JAL Scholarship Program 2024

Deadline: 7th of February, 2024

Every year, the JAL Scholarship Program welcomes college students from Asia and Oceania to Japan to participate in seminars and cultural exchange. The Program’s initiatives aim to improve their understanding across national borders. This program also intends to create young men and women who will become future leaders in the region. Japan Airlines established the program in 1997. When the Program was formed in 1999, the JAL Foundation took over management and has been trying to improve its content year after year to meet the demands of the time. A total of 1,683 students overseas have participated in the Program so far, and many alumni are playing active role in the international community.

Online program: First 7 days

  • Participant Students will learn basic knowledge about the SDGs, the current status of global environmental issues, and examples of initiatives to solve them through lectures.
  • After listening to the presentation on the progress of the Action Plan by the 2023 Scholarship program graduates, participants will review the online training and set goals for their trip to Japan.

Real Program: Last 15 days (visit Japan)

  • Key Note Speech and lecture
    The participants will acquire and develop comprehensive knowledge and clear understanding of this program’s main theme, “Environment.
  • Fieldwork: Field Work consists of visits to various facilities, joint field surveys with Japanese students, and interviews with local people. We will provide participants with chances to visit actual field site so that they can increase their awareness of Japan.
  • Group discussion, Group presentation (Action plan)
    The participants will be divided into groups mixed with Japanese students and make action plans based on their knowledge and experience gained during the program, such as online programs, lectures, fieldwork, etc. A Group Presentation (Action Plan) will be held at last part in Tokyo. The participants can organize the contents of the scholarship program by coming up with an “Action Plan”, which can lead to future activities.


The following expenses, not including participant’s personal expenses (e.g. telephone and souvenirs), will be paid by the JAL Foundation and supporting organizations.

  • Economy class airfare on Japan Airlines between Tokyo and the airport nearest to the participant student’s residence served by JAL.
  • All transportation in Japan during the official program, including domestic air to cities outside Tokyo.
  • ALL accommodations and meals (or as a per diem).
  • Travelers’ accident insurance.


  • Have an interest in SDGs and environmental issues. (Knowledge level does not matter)
  • Be age 20 to 25 years old when the program commences.
  • Be a citizen of the country/region which he or she is applying for the program from and must be either an undergraduate or postgraduate student in that country/region.
  • In principle, have a command of Japanese equivalent to or above Japanese Proficiency Test Level-N2. (All the lectures and discussions will be prepared and conducted in Japanese) Note: However, we will take into account the regional issued and regional disparity on level of students studying Japanese. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require information or if there are any difficulties.
  • Be able to comply with the rules, participate in all programs, and actively cooperate in the operation of the program.
  • Be able to submit a pre-program assignment prior to the start of the program and a post-program report by the specified deadline.
  • When coming to Japan and returning to Japan, the participants must take a flight designated by the JAL Foundation. (Any changes in the date or flight for personal reasons will not be accepted).

Eligible Regions: South Korea, Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hong kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Ho Chi Minh City, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, Guam.




  • Eligible candidates should apply through the organisation’s official web portal with the necessary documents. The web portal can be accessed by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below.

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