Japanese- Language Education Overseas

To build the foundation for promoting the understanding of Japan as well as mutual understanding between the people of Japan and people from the rest of the world, the Japan Foundation supports activities implemented by Japanese-language institutions and groups, and provides training programs in Japan for Japanese-language teachers and learners.

※We are no longer taking application for FY 2015. Information about application for FY 2016 will be available around autumn 2015.

1 Japanese-Language Native Teacher's Salary Support

This program provides grants to cover some of the expenses (such as salary, honorarium, travel expenses, etc.) incurred by Japanese language educational institutions in Japan, when employing and dispatching native Japanese language teachers to Japanese language educational institutions in South Asia, with the aim of expanding Japanese language acquisition and education overseas.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form JN-BW
Application Instruction / Application Form

2 Overseas Internship Program of Japanese-Language Education

This program is intended to support the Japanese-language education overseas through dispatching student interns who study Japanese-language education in universities and graduate schools in Japan.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Organization *
*Japanese universities and graduate schools which have Japanese-language teacher training courses.
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form JN-KR
Application Instruction / Application Form

3 Japanese-Language Education Assistant Program: J-LEAP

J-LEAP aims to strengthen and maintain the basic infrastructure of Japanese language education and the understanding of Japan in the U.S. By dispatching Japanese teaching assistants, J-LEAP endeavors to serve the needs of U.S. K-12 educational institutions seeking to strengthen their Japanese language programs.

Last updated December 2, 2014

Eligibility Area Japan / Overseas*
* Japanese nationals whose native language is Japanese from Japan and overseas.
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline January 20, 2015
Application Instruction / Application Form Application instructions and application form are available on the J-LEAP website (in Japanese only).
Reference

4 Grant Program for Japanese-Language Education Activities

This program aims to support Japanese language education activities by targeting Japanese-language teachers and students of Japanese language institutions and organizations, in countries and regions that cannot readily access direct support from the Japan Foundation overseas offices.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Countries without JF overseas offices.
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form JN-FK
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

5 Training Programs for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language(Advanced/Long-Term/Short-Term/Japanese descendants)

(1) Advanced Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This program is designed for overseas educational organizations whose teacher(s);
*require more advanced expertise and skills as teachers of the Japanese language, and
*have specific challenges they wish to address, or
*have issues they want to resolve in the teaching of the Japanese language (e.g., the development of teaching materials, teaching methods, curriculums, etc.).

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form NC-AJT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

(2) Long-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language who are early in their career with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan. A training course in the Japanese language and basic teaching methods will be conducted.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Except China
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form NC-JT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

(3) Short-Term Training Program for Foreign Teachers of the Japanese-Language

This program is designed to provide foreign teachers of the Japanese language, who have at least two years of experience in teaching the Japanese language, with an opportunity to improve their Japanese language skills and teaching methodology and to deepen their knowledge of Japan.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas*
*Except China
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form NC-JT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

(4) Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language (for Japanese descendants)

This program is designed to help improve Japanese language education for Japanese descendants in Central and South America, through providing their teachers with further knowledge on Japanese language education and honing their skills.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Central and South America
(Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Applicant Organization
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form NC-NJT
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

6 Graduate Program on Japanese Language and Culture (Master's Course)

This program is designed to provide teachers of the Japanese language working abroad and government officials who have experience in teaching the Japanese language abroad and are expected to be leaders of the academic world of Japanese language education in their own countries, with an opportunity to obtain a Master's degree in Japanese language education. This post graduate program is offered by the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form NC-GP
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference

7 Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct field work and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language.

Last updated September 24, 2014

Eligibility Area Overseas
Applicant Individual
Application Deadline December 1, 2014
Application Form KC-G
Application Instruction / Application Form
Reference
  • *Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.
  • *Please refer to FAQs for more information.

[Contact Us]

  1. (1)Applicants from outside Japan:
    Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan.
  2. (2)Applicants from within Japan:
    Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.

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