Okayama University


Call for Application: UNCTAD and Okayama University Young Scientist Programme for SDGs in Japan

November 26, 2021

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Okayama University (OU) signed a comprehensive agreement in January 2020 and started the “Young Scientist Programme for SDGs in Japan” in order to contribute to the achievement of inclusive and sustainable development through enforcing capabilities of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

The programme offers eligible young scientists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and selected African countries (i.e., Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, & South Africa), the opportunity to enroll in a PhD programme at Okayama University in Japan for 3 years. The application for Academic Year 2022 has been opened and the deadline is 15 December 2021. Please review the application requirements below and contact sticourses◎unctad.org(Please replace ◎ with @.)for more details.

[Application Requirements]
• Applicants who have received, or are expected to receive, a master’s degree by the time of admission in any majors related to Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Medical Bioengineering, Medical Devices and Materials Engineering, Healthcare Science, and Human Care Innovation.
• Those who were born on or after April 2, 1987.
• Hold positions as official from line ministries; or faculty members/researchers at university or research institute.
• Those who obtained GPA: 2.3/3 or more.
• Those who fall under any of the following a) – c) regarding English language ability.
a) Those who have CEFR Score B2 or more.
b) Those who have completed a curriculum with English as the main language that meets the entrance qualifications for doctoral programs in Japan.
c) Those who are deemed to have English level equivalent to or higher than requirement.