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.
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|2780||Kanagawa Expect for Yokohama and Kawasaki|
|2610||Toyama and Ishikawa|
|2620||Yamanashi and Shizuoka|
|2630||Gifu and Mie|
|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|
|2690||Tottori, Shimane, and Okayama|
|2710||Hiroshima and Yamaguchi|
|2720||Oita and Kumamoto|
|2730||Miyazaki and Kagoshima|
|2740||Saga and Nagasaki|
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 Guide for Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad
- Application for Scholarship
- Research Plan at Japanese University
- Composition “Objective of my studies in Japan”
- Recommendation Letter
- Application documents should be sent by email to the foundation.
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.
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.
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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