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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Scholarships for International Students, 2018

Application Deadline: 15th December 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students. Interested students should see the details below.

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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation awards scholarships to overseas students who aspire to study or conduct research in Japanese universities or graduate schools. Its scholarship fund is supported by the contributions of Rotarians throughout Japan. The Foundation is Japan’s largest private scholarship organization, both in terms of program scale and number of scholarships awarded.

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.

Rotary Clubs in Japan through the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation is offering scholarships for overseas students to undertake undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies at Japanese university or graduate school.

When is the application deadline?

15th December 2018 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and Fall (September/October) 2019 Enrollment.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?


In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Japanese Universities and Graduate Schools

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

All courses offered by the Japanese University or Graduate School in Japan

What is the category of this opportunity?

Undergraduates, Master’s and PhD degree

What are the selection criteria and how do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship? 

The program’s eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Have already chosen the university or graduate school s/he will apply for
  2. Be in the process of applying for admission
  3. Be able to submit his/her letter of acceptance (an admission approval or a pre-arrival admission approval) under the schedule below.
  • For April 2018 enrollment: Submit the letter of acceptance by the end of January 2019.
  • For fall 2018 enrollment: Submit the letter of acceptance by the end of June 2019.

How many scholarships are available?


What are the benefits of the scholarship?

  • Undergraduates: 100,000 yen per month
  • Masters students: 140,000 yen per month
  • Doctoral students: 140,000 yen per month

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

How long will the scholarship last?

For the period of study

How to Apply for Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Scholarship

Please Note that only for the first year of the scholarship, a supplemental of 400,000 yen is provided after arrival in Japan and attending an orientation. 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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