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AwardUS$ 3,000
Eligibility5th sem B.Tech or M.Tech student from IIT with CGPA 7.00 in their last sem
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Honda Motor India Private Ltd. Contact Persons
Plot No. A-1 Sector 40/41, 
Surajpur-Kasna Road, 
Greater Noida,
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
Pin - 201306 
Tel: 91-120-234 1313 
Fax: 91-120-234 1069
Ms. Jyoti Bhatia
Tel: 91-120-234 1028 
Y-E-S Admin Support:

What is HONDA Y-E-S AWARD 2015?

Honda have started the Y-E-S Award program for fostering future leaders in the field of science and technology. Following the start-up of the award program in Vietnam in 2006, in India in 2007 and in Laos and Cambodia in 2008, it was introduced in Myanmar in 2014 to support the development and promotion of young leaders to spearhead the growth of these countries in the future. 
This system grants awards to students who have excelled in the area of science and technology and who continue to aspire to higher academic achievement. However, it is distinctive in that it is not restricted to tuition but may be used for a broad range of activities. Furthermore, the grant is awarded in two stages. Another very unique characteristic of the system is that its details are matched to the receiving country's needs and circumstances; it is set up to be flexible to each country's needs. 

The program hopes to promote dissemination of ecotechnology among the young generations and at the same time to strengthen interaction and exchange between Japanese youths and young people expect to lead science, technology and industry in their respective countries.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The Honda Y-E-S Award program is being offered to students studying in the fifth semester of select 4-year B.Tech. or 5-year dual degree (M.Tech) programs at affiliated Indian Institutes of Technology and aggregate CGPA over & above 7.00 by the end of semester lV.

Selection Process for Y-E-S Award 

Awardees will be selected in the following manner: 

  • Y-E-S Administration Office (YAO) collects all applications;
  • Y-E-S Award Selection Committee (ASC) scores applications and essays;
  • ASC interviews shortlisted candidates;
  • The Japanese HOF Grant Committee (HCG) examines the finalist list and decides awardees.

Selection Process for “Y-E-S Award Plus”
There will be no separate selection process for the Y-E-S Award Plus. Any Y-E-S Award recipient who meets the conditions above may request this award, and their requests are received and confirmed by the YAO, and then approved by the Honda Foundation Y-E-S Office (“HOF Y-E-S Office”) in Tokyo. 

The Y-E-S Award Plus is not an independent program, but a constituent part of the Honda Y-E-S Award program.

How can you apply ?

Only Online application can be made to apply. You need to enter to the website and register there only.

The following documents are to be attached with the online application form of Honda Y-E-S Award  
         For attachments of documents - All the documents have to be uploaded in the PDF formats only apart              from your passport size photograph.

  • Transcript with CGPA for all four semesters or Individual CGPA marksheet for all 4 semesters.
  • On the spot essay to be given this time at the respective IITs
  • Technical papers, if any
  • Certificates of distinguished awards or prizes received, if any. Minimum 3 certificates have to be uploaded in the application form under Other section of A, B & C (Mandatory).


1. What is Y-E-S Award and what are its goals?
Young Engineer's and Scientist Award (Y-E-S Award) is an independent programme supported by Honda Foundation Japan. It has been started to strengthen Japanese ties with India through provision of financial aid to young Indian researchers and engineers to encourage specialized study in Eco technology as well as provide an opportunity to acquire higher professional education in Japan.

2. How & when a person can apply for Y-E-S award?
Candidate should be a student of Indian Institute of Technology, registered in a four year B.Tech or five year dual degree (M.Tech.) Programme. 

For the year 2015-2016, this program is being offered to students of IIT BHU, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati and IIT Kanpur only. 

Candidate must be a student of 5th semester having CGPA of 7.00 & above in each respective four semesters.

Applications will be open from 17 August to 30 September 2015.

3. Is there any application fee I need to pay?
No, the application is free.

4. Can I download the application form or fill it online?
You may apply online, by registering yourself on this website. However, the form cannot be downloaded.


5. Can people from all IIT’s apply for this scholarship?
No, only IIT Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati, Kanpur and BHU student can apply for this scholarship.

6. Is this scholarship applicable to students pursing 5 yr. integrated M.Sc. or 5 yr. integrated MBA from the selected IITs?
No, this program is open only to students enrolled in the 5th semester of B.Tech or 5 yr. Dual Degree Programs of Eligible Courses in Affiliated IIT's.

7. How the Y-E-S Award is different from other Scholarships?
Y-E-S Award is a two-tier programme. The first stage is of cash award of US $ 3000, and in the second stage of the programme the awardee will get 7000 USDfor undertaking a short term internship in a Japanese company or for pursuing a Masters or Doctoral programme in a recognized Japanese UniversityUS $10,000 can be awarded.

8. Is this award being offered in other countries also?
The program has been introduced in Vietnam in 2006, India in 2007, Laos & Cambodia in 2008 and extended to Myanmar in 2014.

9. What are the selection criteria for Y-E-S Award?
The shortlisting process is based on academic excellence, co-curricular activities , ecotechnology or intention to work and on the spot essay; further, short listed candidates will go through a personal interview for the final selection.

10. Can I apply again if I don't get selected for the fellowship in the first try?
No, only one chance will be given to each applicant.
11. From where I get more information about Y-E-S AWARDS?
For more information, please contact

Terms and Conditions

    Application and Selection Schedule for the Year 2015-16    

3rd week of August       

                                     Activity       :    Launch of program for Year 2015-16
                                     Procedure   :    Call for applications through IITs
                                     Note           :    Eligible faculties of affiliated IITs

Upto 3rd week of September      

                                      Activity      :    Submit applications
                                      Procedure   :    Students  YAO*
                                      Note           :    Through online application process

3rd week of September to 4th week of September

                                       Activity        :    Preliminary screening
                                       Procedure    :    By YAO*
                                       Note            :    Based on eligibility criteria
1st week of October to 3rd week of October  

                                       Activity        :    On the spot essay (At IITs)
4th week of October to 3rd week of November    

                                         Activity       :    Screening of essay
                                        Procedure    :    By YAO* / ASC*
                                        Note             :    Based on shortlisting criteria
1st week of December to 4th week of December    

                                        Activity    :    First Round of Interviews at respective IIT's

1st week of January      

                                         Activity        :    Announcement of shortlisted candidates
                                         Procedure     :    By YAO*
                                         Note             :    On website
2nd week of January      

                                          Activity        :    Interview with chief assessor
                                          Procedure    :    By ASC*
3rd week of January       

                                          Activity        :    Submit finalist list to HGC*
                                          Procedure    :    ASC*  HGC*
4th week of January       

                                          Activity       :     Examine and decide awardees
                                          Procedure    :    HGC*
1st week of February      

                                          Activity        :    Announcement of winners
                                          Procedure    :    YAO*
                                          Note            :    On website
3rd week of February 

                                          Activity        :    Organise award ceremony
                                          Procedure     :    YAO*
                                          Note             :    In Delhi
YAO :  YES Administration Office

ASC :  Award Selection Committee

HGC :  HOF Grant Committee

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