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United Nations University Scholarships 2021/2022 Updated

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization with its headquarters in New York City,  It is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.

United Nations scholarships are offered to international students, by United Nations for study or research purposes. These are also called as financial aid and many times the financial aid office of the United Nations deals with it. The UNU’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers an MSc degree program and a PhD degree program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Masters Scholarships

The Master of Science in Sustainability programme is a two-year programme, which provides students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability. Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the programme integrates methods and resources from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.


The programme is intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners who seek to meaningfully contribute to the work of governments, civil society, the private sector, and/or the UN and other international organizations in the area of sustainability.


The programme starts in September, and by July of the second year students must complete the course requirements, obtaining at least 30 credits. Students can select courses from those offered by UNU-IAS, while also enjoying the opportunity to take courses at other leading universities in Japan such as the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, International Christian University, and Yokohama National University.

Masters Degree Scholarships provided through Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU)

The JFUNU scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 24 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.
*The amount of monthly allowance has been changed to 120,000 JPY effective.


    1. Applicants must be persons from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance
    2. Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship
  1. Applicants who want to pursue a second master’s degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.

PhD Scholarship

The PhD programme in Sustainability Science is a three-year programme that aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The programme takes an innovative approach to sustainability, seeking to promote a better understanding of the issues by incorporating global change perspectives, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity.


The scholarship programme begins in September, and by July of their third year students are expected to complete all of the course requirements, obtaining at least 14 credits. Students can select courses from those offered by UNU-IAS, while also enjoying the opportunity to take courses at other leading universities in Japan such as the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, and International Christian University.



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  2. Need application form for this postgraduate scholarship.

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    • Dear Sr I m interested to join your scholarship I have bsc in nursing and I want to do my masters pls contact me

    • ALO'O Jean-Guillaume

      je suis camerounais diplome en gepgraphie et pratiques de developpement durable master I de l’universite de Ngoundere.je souhaite faire des recherche sur: “La fabrication des meubles de decoration a partir des dechets des exploitations forestieres dans le Sud-Cameroun”

  4. I am a South Sudanese national and a graduate from the school of Law, University of Juba

    I am a citizen from developing country called South Sudan and I have interest in upgrading my LL.B

  5. My name is abdi isack husein iam refugee at Ethiopia iam requesting you to accept me to join in your education pls help me

  6. I wanna join you people

  7. I need your contact address.

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  9. This JFUNU Scholarship provided a diverse multicultural opportunity for developing countries like Papua New Guinea to venture and be part of the future Leaders who will contributing directly to the Sustainable Management on global environmental impacts of Climate Change that will affect future world population demand as far as Papua New Guinea is one of the least preserved tropical rainforest zone of the global apart from Amazon.
    As far as I am a Papua New Guinean, this UNU Scholarship is a pleasure for me upon that matter.

    Think Global, Saves the world.
    I will be more than appreciated to be part of this Scholarship Program as I have been part of the United Nations Reforestation Program, ‘Green Arm’ implemented by OISCA International Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

  10. I trust to educate phd in medicine.

  11. Ngaleu youssa William

    Hi i am a medical doctor working in cameroon. I need additional Knowledge to part of a social and health actor

  12. I would like to follow My masters degree, @ any of your your college/University just to satisfy my need for knowledge, I am currently unable to attend my courses due to silence problem/outbreak of War, in my surroundings, I am always eager to learn with discipline. As I always believe this saying it’s better to learn and give life than to train and take one, thank you 😊

  13. I am Farah Jama Guled, Somaliland have graduated Master of Business administration also I contuining Master of Research at Burao University.
    And Iam seeking PhD

  14. My name is Farah Jama Guled,Somalilander,Graduated Master of Business Administration and also Continues Master of Science and Research last Semester.
    And looking for PhD chance for scholarship.

  15. Linta Aquillah Qalopui

    I am interested to study in USA thus interested to apply for a scholarship for PhD program. I would like to explore more available opportunities.

  16. Iam interested in joining for the course of logistic manager

    • Thank you for this opportunity am a midwife I would like to pursue my studies to study Bsc your help will be highly appreciated thank you

  17. Grateful for such opportunities! I am wiling to apply!

  18. Hi my nasteho abdi ,i am student at bachelor

  19. It’s okay

  20. what i fill the website

  21. I am a Ugandan and l hold a diploma in education primary with Mathematics and Agriculture, how can I get a scholarship to do bachelor degree in a agriculture

  22. I’m interested with this, but how can I apply

    • I am Mekonnen Negussie from ethiopia and interested to persue my phD in sustainablity scince. Curently i have MA degree in Geography and Environmemtal studies from A. A. Univetsity.

  23. Daniel Alith Mayen

    Am. Interested
    Your support please

  24. Emmanuel Deng Gordon

    Applying for master’s degree in business administration and management in Canada

  25. I’m interested in your scholarship

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  28. Abraham Berhanu Negese

    Grate ful such opportunities .I am interested learn master program for management

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    Applying for degree in human resources managament please help to be amount the scholars

  30. November 13 I am interested learning for scholarship

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  34. Am wondwosen from Ethiopia , this opportunity is great so that if am the luckiest one I wanna study MBA . Thanks in advance

  35. I’m interested to do my post graduate study in environment and conservation. How do I apply for a scholarship?

  36. Liban mohamoud abdi

    I would like to win a scholarship from the United Nations. Thank you for this program

  37. I want to study masters,so if it is possible for you please help me

  38. I need application forms for this, please contact me on this email address

  39. Malkamu Dugasa Ayala

    I am from Ethiopia
    I want to learn PhD of Eviromental science

  40. I am hildana Dereje from Ethiopia I have Bsc degree in biotechnology. I am interested to learn masters program in medical biotechnology free scholarship

  41. Livig from somalia who need to learn clinical nursing

  42. I intrstedlrarnig master degree nursing

  43. I want to do my Master’s of Art

  44. Malkamu Dugasa Ayala

    I want to learn my phD of educational leadership.I am from Ethiopia

  45. Am willing to study from USA Bach of development studies,am from Uganda

  46. Accept my request

  47. I am interested to study for a PhD programme in science or medical mircobiology

  48. I’m a GP from TANZANIA
    I would like to join for UNSU

  49. I’m intersted learn PhD in mathimatices

  50. I’m Interested To Study My Phd Programme

  51. Hadush Gebreyesus Mokonen previously sent:

    I am Hadush Gebreyesus, currently working as a teacher in government school in Addis Ababa. As you knew, there is a conflict between the federal government of Ethiopia and Tigray region . Because of this reason many Tigrian people in Addis Ababa and other stares are arresting by federal govermentdue to being Tigrians. since I am from Tigriay region but living in Addis Ababa, I and my family are at risk. I am free from any political activity but because of my ethnicity polices are going to arrest me. Therefore, I kindly requesting you to save me and my family from this bad situation in your Embassy or any of your organisations.
    OR . Help me with public administration and developmental management masters scholarship

  52. M’y name is Badesire Gaston. I’m from Gongo-DRC, Goma town.

    Please, i’m very interested with this program. I’believe thé UN will help me to realise m’y dream, to je somebody, by science and other skills that i’can heave, to educate ans build peace in m’y country…..

    N’y Hope, i will bé waiting for thé UN.

  53. Am Interested how can I get through this

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  55. l am interested want to study masters in computer science in education

  56. I am so happy if you give me masters program in MBA

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