Introduced by the British Judo Association in 2012, the Student Voucher Scheme (SVS) is a membership offer specifically for University students within England who are starting Judo for the first time or returning to the sport.

The scheme provides everything needed to start your training including:

  • 1-year full membership to the British Judo Association
  • BJA drawstring bag
  • Beginners Judo suit (white)
  • One grading

*RRP is based on a suit order size of 200cm.

Who is eligible for SVS?

The Student Voucher Scheme is open to anyone aged 18 years and older who is enrolled on a full or part time course at an English-based university that’s also registered with the British Judo Association.Β  You must not currently hold a British Judo Association Licence or have held one within the past two years.

University club registration (To be Completed by University Club Lead)

If your University wishes to be involved in this year’s SVS programme, please complete the online club registration by clicking here. Please note, this should be completed by the University Lead Contact such as the club captain or coach.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for free downloadable materials to help promote the scheme within your university.

How do students sign up?

To sign up for this year’s SVS programme all students must purchase their licence via The Dojo. Once complete students will receive a confirmation email with a unique coupon code to redeem against an SVS suit on the British Judo Store. Click here to download the SVS User Guide.


One FREE grading is included per SVS student member and applies to grade transfers from International Judo Associations. If a coach requests to grade any student straight to 5th Kyu then they will be required to pay a fast track fee (unless they have been on a commission approved beginners’ course).

Cimac suit size guidance:

Suit size Height
200 6’4’’ and above
190 6’0’’ – 6’4’’
180 5’10’’ – 6’0’’
170 5’55’’ – 5’10’’
160 5’2’’ – 5’5’’
150 4’8’’ – 5’2’’

Please note, suit exchanges will incur a delivery fee and are subject to the return of incorrect items that have not been worn and in original packaging.

Should you have any questions regarding the scheme,Β please email

Promotional Materials for Clubs

Click below on any of the materials to download: