Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for International Students, Japan

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Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for applicants residing abroad is for international students scheduled to enroll in a Japanese University or Graduate School.

Applicants have to find out and apply a Japanese university or graduate school by themselves before they apply for this scholarship. And they are requested to submit the copy of the application for admission for the university / graduate school.

Only the applicants who will enroll the universities / graduate schools located in the below-listed areas are eligible. Those in other areas are not eligible. In addition, the condition of requirement for Japanese ability differs depending on the area where applicants’ targeted universities / graduate schools are located. So, please check the list carefully. If your targeted school is located in non-listed area, you can’t apply this scholarship this year.

The area accepting the application & The requirements for the level of Japanese language ability

Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Osaka Metropolitan Area, Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Kanagawa Prefecture except for Yokohama and Kawasaki city

  • Not evaluate the Japanese ability in the application-screening process

Hokkaido ( Abashiri, Asahikawa, Kitami, Kushiro, Nayoro, Obihiro, Wakkanai),Tochigi Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture

  • The ability to understand some basic Japanese. *JLPT level: N5

Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture

  • The ability to understand basic Japanese. *JLPT level: N4

Aichi Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Aomori Prefecture

  • The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree. *JLPT level: N3

Yokohama and Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto Metropolitan Area, Nara Prefecture

  • The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree. *JLPT level: N2

Read the Application Guidelines thoroughly and carefully, then prepare the documents precisely.

Please don’t submit any documents which are not required in the Guidelines.

Application Guide and Prescribed Forms
When applying, please download and use the following documents:

  1. Application Guide for Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad
  2. Application for Scholarship
  3. Research Plan at Japanese University
  4. Composition “Objective of my studies in Japan”
  5. Recommendation Letter

Application Documents should be sent by email to the foundation.

Application deadline: 16 October 2013 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and October 2014 Enrollment. Application documents must arrive by the date.

Announcement of Selection Results
Notification of selection results is made by email at the following times:

  1. For April enrollment: Beginning of February 2014
  2. For fall enrollment: Beginning of July 2014

*If the applicant is rejected for admission to the issuing university, s/he will lose eligibility for the scholarship at that point.

For April enrollment: Scholarship payment begins in April 2014

For fall enrollment: Scholarship payment begins in October (or September) 2014

  1. Undergraduates 100,000 yen per month
  2. Master’s students 140,000 yen per month
  3. Doctoral students 140,000 yen per month
  4. Research students (undergraduate, master’s and doctoral research students) 100,000 yen per month

Only for the first year of the scholarship, a supplemental of 400,000 yen is provided upon arrival in Japan.

Yoneyama scholars are to arrive in Japan prior to the month of their admission. Irrespective of the reason, if they do not arrive in Japan by the month that their scholarship will begin to be paid, they will lose their eligibility.

*The application guideline is judged based on the one written in Japanese.

Contact Information
If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or fax.

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
FAX: +81-3-3578-8281

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

16 comments on “Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for International Students, Japan

  1. Rotary Yoneyama should be thanked for enabling the spirit of the scholarships that you bring to us, and so how can you assist me to get this scholarship thanks.

  2. This is a bright chance. But, I have a question. Can I join this scholarship though I can not speak Japan Language. But , I am eager to learn the language when I can reach this dream scholarship? I will be waiting for response. Thank you.

  3. This is a golden chance . but, how to register the scholarship ? i want, but i do not know what should i do
    i’ll be waiting for response . thank you

  4. thanks for the golden opportunity.. but can you tell me more about the detail of the registration for the scholarship?

  5. I really want to get this scholarship and Japan is the country of my dreams
    Could presented more clearly on the registration procedures of this scholarship.
    please help,,

  6. I really want to get this scholarship for continouing study japanese. When I was in Japan at 2012 I got the N2 certificate. But I haven’t find the university that I will enter. So what should I do?
    I’ll be waiting for response.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.
    Thank You.

  7. Thank you for the information. I really want to continue my study to Japan. Now I’m in the 3rd grade of Senior High School but JPLT will be held on December. When can I register for this? Because in Indonesia, National Exam for 3rd grade of Senior highschool will be held on earlier April..

    Thank you

  8. Wowww..great.
    Very interested, really want this scholarshipprogram, This is my dream Learn in Japan..Can you explain, how to detail register for this scholarship?..
    I am really exited if u give me oppurtunity…thanks b’for.

  9. Dear Mbak bro and mas bro that just commented in this site, why all of you asked the same question? The detail and how to apply this program?, on this site u can find the shortcut link, and you can click that for more information, and if you didn’t understand what they means, u can contact the contact person on this link, please be smart! And fighting


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