Application is now open for the AFS Japan Exchange Program for Pakistani Students 2019. The fully funded exchange program for the current high school students FSc, A Levels, O levels students to experience High School in Japan. The duration of the fully funded scholarship for Pakistani students in Japan is 6 Months.

AFS Japan KAKEHASHI program gives you a chance to represent Pakistan among 1,000 Asian students. Three students this year from Pakistan will receive a fully funded scholarship to study in Japan for 6 months starting August 2019 to March 2020 as an exchange student.

The Japan Exchange Program is similar to other exchange programs such as Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program and US Summer Sisters Exchange Program. It provides the same benefits to students that these programs do.

AFS Japan Exchange Program Details:

Host Country:

  • Japan

Program Duration:

  • 6 Months

Program Dates:

  • August, 2019 – February 2020 (Program end date is subject to change)

Scholarship Value:

  • AFS Japan Scholarship 2019 is fully funded. It will cover all the cost of the program of the selected students from Pakistan.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pakistani High school (9th or 10th class) or FSc or A , O levels current students,
  • Age between 14-17. The exact age bracket is for students born between 02 April 2001 to 01 April 2004). 

How to Apply for AFS Japan Exchange Program 2019 for Pakistani Students?

  1. Sign up on Learn Smart Pakistan 
  2. Complete your profile
  3. Go to rewards section and select “AFS Kakehashi Japan Scholarship”
  4. Redeem it for 100 Honey Coins
  5. Once you have successfully redeem it, you will receive the link to registration form the next day on your email.

**Please make sure to enter your correct email address while creating new account. For the existing LSP users, please make sure to enter the email address in the ‘Home Address’ field while redeeming this reward.**
Test will be conducted on LSP with your own usernames and passwords so make sure your account is active.

Selection Process:

If you meet the eligibility criteria (willingness to travel unaccompanied on said dates, fall within the age limit (Date of birth between 2 April 2001 to 1 April 2004), willing to learn Japanese, highly motivated and academically high achiever), you will receive an email by 4th March, 2019 containing the details for your online test on Learn Smart Pakistan.

Please note that the deadline for submitting the online test will be within 2 days of receiving the email containing instructions for test. The Selection Committee will only consider scores for the first attempt of the online test to award the final decision regarding students progressing to the next round. Scores for subsequent attempts will not be counted.

  1. Only 30 students who get top scores in the online test will be shortlisted for the interview stage. If you are selected, Learn Smart Pakistan’s representatives will get in touch with you by 13th March, 2019 to share details of the interview.
  2. Only 10 students will progress to the next level which would be a final Skype interview with the AFS region coordinators. 
  3. Only 3 students will get the scholarship and will be notified accordingly along with next steps.

Haven’t registered yet?

Registrations are open till midnight of 1st March 2019 so hurry up and apply now!

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for AFS Japan Exchange Program for Pakistani Students is 01 March, 2019.