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Visually Impaired To Study in Japan


The Scholarship for the Visually Impaired to Study in Japan supports visually impaired people, regardless of gender, 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.


Two Scholarships of ¥1.0 million each will be available in 2025.

The 2025 applications will be available here in July 2024.

Application deadline for all materials will be Friday, November 8, 2024, 23:59 JST.

The Application Period for the 2024 Scholarships is now closed.

To learn more about the current CWAJ Scholars, please click here.

Please see the Japanese page for more information about this scholarship.

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. CWAJ is an all-volunteer organization; please allow some time for a response.