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Japan Scholarships

Full and Partial Scholarships for Year Programs to Japan

The scholarship application process for Spring 2016 is now closed. Results will be announced in early October. Information about scholarship applications for Spring 2017 Japan programs will be available in the summer of 2016.

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

Japan Scholarships
Available Now! Full and 50% scholarships for year programs.
Vaya a América Latina
Available Now! $3,000 scholarships for year and semester programs to Latin American destinations.
Viaggio Italiano
Available Now! $2,000 scholarships for year or semester programs to Italy.
Cultural Explorer
Partial scholarships for year academic programs departing in the fall to out of the ordinary destinations.
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