Study Abroad: Graduate Chemistry Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Japan

Graduate Student Exchange Programs in Japan

Fulbright Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is intended to for American undergraduate and graduate students looking to travel in Japan while pursuing language study and research as a local institution. Fellowship support for this program is made available for 1 academic year.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Institute, Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC)

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.

Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program

The Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program intends to facilitate exchange and understanding between the U.S. and Japan. To this end, the foundation provides grants to U.S. undergraduates to travel to Japan for short-term study/tours. Candidates must be enrolled at a U.S. university. Funds are available between April and March of 2013.

Agencies Involved: The Japan Foundation of New York

Key Dates: Rolling with applications accepted 4 months prior to starting date

Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-Term Stay in Japan)

The Student Exchange Support Program is a short-term stay program organized for undergraduate and graduate students looking to complete a portion of their degrees at Japanese institutions. Candidates must be enrolled at universities outside of Japan at the time of applying. Programs run for 3-12 months.

Agencies Involved: Independent Administrative Institution (JAI) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Key Dates: Application deadline early March each year for programs beginning the following April

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Bridging Scholarship

Bridging Scholarships are available to American undergraduates looking to study abroad in Japan for 6-12 months. Candidates must be enrolled at an American university.

Agencies Involved: United States-Japan Bridging Foundation, American Association of Teachers of Japanese

Key Dates: Application deadline is April 8, 2013 for programs beginning Fall 2013.

Scholarship Program for International Students

The Scholarship Program for International Students program is available to students studying in the Japanese region of Hadodate. The program provides the candidate with funds for up to one academic year in order to pursue study at a Hadodate institution.

Agencies Involved: City of Hokkaido

Key Dates: Application deadline early March each year for programs beginning the following April

Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students

The Honors Scholarship is available to undergraduates and graduate students looking to complete studies at Japanese institutions. Support from this program is made available for a period of 1 academic year.

Agencies Involved: Independent Administrative Institution (JAI) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Key Dates: Application deadline early March each year for programs beginning the following April

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships- Undergraduate

The Scholarship for Undergraduates provides 5-year funding for undergraduate students ages 17-21 looking to complete collegiate studies at Japanese institutions. Program runs up to 2 years.

Agencies Involved: Independent Administrative Institution (JAI) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Key Dates: Application deadline early March each year for programs beginning the following October

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships- College of

Technology Students

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships at the College of

Technology Students is a 4 year scholarship designed for students interested to study various branches of engineering such as Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, Materials and others.

Agencies Involved: Independent Administrative Institution (JAI) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Key Dates: Application deadline early March each year for programs beginning the following April

Boren Scholarships

U.S undergraduate students can apply for the Boren Scholarships to learn a foreign language and study abroad (in any country outside of USA, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Applications can be made for a summer program (minimum 8 weeks; for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- STEM students only), a semester or a full academic year. All students are expected to have a significant language component as part of their proposed study abroad. In exchange for the scholarship funding, selected candidates must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Agencies Involved: National Security Education Program (NSEP); Institute of International Education (IIE)

Key Dates: The application deadline for 2013-14 is February 13, 2013. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2013.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides 15-18 individuals each year with the ability to learn more by traveling and training. Candidates must be US citizens with Bachelor’s degree, and must not have reached their 30th birthday by the July 1 of the year they apply for the program. Applications must be endorsed by The Henry Luce Foundation. Direct applications not accepted.

Agencies Involved: The Henry Luce Foundation, The Asia Foundation

Key Dates: Program year begins with orientation in late June, then proceeds with language study in July and August. Placements start that September and run through July of the following year.

Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-Term Study In Japan)

This scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities, graduate schools, or colleges of technology under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year.

Agencies Involved: Independent Administrative Institution (JAI) Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Key Dates: Applications due early March, late May, and late September of each academic year for the following year’s program