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The application period for 2015 Japan scholarships is now closed.

Japan Scholarships

Full and Partial Scholarships for Year Programs to Japan.


The scholarship application process for the 2015 Japan scholarships is closed. Results will be announced in late October. Scholarship winners will depart on program in March 2015.

Information about the availability of these scholarships for the spring 2016 year program to Japan will be available in the summer of 2015.

Yoshi Hattori Memorial Scholarship

This full, merit-based scholarship is designed to promote intercultural understanding and peace, and was created in memory of Yoshi Hattori, an AFS Exchange Student to the U.S. from Japan who was tragically killed in 1992. One scholarship will be offered. 


Sakura Scholarship

The Sakura (cherry blossom) Scholarship is a 50%, merit- and need-based scholarship. This scholarship will cover half of the AFS-USA program fee for the high school year program to Japan. Two scholarships will be offered.

Additional Scholarships Available

Vaya a América Latina
50% merit-based scholarships for summer, semester and year programs to Argentina and Costa Rica
Viaggio Italiano
$2,000 merit-based scholarships for year programs to Italy
Cultural Explorer
Partial scholarships for year academic programs to out of the ordinary study abroad destinations
Japan Scholarships
Full and 50% scholarships for year programs
AFS Family Awards
Tuition discounts for students with certain previous connections to AFS Host Families, Volunteers, Returnees or ambulance drivers of the American Field Service.
CBYX
Full scholarships for year programs to Germany
NSLI for Youth
Full scholarships for summer and year programs to countries where critical languages are spoken
YES Abroad
Full scholarships for year programs to countries with significant Muslim populations