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Fellowships, Study Abroad, and Other Opportunities

There are many fellowships, study abroad, employment, internship, and other opportunities available in Japan, for everyone from students to educators. Please take a look at some of the available opportunities. If the deadline for an opportunity has passed, we will update it with information for the next year as soon as we receive it.

Graduates and Undergraduates!
The following is a list of some Japanese and Japan related programs that we recommend you take a look at: Opportunities List

For those interested in study abroad programs: you may also want to see the OSU Office of International Affairs page on study abroad programs available through OSU.

Note: Please be aware that the eligibility requirements listed on this page are only brief summaries for the purpose of making it quick and easy to determine which opportunities one may be eligible, and those for which one is not eligible. For exact eligibility requirements for each opportunity, see the detailed information page for that opportunity.

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Fellowships
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
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International Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Research Fellow
Visiting Research Scholar Visiting Research Scholar carries out his/her individual research, contribute at least one article to periodical publications (For those who arrive Japan between April 1 and September 30: August 1 of the previous year of the research year) Research period of three months to one year

Aug 1, 2012Students
OSU
The Mike Mansfield Fellowships
The Mansfield Fellowship Program—named after Mike Mansfield, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman from Montana—is a first-of-its-kind program for both the United States and Japan.

Apr 1, 2012Other
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International Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Research Fellow
Visiting Research Scholar carries out his/her individual research, contribute at least one article to periodical publications. (For those who arrive Japan between September 1 and November 30: deadline is April 1 of the research year)

Apr 1, 2012Students
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Daniel G. Amstutz International Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad
Provides scholarship support to undergraduate or graduate student taking coursework in international trade, or conducting research or participation in an internship with an international trade business. Must be in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the Fisher College of Business, or College of Humanities.

Mar 15, 2012Students
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Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarships
Annual awards for graduate/professional students at the Ohio State University active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace.

Mar 5, 2012Students
OSU
Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship
Summer 2011 and Academic Year 2011-2012 Programs Provide study abroad scholarships to students who are currently enrolled at The Ohio State University

Mar 5, 2012Students
OSU
Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship
The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship was established September 1, 1999 to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved quarter/summer-long study abroad programs. For SUMMER 2012 or ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 programs

Mar 5, 2012Students
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Endowed Fund for Short-Term Study Abroad
Summer Semester 2012 or Academic Year 2012-2013 programs The award is to be used to provide financial support to students who will enhance their educational experience through participation in Ohio State short-term study abroad programs.

Mar 5, 2012Students
OSU
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
Fall Semester Academic Year Summer Intensive Language Environmental Sciences in Japan (ESJ

Mar 2, 2012Students
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Japan Center for Michigan Universities
May Short Courses Summer Internship Program Comparative Health Care (CHC) Hospitality Business and Tourism (HBT)

Feb 10, 2012Students
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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.

Feb 10, 2012Students
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The UNC Tokyo Summer Program in Japanese Language and Culture
The program will be based at the IES Center in Tokyo, Japan. IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is a global, non-profit organization based in Chicago with nearly 30 programs in 15 countries. Since 1950, IES has provided students and U.S. colleges and universities with high-quality academic study abroad programs that foster intercultural development. Program dates are generally as follows: Summer - Early June to Late July *Students will be in classes with other program participants. All courses are taught in Japanese.

Feb 9, 2012Students
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Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
MUST be a college sophomore, 3.2 gpa or higher, background in leadership roles Award covers full tuition and fees, books, a stipend, one tround-trip travel during jr. and sr. years of college, paid state dept. summer internships in Washington and overseas

Feb 3, 2012Students
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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of Secretary Rice and Congressman Rangel to create an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people.

Jan 20, 2012Students
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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their careers.

Dec 30, 2011Other
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Suzuka English Fellow Program
One year program, one year renewal possible (starting 8/1) U.S. citizen & native speaker of English, know spoken English and written grammar, Hold B.A. or B.S. (or higher) before program starting date.

