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Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad


The Application Period for the 2024 CWAJ Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad is now closed.

We will no longer be responding to inquiries regarding applications for 2024 scholarships.
Thank you for your understanding.

The posted applications are for reference only. Applications for the 2025 Scholarships will be uploaded in July 2024.

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 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.

CWAJ is pleased to announce the launching of the CWAJ Cartier Scholarship in 2023 in collaboration with Cartier Japan, which has a long-standing commitment to empowering women. This scholarship to nurture future changemakers is also for a Japanese woman to pursue a graduate degree abroad but with a focus on her potential to contribute to society through entrepreneurship and business. There is no age limit or restriction on the field of study.

To learn more about our 2023 Scholars, please click here.

CWAJ 2024 Scholarships for Graduate Women to Study Abroad will include:

CWAJ Graduate Scholarship
One Scholarship of ¥3.0 Million

CWAJ Cartier Scholarship
One Scholarship of ¥3.0 Million

Application deadline for all materials: Monday, October 23, 2023, 23:59 JST

You must be currently residing in Japan to apply. 
To start an application, obtain an Application ID number by clicking the button.

Additional Information:

Application FAQs

For reference only: link to 2023 application detailsThe 2023 application is similar to the 2024 application.

If you have questions that are not answered in the FAQ page, please use the Contact Us form to contact CWAJ. Choose “Scholarship” to send your inquiry in English or Japanese. If you have an Application ID Number, please also use that number in your communications with the Committee. CWAJ is an all-volunteer organization. Please allow some time for a response.