Undergraduate Student Funding


The 2020 Program Application Period is Now Open!

Japan America Student Conference Scholarships

CJS offers 2020 JASC Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2020

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 72nd JASC Conference will take place in Los Angeles, CA, Tucson, AZ, and Indiana from July 24 - August 17, 2020.

For the JASC program and application materials, see: http://www.iscdc.org/. The deadline to apply to JASC is February 1, 2020, and applications should be submitted directly to JASC in Washington D.C.

Thanks to a recent donor gift, CJS offers two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to UC Berkeley applicants. To apply for the CJS scholarships, students should submit a copy of their JASC application by e-mail (PDF format preferred) to the Center for Japanese Studies by February 1, 2020.

Scholarship applications must include all components of the online JASC application:

  • A personal statement
  • A statement of purpose
  • Round table selection
  • Resume
  • Additional information (optional)
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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

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