Asia Kakehashi Project 2021

    From the year 2018 to 2023, the government of Japan provides scholarship for Asian high school students who demonstrate strong potential of leadership to act as a bridge between Japan and their country. Participants will be funded to live and study in Japan for 8 months starting from August 2021.

For the year 2021, 250 students will be provided this Japanese government scholarship.

Nourish global competence of Japanese high school students through intercultural experiences without going abroad
・Asian high school students to experience living Japanese education and culture
・Building high school students’ network among Asia
・Develop the leaders for our “future Asia”

Countries to be invited: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Duration: August 2021 – March 2022

Fees: Sponsored by the Government of Japan
Eligibility: To be eligible for a 2021 Asia KakehashiProject scholarship, candidates must:
  • be between 15 and 18 years of age (born after April 2nd of 2003 and before April 1st 2006)
  • obtained minimum of 60% marks in all subjects for the past 2 years
  • be a Japanese language learner and willing to learn the language and the culture of Japan
  • demonstrate strong potential of leadership to act as a bridge between the sending country/region and Japan during and after the program
  • not have participated in the Asia Kakehashi Program before
  • Priority will be given to students of families with low incomes

Application: Submit inquiries through AFS website

Enquiry: Please contact AFS India about the program and application
AFS India
Address: Anand Bhawan, 12, Hailey Road, New Deihi-11001
Tel: +91 8586925134 and +91 9811770369