JET Programme

SIT Graduate Institute has partnered with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association (JETAA) to provide financial assistance to JET Programme alumni interested in pursuing a graduate degree at SIT. This partnership highlights the visions and values of both organizations in integrating the power of education as a tool to promote greater understanding across cultures. The partnership will help bring individuals with experience living and teaching in Japan to SIT Graduate Institute


  • SIT Graduate Institute will commit to providing 30% tuition scholarships for eligible JET alumni.
  • Application fee waiver


  • Applicant must have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be a JET Program alum or a current participant.
  • Applicant must submit a Certificate of Participation issued by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), available through CLAIR’s New York office by going to their website (, as verification of their participation in the JET Program.

To Identify Your JET Programme Affiliation
Please check the JET Programme box on SIT’s online application. Otherwise, contact SIT’s Admissions Office at 800 336-1616 (toll free in the US) or 802 258-3510, or email [email protected] to get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship described above. Please state that you are a JET alum and reference the partnership.