UNU-INWEH Scholarships in Integrated Drylands Management for Developing Country Students

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The Joint Master’s Degree (MSc) Programme on Integrated Drylands Management brings together different expertise and scientific resources of the partner institutes to build advanced human capital, and generate and adapt global knowledge for local solutions in drylands. The programme provides young professionals and scientists an international perspective on integrated resources management approaches in drylands and allows them to gain practical experience in different dryland countries. Throughout the programme, a strong emphasis will be placed on multidisciplinary approaches. The MSc Programme will offer a short intensive course and field research leading to the development of a Master’s thesis. The number of scholarships is limited.  Students from developing countries are the target groups.

Host College/ University/ Organization

• United Nations University (UNU) • Institut des Régions Arides (IRA), • Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI) • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) • Institut National Agrono

Scholarship Value

A limited number of Fellowships will be provided to qualified candidates from developing countries on a competitive basis. These fellowships will cover the travel costs between the country of origin and IRA, CAREERI, ICARDA, and TU, as needed. The tuition fee will be waived for students who are Fellowship recipients.

During the coursework in 2016, IRA will house the students with full boarding and lodging in a suitable accommodation in Médenine, Tunisia. During laboratory research work, TU will provide non-Japanese students with allowance for accommodation and meals in Tottori, Japan.

Eligibility to Apply

Admission is based on the following criteria:

• Applicants must already be registered in a Master’s degree programme at one of the Programme partner institutes and have completed their basic coursework.

• Applicants registered in a Master’s programme at an accredited university outside the Programme partners may be eligible to apply if they have completed their basic coursework and can establish a link with a Programme partner for their field research and thesis work which will be undertaken jointly with their current supervisor. Such applicants should contact the interested Programme partner institute directly to explore options and arrangements.

• Applicants must demonstrate a proved competence in relevant research methodologies, laboratory and computer skills.

• Applicants must demonstrate proof of proficiency in English (oral and written).

• Applicants must submit a research proposal of 5 pages, whose priority aligns with that of programme partner who will host the proposed research.

• Working experience in dryland management is desirable.

Link and Instructions

Applications are currently closed.

To apply, you must submit the completed and signed application form together with the supporting documents by 30 June 2016.

It is important to read the 2016-2017 Brochure and visit the official website (link found below) to access the applications form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.