Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad, Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Japan

Publish Date: Sep 03, 2015

Deadline: Oct 16, 2015

Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad

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 / graduated 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
East Hokkaido (Asahikawa, Obihiro, Kitami, Kushiro, Abashiri, Nayoro, Wakkanai)
Toyama, Ishikawa, Kanagawa Pref. except for Yokohama and Kawasaki city,
Not evaluate the Japanese ability in the application-screening process.
Yamagata The ability to understand some basic Japanese.
*JLPT level: N5
Iwate, Miyagi, Aomori Hiroshima, Yamaguchi The ability to understand basic Japanese.
*JLPT level: N4
Ibaraki, Tokyo, Chiba, Aichi The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.
*JLPT level: N3
Yokohama and Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Pref.
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.


When applying, please download and use the following documents:


Application deadline:

16 October 2015 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and October 2016 Enrollment. Application documents must arrive by the date.

Announcement of Selection Results:

Notification of selection results is made by email at the following times:Beginning of February 2016
*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 2016
For fall enrollment: Scholarship payment begins in October (or September) 2016
(1)Undergraduates                     100,000 yen per month
(2)Master’s students                  140,000 yen per month
(3)Doctoral students                   140,000 yen per month
*Research students are not eligible.


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.

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