BRCC Admission

The 2015 summer courses will be delivered simultaneously in multiple UN-CECAR partner institutes such as Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, India and Vietnam synchronized through the video conferencing tools.

English Language Requirements

Excellent written and verbal English language skills are required. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose bachelor’s degree is not from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit proof of English language proficiency within the past 2 years. The minimum score requirements for TOEFL or IELTS are listed below:

  • 600 TOEFL paper-based
  • 100 TOEFL internet-based
  • 7.0 IELTS academic version


The following applicants are exempt from submitting a score sheet.

  1. Applicants whose first language is English.
  2. Those who graduated from a university or a graduate school located in a country where English is the first language.
  3. Those who completed an undergraduate or graduate degree programme taught in English. In this case, please submit a certificate showing that the programme you attended was taught in English.
  4. Applicants who submit proof by any other means that have proficiency in English equivalent to that described in item 2) or 3).


Tuition Fees

For other course fees please check the location sites. Below is the tuition fees for whom taking the courses at UNU, Japan

  1. Course I: Science, Impacts and Vulnerability USD 1,000 (or JPY 100,000)
  2. Course II: Approaches to AdaptationUSD 1,000 (or JPY 100,000)
  3. For the whole session (Course I & II) USD 2,000 (or JPY 200,000)


A very limited number of partial fellowships will be available for applicants from developing countries who are applying for two courses. The applicants should be residing in a developing country at the time of application. These fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. If you are applying for a UNU fellowship, please complete the UNU Fellowship Application Form and attached it with the BRCC Application Form. Please note that the tuition fee for courses is not covered by the fellowship grant.

Type of fellowships:
Partial fellowship that covers EITHER – accommodation or travel

Application Deadline

The application deadline is available at UN-CECAR Applications website and cover students from abroad and for students within the course locations. Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply on-line at

Student Support and Accommodation

UNU-IAS assists students throughout the courses, acknowledging that students may experience difficulties in adjusting to a new country and culture. Students can stay in low-cost accommodation arranged by UNU-IAS at a nearby hotel. Further information on payment and hotel reservations will be provided to successful applicants.