Students who complete the two-year Master of Science in Sustainability program will be equipped with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to help address sustainability-related problems.

Supported by:



  • Applicants must be persons from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicants who want to pursue a second master’s degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship
  • A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university or institution of higher education in a field related to sustainability (those who expect to receive a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent conferred before the entrance period of September 2022 may also apply)
  • A GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to 70% on a 100 % scale) for the bachelor’s degree earned
  • English language proficiency.
  1. 600 on TOEFL – Paper-Based Testing (PBT) OR
  2. 100 on TOEFL – Internet-Based Testing (IBT) OR
  3. 7.0 on IELTS – Academic format
  • Students who possess a firm academic interest in the pressing global issues on the UN agenda, in particular those of sustainability, and a strong desire to contribute to the solving of problems concerning global environment and society through a transdisciplinary approach.

Application and Selection Procedure:

  • Successful applicants will be notified by email to the address provided on the Application Form.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by e-mail to the address provided on the Application Form. Admissions Office does not provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications


  • Marksheets & Degrees must liaise your research interests with sustainability
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Updated Resume
  • A photograph
  • IELTS or TOEFL score

Date and Deadline:

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed.

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Program Country(s)



Science in Sustainability


2 Year

Grant Details

Fully funded & cover tuition fees, monthly allowances of 150000 yen for 24 months

Eligible Country(s)

Developing countries included in the latest OECD DAC list

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