Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad


The Study Abroad program supports women, including LGBT+, who are Japanese nationals or special permanent residents who wish to study abroad for a graduate degree. The Study Abroad Scholarship celebrates its 50th year in 2022. Scholarships are awarded based on a candidate’s academic excellence, the quality and feasibility of their proposed plan of study, and their potential to contribute to society. The Scholarship does not have any restrictions on field of study or age.

The Application Period for the 2022 CWAJ Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad is now closed. We will no longer be responding to inquiries regarding applications for 2022 scholarships. Thank you for your understanding.

Applications for the 2023 Scholarships will be uploaded in July 2022. Please click here for a link to the 2022 application and application eligibility rules (for reference only).

Two Scholarships of ¥3.0 Million each

2023 application period: October 17, 2022 (Monday) – October 24, 2022 (Monday)

Applications will be online only

Please note that CWAJ communicates by email only. Telephone inquiries will NOT be accepted.

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. For more information about the scholarship program, please use the Contact Us form. Choose “Scholarship” and put “Study Abroad” in the title of your inquiry. You may send your inquiry in English or Japanese.

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