The enduring mission of the College Women’s Association of Japan is the support of higher education and the nurturing of leaders who will contribute to a better world. We started awarding Travel Grants in 1949 and in the following decades our various Scholarship Programs have supported almost 800 exceptional women and men pursuing higher education in a myriad of subjects. Formal scholarships for studying overseas and in Japan were started in 1972 and 1981, respectively. Groundbreaking in Japan when established in 1978, our Scholarship for the Visually Impaired continues to fill a critical need. Our newest scholarship is for nursing students at Fukushima Medical University School of Nursing.
CWAJ proudly encourages qualified applicants of any age or circumstances to apply and does not impose restriction on field of study.
2018 Scholarship applications closed.
Applications for 2018 Scholarships are now closed. The posted applications are for reference only. Applications for 2019 Scholarships will be uploaded in June 2018.
Graduate Scholarships for Japanese Women to Study Abroad (SA)
Two Scholarships, ¥ 3.0 Million each.
The SA Program supports graduate study at English-speaking universities and research institutions abroad for women who are citizens or special permanent residents of Japan.
Graduate Scholarships for Non-Japanese Women to Study in Japan (NJG)
Three Scholarships, ¥ 2.0 million each.
The NJG Program supports graduate study in Japan for non-Japanese women who are enrolled in graduate degree programs at Japanese universities.
Scholarship for the Visually Impaired to Study Abroad (SVI-SA)
One Scholarship, ¥ 3.0 Million. Open to both men and women.
The SVI-SA Program supports graduate study at English-speaking universities and research institutions abroad for visually impaired men and women who are citizens or special permanent residents of Japan.
Scholarships for the Visually Impaired to Study in Japan (SVI-SJ)
Two Scholarships, ¥ 1.5 Million each. Open to both men and women.
The SVI-SJ Program supports graduate or undergraduate study in Japan for visually impaired men and women who are citizens or special permanent residents of Japan.
CWAJ Fukushima Relief Scholarships
The CWAJ Fukushima Relief Scholarship fund was established in 2013 as one of the CWAJ Fukushima Relief Projects to support students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake but it is now open to all students studying at Fukushima Medical University School of Nursing and its Graduate School. Since its launch through April 2017, eight million yen in total have been awarded to 13 students.
For more information about the scholarship program, please send your inquiry in English or Japanese to firstname.lastname@example.org