Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan


Fellowship Information

Description:

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, has made it possible for ATJ to award scholarships to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Who Should Apply:

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Fellowship Benefits:

100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Program Duration:
  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Academic Year
Number & Amount Available:

Varies. 85 scholarships were awarded 2010-2011. 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.

Citizenship Requirements:
USA
STEM Fields Only:
No
NC State Endorsement Required:
No

Student Information

Required GPA:
Any
Academic Level:
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior

Deadlines

Initial Deadline:
April 8 for Fall. See website for more details.
NC State Campus Deadline:

None