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Language Training for Specialists


[Updated on September 27, 2022]

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Apply through the Online Application Portal by 12 noon, December 2, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

IMPORTANT: Applications for the 2023-2024 grant round MUST use the 2023-2024 forms. 

Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields
This program is an intensive residential Japanese-language training course designed for specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum and gallery curators, etc.) who need a good command of the Japanese language to conduct fieldwork and research.


Who is eligible for this grant?

People of the following professions can apply for this grant, librarians, curators, post graduate students, scholars and researchers.

I am not fluent in Japanese. Am I eligible for this program?

Yes. To be successful you only have to have the equivalent proficiency of Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at the time of your application.

Other Japanese Language grants
Other grants offered by The Japan Foundation

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