A variety of scholarships, fellowships and grants are available for students planning to study in Japan. Contact each organization to establish your eligibility, and be aware of deadlines and application requirements. Please note that TUJ does not participate in the micro-scholarship program RaiseMe .

For Short-Term Study Abroad Students Only

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U.S.-Japan Council: The Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program

Deadline: February

Criteria: U.S. or Japanese citizens; Currently in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in either the United States or Japan. See website for additional criteria.

Amount: $18,082 (average award amount)

U.S.Japan Council Website 

U.S.-Japan Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

Deadline: October (for spring study) and April (for fall study)

Criteria: U.S. citizens or permanent resident enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. university.

Amount: $2,500 for one semester or $4,000 for academic year

Bridging Scholarships Website 

Morgan-Stanley Scholarships for Study in Japan

Deadline: April (for academic year beginning fall)

Criteria: U.S. citizens; juniors and seniors at U.S. universities with an interest in economics and international finance who have been accepted for study in Japan.

Award: $7,500

Morgan-Stanley Scholarships Website 

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ): Swadesh DeRoy Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: The Swadesh DeRoy Memorial Scholarship is offered to graduate, undergraduate and high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Any current student in Japan who is considering a career in journalism, or any Japanese student enrolled in an overseas journalism program, is invited to apply. The scholarship is open to aspiring journalists of all nationalities and backgrounds and in any journalistic medium, including print, photos, video and digital media.

Award: 300,000 JPY

FCCJ Website 

Fellowship: Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Deadline: May

Criteria: U.S. citizens who have completed a degree-granting program (applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting conferral may apply). The fellowship supports research on the modern Japanese political economy, international relations, and society, and on U.S.-Japan relations.

Award: Stipend of $4,200 per month for uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve months.

National Endowment for the Humanities Website 

Rotary International

Various scholarships and deadlines; check with your local Rotary club.

Rotary International Website 

Hashi.org Travel Scholarship

Deadline: June 15 (for Japanese students) August 15 (for American students), October 15 (for Korean students)

Criteria: U.S., Japanese or Korean students interested in cultural exchange programs in the U.S., Japan or Korea.

Award: $1,000

Hashi.org Website 

The Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship

Scholarship program for young Japanese descendants abroad. See website for further information and deadlines.

Nikkei Scholarship "Dream Come True Project" Website 

For Short-Term Study Abroad Students Only

The following are available for short-term study abroad students only (degree-seeking students at TUJ are not eligible)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline: April (for fall study), October (for spring study)

Criteria: U.S. citizens receiving the federal Pell Grant participating in a fall, spring or academic year study abroad program (no summer-only students)

Award: Up to $5,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Website 

Boren Scholarships

Deadline: February

Criteria: U.S. citizens studying in geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Award: Up to $10,000 for one semester or $20,000 for academic year

Boren Scholarships Website 

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