Visually Impaired To Study Abroad


The Scholarship for the Visually Impaired to Study Abroad supports visually impaired people, including LGBT+, who are Japanese nationals or special permanent residents for graduate English-based study abroad. The SVI Program was established in 1978 and was the first scholarship designated for visually impaired students in Japan. 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.

One Scholarship of ¥3.0 Million

The application period for the 2023 scholarships is closed.
The 2024 application will be available in July 2023.

Applications will be online only. Instructions and the link to start the online application follows the eligibility requirements and timeline.

For reference, here is a link to the 2023 application instructions: <>

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” and put “SVI – Study Abroad” in the title of your inquiry. You may send your inquiry in English or Japanese.

Home | Scholarship | Japanese Women to Study Abroad | Non-Japanese Graduate Scholarship Visually Impaired To Study in Japan | Current Scholars | Voices from Scholars | Our Scholars