarship unless you have applied for a course and been given an unconditional offer to study at London Met. If you do not have an offer to study at London Met yet, please refer to How to Apply page.


It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the applications forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding-for-overseas-students/scholarships-at-london-met/