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Monday, January 9, 2012

United Nations University's Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace

Overview

The programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peacebuilding, 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.

The programme is practically oriented, user-focused, and of the highest academic quality. It offers opportunities to gain practical experience through internships or field research with a UN agency or other international organization. The programme builds on the strong record of the United Nations University (UNU) in training and capacity development, and utilizes the extensive network of scholars and academic institutions participating in UNU research.



UNU-ISP welcomes applicants with:

  • A keen interest in the pressing global issues on the UN agenda, and in particular those of sustainability, development, and peace.
  • The intention to proactively apply academic research findings to policymaking.
  • A strong desire to contribute to the solving of problems concerning global environment, peace, and development, through an interdisciplinary approach.

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 Research page.

3. English language proficiency.

For more details of language requirement, please refer to the Applications section.

Financial Support

The Japan Foundation for UNU (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 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.
*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.
Please note that the JFUNU scholarship is highly competitive and offered to a very small number of students who are granted admission to UNU-ISP. Thus, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other funding opportunities from the government of their own country, private foundations, or international funding agencies.

Application Documents

Documents to be submitted:

1. Application Form
2. Three Essays
3. Two Letters of Reference
4. Official Transcript(s)
5. Proof of Graduation Date
6. Proof of English Language Proficiency
» Download all files (zip, 201KB)

How to Submit Application

All application documents must be sent by registered or certified express mail* to the following address:
Admissions Office : 
Master's Degree Programme
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
* Regular mail is acceptable; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to use registered or certified mail with return receipt as it allows them to track delivery and be notified of the arrival of the application and Admissions Office does not send receipt of application documents.
No email applications will be accepted.

Application Deadline

ALL documents must be received by Admissions Office via post by
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered, and UNU-ISP will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss.  

Contact information

Admissions Office

Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-5467-1346
Email: gdp@unu.edu
http://isp.unu.edu/grad/degrees/masters/index.html


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1 comments:

Zumi on August 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM said...

It was a nice post informing that there are a lot of universities offering a scholarship to sustain those who are not capable to go in school yet they had the ability and skills. I am very glad and I appreciated it. Thank you


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