Fulbright International Education Administrator Award

U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Award


Application Deadline
Friday, November 1, 2024
Award Code
Activity Type
Opportunities for international education professionals and senior higher education officials to engage in a two-week intensive seminar to learn about the host country’s education system and establish networks. This is the activity that corresponds with the Fulbright International Education Administrator Award
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile
Higher Education Administrators and Executives
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of administrators or executives with a focus on the international dimensions of their campuses.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
June 2025
Award Length
2 weeks
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Participate in a two-week group seminar
Fulbright Scholar Program's primary purpose

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation.

Award Activity

Participate in a two-week group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Japan's higher education system, society and culture. The seminar consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with select government officials, and meetings with Japanese international education professionals.

Locations Detail

Tokyo and one or two other cities in Japan.

Award Length and Period

Two weeks

June 2025(Tentative)

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Dual citizens of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation should not be sought.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient
Additional Qualification Information

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • International education administrators (for example, foreign student advisors, study abroad advisors and foreign student admission officers) or
  • Senior-level university administrators whose current role includes a substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions


  • Affiliated with a two- or four-year college, university or a nonprofit international education exchange organization;
  • Minimum of five years of full time work experience in the field of international education at the time of application.

Preference given to applicants:

  • Without significant professional visits to Japan in the last five years; and
  • Who indicate an institutional interest in increasing the number of Japanese students on their campus

Directors of English language programs and instructors in such programs are not eligible.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate that these criteria have been met (in the curriculum vitae/resume and/or the project statement) in order to be considered eligible. Applicant's institutional statement should include the number of Japanese students currently on home institution campus.

This award is considered an institutional capacity building grant. Applicants are encouraged to consider the needs of their home institution, and how the institution will benefit from this seminar--this can include sharing knowledge and demonstrated commitment to the long-term process of facilitating and building exchange opportunities with institutions in Japan.

Additional Comments

The seminar is not intended to be a vehicle for initiating or implementing a U.S. institution's linkage program or student recruitment. Because the seminar has an intensive, physically demanding, pre-arranged itinerary and schedule, little time is available for individual/personal activities or appointments unless undertaken at the conclusion of the seminar at the grantee's expense. Full-time participation is required of the grantee.

Applicants from two-year colleges should be aware that the itinerary in Japan does not include visits to two-year institutions.

Participants will be asked to submit an evaluation at the end of their seminar.

Accompanying dependents are not permitted.

Award Allowances

Grantees receive round-trip travel and a per diem (20,000 yen: approximately $150) that includes meals and lodging.

Do you offer additional dependent benefits


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

The third largest economy on Earth and Asia’s most prosperous democracy, Japan is home to world-leading universities and research institutions that have produced countless scholars of global distinction, along with cutting-edge innovations that have improved the lives of all.

Since 1952, generations of American Fulbrighters have immersed themselves to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and society that make Japan one of the most fascinating civilizations in history, as well as the most indispensable partner nation for the United States today.

Visiting scholars enjoy unsurpassed freedom to interact with the people and the land, to experience the beauty of four distinct seasons, and to appreciate the daily contrasts between ancient tradition and cosmopolitan modernity.    

The academic year for Japan's approximately 800 universities typically commences in April, but there are an increasing number of programs that align closer to the U.S. school calendar.

More information on programs for Japan can be found on the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission website. 

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