Asia Kakehashi Scholarship in Japan 2025 for International Students

If you’re an Asian high school student eager to explore the vibrant culture and educational environment of Japan, the Asia Kakehashi program is a remarkable opportunity that awaits you in the 2025-2026 academic year. This scholarship program, facilitated by AFS Intercultural Programs, aims to enhance your global competence through a full immersion in Japan.

What You Will Gain in Japan

During your time in Japan, you will attend a local high school, where you’ll experience Japanese academic rigor and can join various cultural and sports clubs. This will not only improve your Japanese language skills but also give you a firsthand understanding of Japan’s rich culture and traditions.

You’ll either live with a host family or in a dormitory, which provide you a unique chance to integrate into Japanese daily life and build long lasting friendships.

Eligibility Criteria for Asia Kakehashi program

To be eligible for the Asia Kakehashi program in year 2025-2026, applicants must:

  • Be between 15 to 18 years old by the time of the program start.
  • Demonstrate high motivation and academic achievement.
  • Have some knowledge of the Japanese language or be willing to learn before the program starts.
  • Be ready to travel abroad on your own​​.

Application Process for Scholarship in Japan

If you want to apply in academic year 2025-2026, interested students need to check the specific application process from their respective countries, as these details can vary. Generally, the process includes submitting an application through the AFS website of the student’s home country, followed by a selection process that may involve interviews and language tests.

Application Deadline

The application deadlines for the Asia Kakehashi program vary depending on the participant’s home country. Prospective applicants should visit their local AFS website or contact the nearest AFS office for the most accurate and relevant information. For the 2025-2026 batch, students should start preparing their applications well in advance of the program start dates, which typically begin in April 2025.

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