The Japanese Graduate Student Association in the United States (JGSAU) is an all-volunteer organization that serves the community of Japanese graduate students who are going to attain academic degrees in the US or some other countries. (Because of the historical reasons, we currently call ourselves as The Japanese Graduate Student Association “in the United States.” However, a significant proportion of us is studying in the other countries.) All of the board members of JGSAU are either pursuing some academic degrees in non-Japanese universities or already given such diploma and working all over the world.

Every year, supported by the embassy of the United States in Japan and the Funai Foundation for Information Technology (FFIT), we hold study abroad information sessions for undergraduate and master’s students in several top schools in Japan, including those of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Keio University, Waseda University, Kyushu University.

Additionally, we provide some useful information via newsletters and SNS (Twitter and Facebook page). If you have some information which should be known to our members, please send it to the e-mail address, which appears below.

  • Our association consists of Japanese graduate students who are studying abroad, or students who are preparing for enrolling non-Japanese universities. The information that is useful for these students (notifications of scholarships, information sessions for such students, academic/cultural exchange meetings, etc.) are particularly welcomed.
  • We cannot always circulate the notifications of commercial events and recruitment activities, even if they are helpful to our members. We usually decide which notifications to circulate in the board member meetings.
  • Any other information that potentially causes some troubles may not be circulated.

If you are happy with this guideline, please send an e-mail to:

Any questions related to JGSAU’s activity are welcomed as well!