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Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies

  We will begin accepting applications for the “Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies” for students who, in principle, live away from home independent from their parents, live on their own part-time income, and have decreased part-time work income due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Applicable Students
  Students enrolled in the Kumamoto University's undergraduate and graduate schools, Yogo teacher training special course and diploma course in special needs education, including international students. * International students must be currently residing in Japan.
  (The following students are not eligible: credited auditors, research students, special auditing students (exchange students), and special research students (exchange research students).
 
Handout Amount
  100,000 yen
 
Handout Recipient Requirements
  Students who, in principle, live away from home independent from their parents, live on their own part-time income, and have decreased part-time work income due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  All of the following requirements ① through ⑤ must be met. Proof that you meet these requirements will be confirmed by the application form and attached documents of proof. Even if you do not meet all of the requirements, you may still be able to apply depending on your situation so please consult with us in advance. For consultation, please send your details to the e-mail address listed in the "Contact Us" section.
 
① You are not living in a supporter's residence OR you are living in a supporter's residence but you are not receiving support from family. 
② You are not receiving a significant amount of funding from your family. *About 1.5 million yen or more per year, including tuition but not including the admission fee.
③ Due to a loss of income for your family (parents) or other such reason, you do not expect to receive additional support from family.
④ Income from your part-time work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and you come under one of the following 1 to 3.
*If your part-time job is eligible for support under the employment adjustment subsidy and you have been paid a leave allowance by your employer, then this allowance will be considered part-time income.
  1. You are continuously unable to receive the expected amount of part-time income.
  2. You have a significant (50% or more) decrease in part-time income since January 2020, and the situation has not improved in the current fiscal year.
  3. Even though your part-time income has reached a stable level, your financial situation at home has worsened and requires an increase in your part-time income, making it difficult to continue your studies.
⑤ Applicants must have received one of the following: the Kumamoto University AMABIE Scholarship, a scholarship from a private organization or company, or the Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students.
 
How to Apply
【Application Guideline】
Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies: Application Guide (for Students) 

【Application Procedures】
  Please download the application documents and fill out the following FORM1 "Application for student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies" (original) and FORM 2 "Oath" (original) and attach documentation proving that you meet the aid criteria (copy) *Refer to the page 7-8 of Application guide, and submit them only by mail using the “Letter-pack light”.
  FORM1: “Application for student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies” (word/pdf file)
  FORM2: “Oath” (pdf file)
※Documentation providing you meet the aid criteria must be attached.
  If you can’t submit any certification about your part-time job income, please submit “Declaration of Part-time Job Income” (below).
  Declaration of Part-time Job Income (Excel/pdf file)

 
Application Period
  Friday, December 24, 2021 - Tuesday, January 11, 2022 [Strict deadline]
  If any of the documents you submit are incomplete, we will contact you to ask you to resubmit them. In that case, the deadline for resubmission will be Monday, January 17, 2022. If you exceed the resubmission deadline, your application will be cancelled, so please be sure to anticipate any incompleteness and apply well in advance.
 
Where to Submit the Application
 (Postal address)
〒860-8555
2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuoku, Kumamoto City 
Economic Support Office, Student Life Division, Student Affairs Department, Kumamoto University
  • We will accept applications with a postmark of Tuesday, January 11.

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