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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships 2023 for International Students

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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships: 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.

Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship is dedicated to international students who are applying and planning to enroll at a Japanese university or graduate school. This scholarship programme is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who have applied for admission at a Japanese university.

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Key Scholarship Details

These are some of the key details about the ongoing Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship

  • Sponsors: Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
  • Host country: Japan
  • Host Institution: Japanese University or Graduate Schools
  • Scholarship Level: Undergraduates, Master’s and PhD degree
  • Scholarship Type: Fully Funded
  • Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study
  • Number of Scholarships: several
  • Offered annually? Yes
  • Eligible Countries: International
  • Eligible Field of Study: All courses offered by the Japanese University or Graduate School in Japan

Details About the Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship

The 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.

Before applying for the scholarship, you must first apply at Japanese universities / graduate schools for admission into a degree course of your choice. Undergraduate students who wish to apply for this scholarship will be required to submit a copy of the application for admission for the university. Applicants enrolling in graduate level course at a Japanese University will be required to submit a recommendation letter from a supervisor or professor.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for the Rotary Yoneyama 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 2020 enrollment: Submit the letter of acceptance by the end of January 2021.
  • For fall 2020 enrollment: Submit the letter of acceptance by the end of June 2020.

Value of 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.

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How to Apply

Interested candidates for the should refer to the 2022 application guide for the full eligibility conditions and instructions for a successful application. Applicants must downloand the Application forms from the Yoneyama Scholarship secretariat website

Important Notes: 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.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

Application Deadline: For both April and fall (September/October) 2023 Enrollment.
From: 13:00 JST on Saturday, October 1, 2022
To: 13:00 JST on Monday, October 31, 2022

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