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Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Provides support for undergraduates planning to study in Japan.


The Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.  Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.  Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.  Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  • Previous academic performance;

  • Appropriateness of study abroad program;

  • Recommendations.


Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

  • Be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.


Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).


Bridging Scholarships provide support for semester-long or academic year programs.  Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

For more information:

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)