Dec 20, 2011Students
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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program
PhD in Economics at N. American University One round-trip airfare, full university tuition and fees, medical insurances, books, living allowances

Dec 10, 2011Students
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Nambu Foundation 2012 Summer Internship Program in Japan
Interns will receive 160,000 yen/mth as allowance plus accommodations in dormitory, commuting expenses, round-trip economy airfare between the U.S. and Japan up to $1,000 also reimbursed. Candidates must be highly proficient in the Japanese language and must be currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student. [all information on the website is valid, but application due date is Nov 30]

Nov 30, 2011Students
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Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship
The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship was established September 1, 1999 to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved quarter/summer-long study abroad programs. For WINTER 2012, SPRING 2012, and SPRING SEMESTER 2012 programs

Oct 24, 2011Students
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Japan Center for Michigan Universities
JCMU offers a variety of programs throughout the year, as well as hosts a number of Study Abroad programs from American universities during the May Short Course Program. Information on these programs can be found here.

Sept 16, 2011Students
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International Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Research Fellow
Visiting Research Scholar Visiting Research Scholar carries out his/her individual research, contribute at least one article to periodical publications (For those who arrive Japan between April 1 and September 30: August 1 of the previous year of the research year) Research period of three months to one year

Aug 1, 2011Students
Non-
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JTG Scholarship in Scientific and Technical Translation or Interpretation
Be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 3.00 overall and a 3.50 in translation and interpretation related courses

Jun 4, 2011Students
Non-
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Japanese Study Abroad Program in Kobe
Intermediate/advanced language instruction and introduction to Japanese culture. Open to undergraduate or graduate students with 2 1/2 years of language or equivalent. Every Other Year [Spring]

UnspecifiedStudents
Non-
OSU
Wolf Study Abroad
Summer 2011 or Academic Year 2011-2012 To enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved quarter/summer-long study abroad programs.

Mar 7, 2011Students
Non-
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Monbukagakusho Scholarships
Monbukagakusho , the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) offers five different scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan.

VariesStudents
Non-
OSU
Interdisciplinary Lectures, Seminars and Conferences on International Themes
The Office of International Affairs is awarding grants up to $5,000 to support interdisciplinary lectures, seminar series, or conferences on topics relevant to areas of the world outside the United States.

Rolling AdmissionsK-12
Non-
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Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies
Advanced Research Fellowships available to social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthrophology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology.

Jan 4, 2010Students
Non-
OSU
Bridging Scholarships
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 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Contributors to the scholarship fund include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, The Freeman Foundation, JCC Fund, JP Morgan, Japan-US Friendship Commission, Lockheed Martin, McDonalds Japan, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Nomura Holding America, Shinsei Bank, Temple University - Japan Campus, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Mr. Masamoto Yashiro.

Oct 6, 2009Students
Non-
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CIC Foreign Language Scholarship (FLEP)
The CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) provides scholarships to help graduate students take advantage of language offerings not available at their home university, but available at another CIC member university. Scholarships are intended to cover living expenses incurred while attending another CIC host institution during the summer session.

Feb 13, 2009Students

Study Abroad Opportunities
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
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Summer Courses in Japanese
Summer Courses in Japanese (SCJ) at International Christian University (ICU) is an intensive six-week program. that aims to provide a stimulating environment in which university/college students may increase their understanding of the Japanese Language and culture. In the classroom, the language laboratory, as well as in their daily life, students will have opportunities to improve their language skills and to develop confidence in intercultural communication. This program offers a direct encounter with Japan, its language and people.

Mar 23, 2012Students
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Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Exchange - Rikkyo University
Particiapte in a study abroad opportunity through Fisher College of Business at Rikkyo University (located in Tokyo, Japan). This is for business majors only. Will take place AUTUMN SEMESTER 2012.

Jan 6, 2012Students
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Fisher College of Business Graduate Exchange - Keio University
Participate in a study abroad opportunity through Fisher College of Busenss at Keio University (Located in Tokyo, Japan). This is for business majors only. Will take place AUTUMN SEMESTER 2012

Jan 6, 2012Students
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International Exchange Program - Nanzan University
One exchange student is selected each year to participate in this exchange program with Nanzan University in Nagoya. Students may register for any course offered by the Center for Japanese Studies.

