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Non-Japanese Graduate Scholarship


The Non-Japanese Graduate Program (NJG), established in 1981, supports graduate study in Japan for non-Japanese women who are enrolled in a PhD degree program at a Japanese university. Women students from 49 countries have benefited from the NJG Program. Scholarships are awarded based on a candidate’s academic excellence, the quality and feasibility of her proposed study, and her potential to contribute to society. The Scholarship does not impose restrictions on field of study or age.

Two Scholarships of ¥2.0 million will be awarded in 2025.

Application deadline  will be Monday, October 7, 2024, 23:59 JST

The application will be available here in July 2024.


The application period for the 2024 scholarship is now closed.

To see the current CWAJ Scholars, click here.

Application FAQs

If you have questions that are not answered in the FAQ, use the Contact Us form. Choose “Scholarship” and put “NJG Scholarship” in the title of your inquiry. Once you have registered for an Application ID Number for the 2025 application, please use that number in your communications with the Committee. You may send your inquiry in English or Japanese. CWAJ is an all-volunteer organization; please allow some time for a response.

Scholarship Eligibilty and Other Information



For reference only: link to 2023 eligibility rules and application formsThe 2025 application will be similar but not identical to the 2023 application.