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Rotary Yoneyama Foundation Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Scholarships 2022 for International Students

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.

Application Deadline: 15th December 2021 1:00P.M. Japan time for both April and Fall (September/October) 2020 Enrollment.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Japanese Universities and Graduate Schools

Eligible Field of Study: All courses offered by the Japanese University or Graduate School in Japan

About 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.

Type: Undergraduates, Master’s and PhD degree

Selection Criteria and Eligibility: 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.

Number of Scholarships: several

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.

Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study

How to Apply

Visit scholarship website for details

Sponsors: Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation

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.

  1. lawrence ochieng odhiambo says

    Am a kenyan citizen aged 20. I have a single parent(mother) after my father who was the sole breadwinner of the family passed away in 2002. I completed high school last year by the help of well wishers who paid my fees and i managed to pass well wid a mean grade of A- but now the money that i can raise for university programe locally is not that easy because my mother is just a peasant famer. I kindly recquest if you will consider my sittuation and include me in ur programe.


    I just graduated from secondary school from nigeria,am i eligibleto get a schorlarship?please reply me.

  3. ayub ismael says

    hello i am MA degree graduate from ADDIS ABABA University. I want be a PhD degree candidate with full sponsorship

  4. Engubia Malaika Asoh says

    i am writing from Cameroon,i am very much interested to apply for this scholarship,i do i proceed.

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