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Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.


Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Scholarship


Eligible Countries


Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.





Scholarship Amount

This is a full scholarship.


  • Up to three full scholarships for children of employees of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Parent must be employed full-time with Mitsubishi for at least one year prior to application deadline. Parent must also be employed full time with Mitsubishi at the time students are notified of award.

  • Only U.S. citizens or students with permanent U.S. residency may apply.

  • Previous recipients are not eligible.

  • Students who are interested in Japanese culture, language, and people.

Age Requirements

Applicant must meet the age requirements listed on the Japan country page.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • Host Family Letter

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • Application Fees $37.50 (non-refundable)

  • Health Certificate

  • Parent-Student Agreement

  • 5 Candid Photos

  • 1 Passport Photo

Scholarship Covers:

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Round-trip domestic travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family, generally in and around Hiroshima.

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Three-day Japan specific orientation at the beginning of the program

  • 24/7 Support services in host country

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, scholarship winners are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide an essay and photos detailing their exchange experience to their scholarship sponsor. At least one photo must be with the host family.

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2019 Mitsubishi Electric Scholarship winner Ashley Lowery (far left) with her host family in Japan


  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Students may not miss orientation or arrive late in Japan. Additionally, students may not schedule to leave the program early or extend their stay in Japan. All students must fly to and from Japan together.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

  • The goal of the Mitsubishi Electric Scholarship Program is for students to learn and understand the real meaning of global acceptance


If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.