Program Guidelines

The Japan Foundation has published the program guidelines for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018).

The Japan Foundation carries out programs and activities in the following three major categories:

I Arts and Cultural Exchange
II Japanese-Language Education Overseas
III Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

List of programs, application forms and program guideline PDFs:


If you are unable to access these digital files, please contact The Japan Foundation, Toronto at or (416) 966-1600 (or contact the Japan Foundation office closest to you) and request to have a copy delivered by mail.

How to Apply

1) Contact the Japan Foundation, Toronto or the nearest diplomatic mission to clarify your eligibility. (Even if you are certain of your eligibility, it is helpful to let the office know that you are planning to submit an application.)

2) Download application from this website or request that a copy be mailed to you from the Japan Foundation, Toronto. Fill out the application and submit by its specific deadline.

3) The application results for most programs administered by Japan Foundation Headquarters will be sent to you by mail in April 2017.