Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad, Japan 2016

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Scholarship Description:

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad, Japan 2016 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad, Japan 2016



Applications are invited for Bridging scholarships from students who will participate in semester or yearlong study abroad programs in Japan beginning in Fall 2016. Students from USA can apply for these bridging scholarships.



The American Association of Teachers of Japanese is a non-profit, non-political organization of individuals and institutions seeking to promote the study of Japanese language, linguistics, literature, culture, and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. AATJ fosters professional development, the promotion of Japanese and foreign language education and the exchange of research, and seeks to coordinate its activities with related organizations to promote Japanese studies, including a network of state and regional affiliate organizations. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.



Degree Level: Scholarships are available to undergraduate students for participating in semester- or year-long study-abroad programs in Japan.



Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any field of study.



Scholarship can be taken at: Japan



Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship:-
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 last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.



Eligible Nationalities: Students from USA can apply for these bridging scholarships.



College Admission Requirement



Entrance Requirements: 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.



English language Requirements: Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.



Scholarship Benefit: Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.



Supporting Material: Please submit the following to the AATJ office:




  • An application form can be downloaded from this website. A printed application can be requested from the AATJ office by phone, fax, or e-mail.

  • A short essay (up to 500 words) introducing themselves, explaining their interest in study in Japan, and outlining what they hope to achieve by participating in a study abroad program (three copies).

  • An official transcript from college or university.

  • A letter of recommendation from someone who knows applicant and is knowledgeable about their abilities and potential, preferably a professor or instructor in your major field. (This may either be submitted together with the application or mailed separately to the AATJ office; please note that it must be received by the application deadline date in order for your application to be considered.) Faxed or e-mailed letters will not be accepted.



Application Procedure for Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad, Japan 2016



Application Procedure: Applications should be sent via e-mail and also by post.



Application Form



Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016.



Scholarship Link

Degree Level:

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad, Japan 2016 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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