Bridging Scholarships For Study Abroad In Japan

Association of Teachers of Japanese


Scholarship opportunity to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Japanese language study is not a requirement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in a college or university in the United States.

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Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning from abroad. Must submit the following: A completed application form; A short essay (up to 500 words) explaining your interest in study abroad in Japan; Evidence of acceptance for study abroad in Japan; A budget showing the cost of your term of study in Japan and listing scholarships, loans, and other financial aid you expect to receive; A letter of recommendation and official transcript from your college or university


$2,500 and $4,000 USD

You must be studying in one of the following countries:



April 8

You must be from one of the following countries:

United States

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