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Program Description:
Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Scholarship
American Association of Teachers of Japanese

This scholarship program is not run through Education Abroad at Kansas State University. Therefore the APPLY NOW button has been removed. If you wish to apply to this scholarship program, please follow the directions below or click the Request Info button to create an advising application.

The Association of Teachers of 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 60-100 scholarships 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.  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.


Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4000 (for students on academic year programs).  Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

Applications for the Bridging Scholarship are accepted at two separate times depending on what semester your plan of study falls in. If planning to study during the fall semester, applications are due in April. If planning to study during the spring semester, applications are due in October. Please note summer programs are not eligible.

The application can be downloaded from the website along with other relevant materials.  If selected, each scholarship recipient will be expected to send a brief report about his or her study in Japan to the ATJ office within 60 days of returning from abroad.  These reports will be valuable both for students who plan to study abroad in Japan and for teachers and advisors who are helping students to select suitable programs of study.

More specific dates are on the website as dates approach.  For more information, click here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.