Kakehashi Scholarship for High School Students to Study in Japan [Aug 22-Feb 16]: Applications Open

Kakehashi program in Japan by AFS  is a new study abroad scholarship program for Asian high-schoolers interested in building their global competence.
Grow your global competence and become a future leader by spending an exciting semester studying abroad in Japan! Whether you get to live with a host family or in a dorm, you will attend a Japanese high school and make friends with your Japanese peers. All this will help you improve your Japanese speaking skills, your academic prospects, and your intercultural fluency.
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.


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.

Application deadline depends on the country you are coming from.
Please this form to find exact deadline.
The program starts on 22 August 2018 and ends on 16 February 2019.


Your scholarship covers the AFS program fee, domestic and international airfares, and all program costs.
Expenses not covered by the scholarship include, but are not limited, to:

  • Vaccinations, immunizations, and other disease-preventing medications (i.e. malaria)
  • Travel expenses to the regional consulate to obtain a visa
  • Additional spending money
  • Checked luggage fees

Students who are selected for the Kakehashi program will stay in dorms or with host families. Participants will not be able to choose the type of placement. Temporary host families during holidays and vacations will be provided to participants who are placed in dorms.
Talented young people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply!


To speak with an AFS Intercultural Programs India Representative, call +91-11-42512498 or 41501672 or 41540827

For official website link, click here.


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