Announcements > Bridging Scholarship Program for U.S. Students Studying in Japan for Fall 2018/ AY 2018-2018!
75 U.S. students will receive a scholarship for $2,500 or $4,000 to study in Japan! Apply by April 11th!
The Bridging Scholarship program will award 75 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Fall 2018. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized credit-bearing exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,800 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 26 students received scholarships for study in Japan in the Spring 2018 semester.
Fall 2018 study programs are those beginning between August and October 2018 and continuing for at least three months, for a semester or an academic year. (Students studying in Japan during only the Spring 2019 semester should apply beginning in August 2018.)
The deadline for applications for Fall 2018 Bridging scholarships is April 11, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.
Applications can be submitted electronically. The online application form and complete information can be found at: