Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad

2022 CWAJ GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
FOR JAPANESE WOMEN TO STUDY ABROAD (SA)
– 50th ANNIVERSARY –

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022, the Study Abroad program supports women who are Japanese nationals or special permanent residents who wish to study abroad for a graduate degree. 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 ¥3.0 Million each

Eligibility Requirements

1.    Applicants must:

  • Be women who are Japanese nationals or special permanent residents of Japan, living in Japan from the time of application until the end of April 2022. Individuals currently studying or working abroad are ineligible.
  • Have graduated with a degree from a Japanese university (4-year course) by July 31, 2022.
  • Submit an overall TOEFL score of at least 570 (IBT 88) if applying for a graduate degree in the natural sciences, math, medicine or engineering, and 600 (IBT 98) if applying for a degree in any other field. The TOEFL must have been taken after October 1, 2019. Applicants may submit an IELTS score instead of a TOEFL score. The IELTS overall score must be at least 6.5 if applying for a graduate degree in the natural sciences, math, medicine or engineering, and 7.0 if applying for a degree in any other field. The IELTS must have been taken after October 1, 2019. TOEFL or IELTS scores submitted separate from or after the application will not be accepted.
  • Be accepted by April 15, 2022, into a graduate degree program that is taught in English at an accredited university or research institution abroad. The applicant must be present and enrolled at the accredited university or research institution abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online study from Japan will not be accepted.

2.    The following are ineligible:

  • Applicants who have studied abroad at university-level for more than two (2) academic years.
  • Applicants who have a degree from an overseas university or institution.
  • Holders of scholarships greater than ¥2 million per year from any 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.
  • Former recipients of CWAJ awards and members of CWAJ.

Application Details

All applications must be written in English.

Timeline of application

  • Application form is available from July 2021.
  • Registration for Application Number will be available from October 1, 2021. An Application Number is required to submit all application documents.
  • Applications must be submitted online between (inclusive)

Wednesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

<New documents as of July 16, 2021>
Download the SA Scholarship Application Instruction
Download the SA Scholarship Application Form
Download the SA Scholarship Letter of Reference Form 3

Interviews and Selection

Interviews of the finalists will be held in Tokyo in February 2022.
Candidates should plan to be available during the month when interviews are being held and will be notified at least two weeks in advance if they have been selected for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the results by email.
CWAJ reserves the right to make its own selections and does not discuss any of its decisions.

Applicants are required to be residing in Japan at the time of their application.
We regret, therefore, that we are unable to accept applications from outside of Japan.
Please note that CWAJ communicates by email only. Telephone inquiries will NOT be accepted.

For more information about the scholarship program, please use the Contact Us form. Choose “Scholarship” to send your inquiry in English or Japanese.




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