Call for applications for the Fully Funded Exchange Program High School, FSc, A Levels, O levels students to experience high school in Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe created the initiative to strengthen relations between Japan and the rest of Asia. The program, called Kakehashi (Japanese for “building bridges”), will provide full scholarships for 1,000 Asian high school students to study in Japan’s public and private high schools over the next five years. Together with 40,000 Japanese teens, these students will improve their global competence skills and learn more about each other’s countries.

AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

Host Country:
  • Japan
Host Organisation:
  • AFS Intercultural Programs 
Funded By:
  • AFS Japan has been appointed by the national Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to run the Kakehashi project, focused on facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding between teenagers in Japan and 20 other Asian countries. This government-sponsored program will provide full scholarships for 1,000 Asian high school students to study in Japan’s public high schools over the next five years. Together with 40,000 of their Japanese peers, these students will develop greater global competence and understanding of each other’s countries.
Program Duration:
  • 6 Months
Program Dates: 
  • Aug. 22, 2018 – Feb.16, 2019 (Program end date is subject to change)

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Scholarship Value:
  • Your scholarship covers the AFS program fee, domestic and international airfares, and all program costs.
Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility Criteria of Fully Funded Exchange Program High School, FSc, A Levels, O levels students in Japan is given below:

For the 2018 Kakehashi program, AFS is identifying and selecting scholarship recipients from 20 Asian countries. AFS organizations from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand will identify and select students from their countries as well as from countries where there is no AFS office. Please use the form below to apply for the program.

Students interested in the Kakehashi program should meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 17 years of age
  • Highly academically motivated, high-achievers
  • In need of financial support to study
  • Learners of Japanese, or willing to learn some Japanese before the program
  • Be able and willing to travel unaccompanied abroad.
How to Apply:

For the 2018 Kakehashi program, AFS is identifying and selecting scholarship recipients from 20 Asian countries. AFS organizations from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand will identify and select students from their countries as well as from countries where there is no AFS office. Please fill out the inquiry form below to begin your application.

Application Deadline:
  • The application deadline of for Pakistan is May 22nd, 2018. 

Application deadline for this Fully Funded Exchange Program depends on the country you are coming from. Please fill out the form below to find exact deadlines for your country.

 

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