Visually Impaired To Study in Japan


The Scholarship for the Visually Impaired to Study in Japan supports visually impaired people, including LGBT+, who are Japanese nationals or special permanent residents for graduate or undergraduate study in Japan. 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. The application form is available in Japanese only.

The Application Period for the 2022 CWAJ Graduate Scholarship for the Visually Impaired 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 visit the CWAJ Japanese website for more information and for prior year application materials (for reference only).

Two Scholarships of ¥1.5 million each

2023 application period: October 31, 2022 – November 10, 2022

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 “SVI – SJ” in the title of your inquiry. You may send your inquiry in English or Japanese.

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