College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Sponsor: National Scholarship Office  |  Application Deadline: April 11, 2018

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Scholarship Description

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan


For More Information Contact: National Scholarships Office –

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – All Majors

IMPORTANT: Prior Japanese language study is NOT a prerequisite.

IMPORTANT: Summer programs are NOT eligible for support. Only semester and year-long programs are eligible for Bridging awards.

Description: The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The goal of the Bridging Project is to promote study abroad in Japan by larger numbers of American undergraduate students. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Program Preferences: Applicants should express a strong and clear interest in Japanese language, culture and/or society.

Award Amount: Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Duration: Single semester or full academic year (fall and spring) of study abroad.

National Deadline: Applications must be received (not postmarked) by April 11, 2018 for study abroad in fall 2018 or for the 2018-19 academic year. The deadline for spring 2019 will be in early October.

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