Nov 1, 2011Students
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International Exchange Program - Waseda University
One to three exchange students are selected each year to participate in this exchange program with Waseda University in Tokyo. Students may register for any course offered by the International Division Program.

Nov 1, 2011Students
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International Exchange Program - International Christian University
Two students are admitted to this exchange program with the International Christian University in Mitaka, just outside of Tokyo. The duration of the program is one academic year. This exchange program gives the participants from OSU the opportunity to experience Japanese culture and study the Japanese language in a supportive environment.

Nov 1, 2011Students
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International Exchange Program - University of Tsukuba
One or two exchange students are selected each year to participate in this exchange program with the University of Tsukuba. Students may register for any course offered.

Nov 1, 2011Students
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International Exchange Program - Hokkaido University
This is an international exchange program based on an agreement between The Ohio State University and Hokkaido University. One exchange student is selected each year to participate in this program.

Nov 1, 2011Students
OSU
Tenri University
Two students are admitted to this exchange program with Tenri University in Nara, one hour away, by train, from Osaka and Kyoto and two hours away, by train, from Kobe. The duration of the program is one academic year. This exchange program gives the participants from OSU the opportunity to experience Japanese culture and study the Japanese language in a supportive environment.

Nov 1, 2011Students
OSU
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 273,500 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.

Oct 17, 2011Students
Non-
OSU
Summer Session in Asian Studies at Sophia University
The Summer Session is the oldest and most extensive of summer sessions in Japan. Though classes are also attended by students of Sophia's Faculty of Liberal Arts (Faculty of Comparative Culture), the majority of students come from abroad.

Jun 20, 2011Students
Non-
OSU
Japanese Language and Culture Program
The HIF Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is a university level intensive summer course that focuses on proficiency-oriented instruction. The program aims to help participants acquire or improve communication skills in the Japanese language.

Feb 11, 2011Students
Non-
OSU
The Reitaku Foundation of America Scholarship Program
The Reitaku Foundation of America is offering two undergraduate Scholarships for study at Reitaku University near Tokyo, Japan (www.reitaku-u.ac.jp)

VariesStudents
Non-
OSU
Temple University Japan
At Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), you will have a unique educational experience right in the heart of Tokyo. Learn Japanese culture, experience the urban life in Tokyo, and earn the same degrees and credits as at a university that is among America's best.

VariesStudents
Non-
OSU
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University- Summer Gateway Program
APU, your gateway to Asia and the Pacific.

Mar 15, 2010Students
Non-
OSU
Graduate Studies at the International University of Japan (IUJ)
The International University of Japan offers graduate studies in International Relations, International Development, Business Administration (MBA), and E-Business Management. Its campus is located in Niigata, and is an ideal place to learn from each other and from a talented and diverse international faculty.

Feb 19, 2010Students
Non-
OSU
Youth for Understanding
American Overseas programs offer US high school students and recent graduates the opportunity to experience the world firsthand. By going abroad with YFU USA, you will live in a totally new culture - not as a tourist - but as a member of a family. Choose from over 100 programs in more than 30 countries to learn a new language and global perspective while on an academic year, academic semester, or summer program.

VariesK-12
Non-
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Bridging Scholarships Fall 2009
Scholarship opportunity given to 100 American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Stipend can be allocated to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Oct 6, 2009Students

Employment & Research Opportunities
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
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International Research Center for Japanese Studies - Visiting Research Scholar
In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars.

Nov 30, 2011Researchers

Internship Opportunities
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
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Ohio-Saitama Summer Internship Program
This summer internship program with Japanese firms in Saitama, Japan. The program is offered in conjunction with the sister-state agreement between Ohio and Saitama prefecture. Undergraduate or graduate students in Ohio colleges and universities who have an interest in Japanese business and culture and have studied at least three years of Japanese language are invited to apply.

