Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Inc.（RYMF） will start a new
scholarship program for overseas students scheduled to enroll in
a Japanese university or graduate school under Japan’s Pre-arrival
University Admission System.
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
Persons who have held a Yoneyama scholarship in the past are not
eligible for this scholarship.
For more details, please see the homepage
◇The Program’s Eligibility Requirements
(1) Have already chosen the university or graduate school s/he will
(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
(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: 100,000 yen per month
(undergraduate, master’s and doctoral research students)
Only for the first year of the scholarship, a supplemental of
400,000 yen is provided upon arrival in Japan.
◇Application deadline: 15 October 2011 for both April and
October 2012 enrolments (Application documents must arrive by the date.)