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Japan Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad

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Overview

The Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad, or “Overseas Application Scholarship” for short, is carried out as special program to support overseas students in the most-difficult first years of their enrolment in Japanese universities and graduate schools. Japanese language ability is not evaluated in the application-screening process.
Persons who have held a Yoneyama scholarship in the past are not eligible for this scholarship.

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of Japanese universities that carry out a program of “pre-arrival admission approval,” under which overseas students can submit application documents, take entrance examinations, and receive admission acceptance/non-acceptance notice without coming to Japan.

The Overseas Application Scholarship is carried out through linkage with universities that enroll overseas students through the pre-arrival admission system.

*For your information: See the list of universities that issue “pre-arrival admission approval” here at the website of Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
The Program’s Eligibility Requirements
For more details, please see the application guide which is downloadable from the lower part of this page.
(1) Have already chosen the university or graduate school s/he will apply for
(2) Be in the process of applying for admission
(3) For the subject university to have a system for issuing “pre-arrival admission approval(*).”

* “Pre-arrival admission approval” is system whereby applicants to Japanese universities and graduate schools are allowed to take the entrance examination and apply for admission while in their countries without having to come to Japan to do so.

Number of Awardees

Thirty-four (34) applicants are scheduled to be selected — one from each Rotary district.

Japan’s Rotary organization is divided into 34 districts. Each district has established within it a selection committee. A document review of each scholarship application is conducted by the district selection committee in the area of the applicant’s targeted university and by the Foundation’s own selection committee, which makes the final selection decisions.

Scholarship Tenures

-For April 2012 enrolment
(1)Undergraduates: Two years from April 2012 through March 2014
(2)Graduate students: Two years from April 2012 through March 2014
(3)Research students: One year from April 2012 through March 2013, with a possible extension of another year for those who wish to go on to earn a degree.

-For October (September) 2012 enrolment
(1)Undergraduates: Two years from October (September) 2012 through September (August) 2014
(2)Graduate students: Two years from October (September) 2012 through September (August) 2014
(3)Research students: One year from October (September) 2012 through September (August) 2013 with a possible extension of another year for those who wish to go on to earn a degree.

Scholarship Amounts
(1)Undergraduates: 100,000 yen per month
(2)Master’s students: 140,000 yen per month
(3)Doctoral students: 140,000 yen per month
(4)Research students
(undergraduate, master’s and doctoral research students):
100,000 yen per month
Supplemental

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

Application/Selection Schedule

a)Download the application guide and application documents from the lower part of this page.

b)Please send all the application documents to the following address:

ROTARY YONEYAMA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, Inc.
Kokuryu-Building, 2-6-15 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0011 JAPAN

c)Application deadline: 15 October 2011 for both April and October 2012 enrolments (Application documents must arrive by the date.)

d)Selections: Basically made by document review (When deemed necessary the district selection committee may interview the applicant, either by going to his/her country, over Skype, or by phone.)

Copy of Pre-arrival Admission Approval Certificate

The deadlines for submitting a copy of the Pre-arrival Admission Approval Certificate to the Foundation are as follows:
-For April 2012 enrolment: By the end of January 2012
-For October 2012: By the end of June 2012

Submitting a Pre-arrival Admission Approval Certificate satisfies the scholarship application requirement. However, if the applicant is rejected for admission to the issuing university, s/he will lose eligibility for the scholarship at that point.

Announcement of Selection Results

Notification of selection results is made by mail at the following times:
a) For April enrolment: Beginning of February 2012
b) For fall enrolment: End of June 2012

Arrival in Japan and Payment of Scholarship

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, as indicated below, they will lose their eligibility.

a) For April enrolment: Scholarship payment begins in April 2012
b) For fall enrolment: Scholarship payment begins in October 2012 (or September for some universities)

Application Guide and Prescribed Forms

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

Contact Information

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or fax.

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Inc.

E-mail: scholars@rotary-yoneyama.or.jp
FAX: +81-3-3578-8281

http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/overseas-s/index_english.html

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1 Comment

  1. cheahengkid says:

    I am grade 12 student this year,can i apply this scholarship??? how can i apply?where can i have test???what the scholarship is need ???Can u suggestion me??

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