CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan


Scholarship for the Visually Impaired to Study in Japan (SVI-SJ) 2017

2 Scholarship, ¥1.5 Million each

The application period for the 2017 Scholarship programs is now closed.

The SVI-SJ Program supports visually impaired Japanese or special permanent resident students for graduate or undergraduate study in Japan.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be visually impaired women or men, with a Certificate of Disability Grade 1-6.
  2. Applicants must be Japanese nationals or special permanent residents of Japan, living in Japan at the time of application.
  3. Applicants for an undergraduate award must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a Japanese university (four-year course) by the end of March 2017.
  4. Applicants for a graduate award must have graduated with a degree from a Japanese university (four-year course) by the end of March 2017, and must be accepted in a graduate degree program by March 31, 2017.

The following are ineligible:

  1. Holders of scholarships greater than ¥1.0 million from other scholarship programs for the duration of the CWAJ scholarship. Financial aid and awards from the university where the applicant will study may not be subject to the same limitation.
  2. Former recipients of CWAJ awards and members of CWAJ.

Obtaining the Application

Application forms are available from the CWAJ website and by request from CWAJ.
To download the application form, click the following link. You need Acrobat Reader to read and print the downloaded forms in PDF format. If you do not have the reader installed on your computer, you can download it free of charge by clicking here.
Download the SVI-SJ Scholarship Application Form – PDF format
Download the SVI-SJ Scholarship Application Form – WORD format
Download the SVI-SJ Scholarship Application Instructions – Japanese Text format

Requests for application forms will be accepted until Wednesday, November 7, 2016.

  1. To obtain an application form by email, write to
  2. To obtain an application form by postal mail, write to the address below.
    CWAJ Center
    2-24-13-703 Kami-Osaki
    Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021


Submitting the Application

  1. Include your application forms and the other required documents.Write “SVI-SJ Application” on the envelope and send it by postDo not send by registered mail (yubin kakitome), Letterpack Plus, takuhaibin, or any method that requires a signature/hanko upon delivery, as these will NOT be accepted.
  2. Incomplete applications or applications submitted without the required number of copies will not be considered.

Please note the following:

  1. Do not send extra documents such as publications, abstracts or title pages. The scholarship committee will consider only the documents we request.
  2. We do not accept applications via e-mail.
  3. No documents will be returned.


Applications must be postmarked or received during the following period:
Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mail your completed application to the address below:

CWAJ Center
2-24-13-703 Kami-Osaki
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021

Interviews and Selection

Interviews of the finalists will be held during February 2017 in Tokyo. They are usually conducted on weekends. You will be notified at least two weeks in advance if you have been selected for an interview. The interviews will be conducted in both English and Japanese. Applicants will be notified of the results in writing.

CWAJ reserves the right to make its own selections and does not discuss its decisions.


Application Forms

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