KCP Scholarship

Financial aid from KCP for study in Japan.

KCP International announces the availability of a KCP scholarship to eligible students. These merit-based scholarships are offered to students whose housing, whether homestay or dormitory, is arranged by KCP, and who are enrolling in the KCP program for academic credit. This scholarship can be applied to our regular term (semester), extended programs, or summer short-term program. It is not currently applicable to our summer 4-week language and pop culture program.

If you attend one of our sponsor or affiliate schools (Western Washington University, University of Idaho, Lincoln University, Idaho State University, The College of New Jersey, Elizabethtown College, New Mexico State University, Cleveland State University, or Missouri State University), the award is $500.  If you attend a different school and are enrolling through one of our sponsor schools, or if you are a college student and applying directly to KCP as a direct-enroll student, the award is $250.

The scholarship is awarded to three students each term who meet the award criteria and eligibility, and on a first come, first serve basis.  KCP reserves the right to terminate this scholarship program at any time.


  • Matriculated college student
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status (based on your university’s credit requirements)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • One year of college-level Japanese language, with 3.5 GPA average in those courses.

Note: Students enrolled in an affiliate school of the College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS) and whose schools do not offer Japanese, agree to memorize the basic and modified hiragana and katakana before attending. Our KCP Student Life site has a hiragana-katakana tutorial. This exception is available only for students enrolled in a CCIS affiliate who apply through Lincoln University. These students will receive a $250 scholarship.


To be considered, you must submit your scholarship application after you have applied to KCP and been accepted. Then, as you enroll, or register, in KCP, submit the scholarship application with the print portion of your registration.


Download the KCP Scholarship Application (PDF)


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