CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan



The pursuit of scholarship, the nurturing of leadership, a deep commitment to the community both local and global: these are some of the principles that are at the core of the CWAJ Scholarship program. Established in 1949 as a travel grant program to assist students who had already been invited to study at universities abroad but lacked the means to get there, CWAJ has awarded scholarships annually since 1972. The number of awards top 800, with scholars coming from more than 40 countries, in fields as diverse as medicine and music, art and architecture, international and public affairs, criminology, forest and nature conservation, and the list goes on.

2019 Applications are now available.

To learn more about the 2018 Scholars, please click “Current Scholars” on the menu bar for their profiles and photos.


Application Forms

For more information about the scholarship program, please send your inquiry in English or Japanese to