The Japanese Graduate Student Association in the United States (JGSAU) is an association of graduate students and alumni serving communities of Japanese students across the world in their pursuit of graduate degrees outside of Japan. Although the association is named with the United States for historical reasons, although a significant proportion of our leadership and community live across the world. We are a diverse group of driven individuals, working in and out of academia in fields ranging from STEM, economics, humanities, and more.

JGSAU’s main contribution is our biannual information sessions, serving hundreds of students and working individuals across Japan in providing useful insight to those who seek to pursue graduate degrees abroad. Our information sessions, sponsored by the Funai Foundation for Information Technology (FFIT) and backed by the US embassy in Japan, offer a wide range of topics including advice for applications to degree programs and academic scholarships, school and lab decisions, and career options. We have traditionally held these sessions in person, at world-class universities including the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Keio University, Waseda University, and Kyushu University. Under the recent Covid-19 pandemic, we have been organizing our information sesseions online via platforms such as YouTube Live and Zoom.

We also have a running newsletter site with posts contributed by panelists from past information sessions. The posts provide a close-up perspective into current Japanese graduate students working across the world. The latest notice on our associations activities can also be found on our social media platforms:  Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube). Please contact us via info_at_gakuiryugaku.net with any inquiries. We are happy to circulate notices regarding scholarships, workshops, and academic exchange opportunities to our community.

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