Japan: Consulate-General of Japan Scholarship

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Since 1954, the Government of Japan has been offering scholarships to foreign nationals from various countries around the world to study in Japan. The Japanese Government offers the following scholarships annually to U.S. citizens living in Washington, Montana and Northern Idaho through the Consulate-General of Japan at Seattle

Research Student, Undergraduate Student & Professional Training College Student

2010 Application Forms
Research Student Scholarship (Deadline: May 22, 2009)
Undergraduate Student & Professional Training College Student Scholarship (Deadline: July 17, 2009)

Japanese Studies & Teacher Training Student

2009 Application Forms (Deadline already passed. For Reference Only)

Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Available to high school graduates and above
Four to seven year scholarship is available to high school graduates for attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Recipients will receive bachelor’s degree in Japan. Applicants must be between 17 to 21 years of age.

Research Student Scholarship
Available to university graduates
Covers a one-and-a-half year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be in the same field as the applicant studied or is now studying, or a related one. Recipients may enter Master’s or Ph.D. program after passing the entrance examination given by the university concerned. Includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training. Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age and must be university graduates.

Professional Training College Student Scholarship
Available to high school graduates and above
This scholarship covers a three-year period of vocational study program in the following areas: civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunication, nutrition, infant education, secretarial studies, hotel management, tourism, fashion, dress making, design, photography and other fields of study. Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending Professional Training College. Available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21years of age.

Japanese Studies Scholarship
Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring or minoring in Japan related studies
This program offers students a one-year intensive course of the Japanese language and introduction to Japanese studies. Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring or minoring in Japan-related studies at a 4-year university. Applicants need to be 18 to 29 years of age.

Teacher Training Student Scholarship
Available to primary and secondary school teachers
A one-and-a-half-year teacher training program at Japanese universities is available to primary and secondary school teachers with at least five years of teaching experience. Applicants must be under 35 years of age.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:
(Note: Details may be subject to change)

  • Monthly stipend
    • (125,000 yen ~ for Japanese Studies, Professional Training College and Undergraduate Scholarships)
    • (152,000 yen ~ for Research Student and Teacher Training Student Scholarships)
  • Travel Expenses to and from Japan
  • Exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation, and tuition
    TO REQUEST APPLICATIONS and for more information, please contact: education@cgjapansea.org or call 206-682-9107 ext.135.?


Consulate-General of Japan
601 Union Street, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98101
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