Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Scholarships for American undergraduates to study abroad in Japan

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 make it possible to award about 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. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

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

Deadline Information

Deadline for Fall 2016 study abroad programs: Friday, April 8, 2016

Deadline for Spring 2017 programs: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

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. Their study in Japan must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.  Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.