Study in Japan with Bridging Scholarships 2014

Bridging Scholarships Study Abroad in Japan 2014. The Japan-US Friendship Commission, an independent federal agency promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan, in an effort to highlight public/private partnerships. They initiated the Bridging Project scholarship program and established a 501(c)(3) private foundation, the US-Japan Bridging Foundation to accept contributions. Since the program began in 1999, thousands of scholarships have been awarded by the US-Japan Bridging Foundation to undergraduate students studying abroad in Japan.

Study in: Japan
Host Institution: US-Japan Bridging Foundation
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Starts: Fall 2014

CLOSING DATE: 8 April 2014
(2nd round: fall; 1st round: spring semester)

study abroad in japan bridging scholarships

Study Abroad in Japan 2014 with Bridging Scholarships

Field of Study(s):

Any field of study

Target Group:

U.S. undergraduate students who want to participating in study abroad programs (for a semester or an academic year) in Japan.

Number of Awards:

Approximately twenty one bridging scholarships are given each round.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.
  • Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study may apply to the Bridging scholarships 2014.
  • Japanese language study is not a prerequisite to apply for this international scholarships.
  • Applicants’ study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

What does it cover

Bridging Scholarship awardees 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.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following documents to the AATJ office:

  • An application form, can be downloaded from link below; printed application form can be requested from the AATJ office by phone, fax, or e-mail.
  • An official transcript from your college or university.
  • A short essay (up to 500 words) introducing applicant’s self, explaining his/her interest in study in Japan, and outlining what he/she hope to achieve by participating in a study abroad program (three copies).
  • A letter of recommendation from someone who knows applicants and is knowledgeable about their abilities and potential, preferably a professor or instructor in their major field. (This may either be submitted together with the application or mailed separately to the AATJ office; please note that it must be received by the application deadline date in order for your application to be considered.) Faxed or e-mailed letters will not be accepted.

Source & further information on Bridging Scholarship 2014/2015:

American Association of Teachers of JapaneseBridging Foundation
Bridging Foundation



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