Scholarship Detail

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Program Information

Deadline Month: November
Application Deadline Dates: TBD
Award Amount: salary+ travel
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, sponsored by the Japanese government, is seeking college graduates (BA/BS by 1 July) from all majors for one-year positions in Japan. Participants serve as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR). Japanese language ability is NOT necessary for ALTs.
Type: Internship Program
Application Available: Organization Website, Organization Address or Phone

Eligibility Requirements

Class Level: Senior, Graduate Student
Area of Study: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Application Form: Yes
Restricted: Less than age 40 as of April 2010
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Other Requirements:
CIR applicants must have a functional command of the Japanese language.

Submission Requirements

Application Form: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Transcript Description: All Colleges Attended
Letters of Rec: Yes
Letters of Rec Detail: 2
Resume: No
Personal Essay: Yes
Personal Essay Notes: Two-page statement of purpose
Project Proposal: No
Financial Aid: No
Institutional Endorsement: No
Other Submission Requirements: Yes
Other Submission Requirements Notes: Verification of graduation date and current enrollment status. A Self-Assessment Medical Form is also required.

Further Information

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
Consulate General of Japan
50 Fremont St., Suite 2200
CA , 94 105