Feb 10, 2012Students
OSU
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan.

Dec 1, 2011Other
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OSU-Ichimiya Group Internship Program
The OSU-Ichimiya Group Internship Program provides and opportunity to directly experience the day-to-day operations of a Japanese company as an intern. The program term is either six months or one year.

PendingStudents

Study in the U.S. Opportunities
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
Non-
OSU
Summer Intensive Language Program at Beloit
4.5 week or 9 week courses designed to immerse you in the language of your choice with high-level instruction and quality resources.

Rolling AdmissionsStudents
Non-
OSU
Master's Program in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies is the Center's unique evening graduate program focusing on China, Japan, and Korea, and offering a time- and money-saving Concurrent MBA option. Expert instruction, small class size, financial aid... Apply year-round for Fall or Spring entry.

VariesStudents
Non-
OSU
A Semester ALMOST Abroad at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
A semester or year at the University of Hawai`i will be an experience you’ll never forget! Choose from an unparalleled array of courses on Asia, Hawai`i, and the Pacific in the arts, sciences, or business while living in a vibrant multi-cultural community. If you would like the opportunity to explore diverse cultures, study extraordinary courses, and live on a tropical island of unsurpassed natural beauty, A Semester ALMOST Abroad may be right for you.

VariesStudents
Non-
OSU
Summer Programs East Asian Concentration at the Ohio State University
SPEAC, Summer Programs East Asian Concentration, are offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL), in cooperation with the OSU National East Asian Language Resource Center (NEALRC), to accelerate your learning in: Chinese Language, Japanese Language, Teaching Chinese, and Teaching Japanese.

Mar 20, 2009Students

Other Opportunities
SummaryDeadlineEligibility
Non-
OSU
Student Translation Award
The American Translators Association (ATA) will award a grant-in-aid to a student for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project.

Jun 30, 2011Students
Non-
OSU
Keizai Koho Teacher Fellowship 2010
The fellowship is open to 15 educators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.

Passed for 2016Teachers
Non-
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Japan-America Student Conference
Students redefining their role through insight and action.

Passed for 2016Students
Non-
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Elgin Heinz Oustanding Teacher Awards - 2008

Dec 15, 2009Teachers
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Japanese Language Speech Contest
Wild about the Japanese language or just enjoy a good challenge?
The Japanese Language Speech Contest is the place for you to be!
Meet others who are learning and who are interested in Japan!
Win Prizes! Categories for both high school and college students.

Oct 23, 2009Students
OSU
Graduate Student Dissertation/MA Thesis Research Travel Grants
The Office of International Affairs will make available funding to support international travel for: (1) pre-dissertation preliminary research; (2) doctoral dissertation research; and (3) research necessary to complete a Masters thesis (for students in those units where the Masters is typically the terminal degree).

PendingStudents
Non-
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Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments.

Oct 19, 2009Teachers
Non-
OSU
Reischauer Scholars Program - Virtual "Study Abroad in Japan"
Designed for juniors and seniors in high school, this is an intensive, Internet-mediated course consisting of 10 virtual classes that provide students with a broad overview of Japanese history, literature, religion, art, politics and economics, with a special focus on the U.S.-Japan relationship. The program will select 25 exceptional junior and senior high school students from throughout the United States.

Oct 16, 2009K-12
Non-
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Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Aug 5, 2009Teachers
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The Phyllis Krumm Memorial International Scholarship
This is awarded to graduate students who are planning to research or study in a European country or in China. Students must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and an appropriate background for research or study in Europe or China (including the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, and/or Taiwan).

Feb 13, 2009Students
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Faculty International Travel Grants
The Office of International Affairs is soliciting applications from faculty who are proposing to (1) collaborate with foreign scholars in preparing a research grant proposal, (2) participate in a faculty-exchange program, (3) develop agreements linking OSU to major foreign institutions, or (4)complete a manuscript jointly authored with a foreign based scholar.

Jan 16, 2009Teachers

 

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