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Japan America Student Conference Scholarships

CJS offers 2023 JASC Scholarships

JASC Application Deadline: December 24, 2022 | CJS Scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2022

The Center for Japanese Studies grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan.

The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is a student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. Today, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan are competitively selected each year to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. JASC alternates its host country every year, emphasizing the personal connections between two distinct cultures gathered together in one place.

The 75th JASC Conference will take place in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nagasaki from August 2 to August 26, 2023. There is an American orientation that will take place from July 30 to August 2 in Los Angeles, California, before traveling to Kyoto on August 2.

For the JASC program, see: http://www.iscdc.org/. To apply, please see https://linktr.ee/jasc75. The deadline to apply to JASC is December 24, 2022, and applications should be submitted directly to JASC in Washington D.C.

Thanks to a generous donor gift, CJS offers two scholarships in the amount of $3,500 each to UC Berkeley applicants. To apply for the CJS scholarships, students should submit a screenshot of their JASC application by e-mail (PDF format preferred) to the Center for Japanese Studies by December 31, 2022.

Scholarship applications must include all components of the online JASC application

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Application statement (full description of your answer to Written Question #1: Why Do You Want To Attend JASC 75?)

Please send scholarship applications by email to cjs@berkeley.edu.

For more details contact CJS (cjs@berkeley.edu / 510-642-3156).