Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad

b_overseas Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for applicants residing abroad is for overseas students scheduled to enroll in a Japanese university / graduate school. All Rotary International District in Japan will open for 2017 enrollment. The condition of requirement for Japanese ability level differs depending on the Rotary International District where applicants’ targeted universities / graduate schools are located. So, please check the list carefully.
Applicants have to find out and apply for Japanese universities / graduate schools by themselves before applying for this scholarship. And those who enroll in undergraduates are requested to submit a copy of the application for admission for the university / graduated school. Those who enroll in graduate schools are requested to submit a recommendation letter from a supervisor / professor of the applicants’ targeted graduate school.

Application deadline: 15 December 2016 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and fall (September/October) 2017 Enrollment.
Please see the contact information below when you have any question.

The Rotary International District* The requirements for the level of Japanese language ability
2660, 2780, 2840 Not evaluate the Japanese ability in the application-screening process.
2500, 2700 The ability to understand some basic Japanese.
*JLPT level: N5
2520, 2610, 2620, 2680 The ability to understand basic Japanese.
*JLPT level: N4
2510, 2540, 2570, 2590, 2600, 2630, 2670, 2690, 2710, 2720, 2740, 2750, 2790, 2800 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations to a certain degree.
*JLPT level: N3
2580, 2650, 2730, 2760, 2820, 2830 The ability to understand Japanese used in everyday situations, and in a variety of circumstances to a certain degree.
*JLPT level: N2
2530, 2550, 2560, 2640, 2770 The ability to understand Japanese used in a variety of circumstances.
*JLPT level: N1

*Each Rotary District indicates the respective area of region listed below.

Rotary Disticts Prefecture Area of Region
2500   Hokkaido East Part of Hokkaido Including Abashiri, Asahikawa, Kitami, Kushiro, Nayoro, Obihiro, Wakkanai and the others
2510 West Part of Hokkaido Including Chitose, Ebetsu, Eniwa, Hakodate, Ishikari, Kitahiroshima, Muroran, Otaru, Sapporo, Tomakomai and the others
2520   Iwate and Miyagi
2530   Fukushima
2540   Akita
2550   Tochigi
2560   Niigata
2570   Saitama North-West Part of Saitama Including Fujimino, Fukaya, Gyoda, Hanno, Higashimatsuyama, Hiki, Honjo, Iruma, Kawagoe, Kazo, Kumagaya, Niiza, Sakado, Sayama, Tokorozawa and the others
2770 South-East Part of Saitama Including Ageo, Kasukabe, Kawaguchi, Kita-Adachi, Koshigaya, Minami-Saitama, Saitama, Satte, Soka and the others
2580   Okinawa
  Tokyo North-East Part of Tokyo Including Adachi, Arakawa, Bunkyo, Chiyoda, Itabashi, Katsushika, Kiyose, Kodaira, Koto, Musashino, Nakano, Nerima, Shinjuku, Taito, Toshima and the others
2750 South-West Part of Tokyo Including Chuo, Chofu, Fuchu, Hachioji, Hino, Inagi, Koganei, Kokubunji, Kunitachi, Machida, Meguro, Minato, Mitaka, Ota, Setagaya, Shibuya, Shinagawa, Suginami, Tachikawa, Tama and the others
2590 Kanagawa Yokohama, Kawasaki
2780 Kanagawa Expect for Yokohama and Kawasaki
2600   Nagano
2610   Toyama and Ishikawa
2620   Yamanashi and Shizuoka
2630   Gifu and Mie
2640   Wakayama
  Osaka South of Yamato River Including Habikino, Izumi, Kaizuka, Matsubara, Minami-Kawachi, Osakasayama, Sakai, Sennan, Tondabayashi and the others
2660 North of Yamato River Including Daito, Higashi-Osaka, Hirakata, Ibaraki, Kashiwara, Minoh, Moriguchi, Neyagawa, Osaka, Settsu, Suita, Takatsuki, Toyonaka, Yao and the others
2650   Fukui, Shiga, Kyoto, and Nara
2670   Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime and Kochi
2680   Hyogo
2690   Tottori, Shimane, and Okayama
2700   Fukuoka
2710   Hiroshima and Yamaguchi
2720   Oita and Kumamoto
2730   Miyazaki and Kagoshima
2740   Saga and Nagasaki
2760   Aichi
2790   Chiba
2800   Yamagata
2820   Ibaraki
2830   Aomori
2840   Gunma

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.

Download

When applying, please download and use the following documents:

Application

  • Application documents should be sent by email to the foundation.
    apply@rotary-yoneyama.or.jp
    Application deadline:
    15 December 2016 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and fall (September/October) 2017 Enrollment.
    Application documents must arrive by the date.
  • Announcement of Selection Results:
    Notification of selection results are made by email at the following times:Beginning of February 2017.
    *If the applicant is rejected for admission to the issuing university / graduate school, s/he will lose eligibility for the scholarship at that point.
  • Scholarship:
    For April enrollment: Scholarship payment begins in April 2017
    For fall enrollment: Scholarship payment begins in October (or September) 2017
    (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.
  • Supplemental:
    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.
    *The application guideline is judged based on the one written in Japanese.

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