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08_2_Insurance for Students

Kumamoto University encourages students to purchase the following insurance policies.
For those who plan to take out insurance, please see the details in the leaflets and brochures.
Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (PAS)

This insurance policy covers students who suffer physical injury from an unexpected accident in the course of their educational or research activities or on the way between a student’s residence and the university.
Students who suffer from aftereffects or die due to such an accident are also covered.

 
Purchase of the insurance policy / Insurance premiums

1.Students enrolled in Kumamoto University (including students in the Diploma Course and the Special Course, research student, international students, auditing students, and non-degree students) are eligible for the insurance policy. (insured persons)
2.This insurance is optional. (Some faculties/departments may ask all their students to purchase the insurance policy.)
3.Insurance premiums
 

 
General insurance premium
(including a premium for the coverage for commuting accidents)
Premium for the coverage for the prevention of contact infection
One year
1,000 yen
20 yen
Two years
1,750 yen
40 yen
Three years
2,600 yen
50 yen
Four years
3,300 yen
70 yen
Five years
4,050 yen
80 yen
Six years
4,700 yen
100 yen


 
Details of insurance coverage

Insurance benefits are paid if an insured person is physically injured in a sudden and unforeseen external event that occurs during the activities described in items (1) to (5) below. Item (6) is a special contract for medical students only.

1.During regular curricular activities
Regular curricular activities refer to activities conducted during lecture classes, experiments, practice sessions, speeches, and practical training (hereinafter collectively referred to as “classes”), and include the time described below:
a) When an insured person is engaged in research for his/her graduation thesis or degree thesis according to the instruction of his/her academic adviser. However, the time when he/she is engaged in such research in private places is excluded.
b) When an insured person is preparing for classes or clearing up after the classes according to the instruction of his/her academic adviser, or when he/she is involved in research activities at places where the classes are offered, university libraries, or other university facilities
2.During school events
When an insured person is participating in various school events, including an entrance ceremony, as part of educational activities
3.While being at university facilities for purposes other than those described in (1) and (2)
When an insured person is at facilities that the university possesses, uses or manages for educational activities. However, the time when he/she is at the dormitory or places where entry is prohibited by the university, when he/she is at university facilities at the time prohibited by the university, or when he/she is engaged in acts prohibited by the university is excluded.
4.During extracurricular activities When an insured person is engaged in cultural or athletic activities conducted under the control of internal student groups recognized by the university. For off-campus extracurricular activities, however, insurance coverage is limited to activities for which advance notification is provided to the university. 5.While communing between home and the university and traveling between university facilities When an insured person is commuting between home and the university for regular curricular activities, school events, or extracurricular activities, or is travelling between university facilities
 
Coverage
Death benefits
Residual disability benefits
Medical benefits Additional hospitalization amount
During regular curricular activities
During school events
20 million yen
0.9 million yen to 30 million yen
One or more days 3,000 yen to 0.3 million yen 4,000 yen per day
While being at university facilities for purposes other than those described above
During extracurricular activities
10 million yen
0.45 million yen to 15 million yen
14 or more days 30,000 yen to 0.3 million yen 4,000 yen per day
While communing between home and the university
While traveling between university facilities
10 million yen
0.45 million yen to 15 million yen
Four or more days 6,000 yen to 0.3 million yen 4,000 yen per day

6.Coverage for the prevention of contact infection (for medical students only)
When an insured person contacts an infectious agent unexpectedly at a facility used for clinical training purposes,
and receives treatment to prevent infection caused by the agent
 
Coverage
Insurance benefits
During clinical training
15,000 yen per preventive treatment


 
Liability Insurance Coupled with PAS

This liability insurance policy covers students who assume legal liability for damage caused by injuring others or destroying others’ property during specific activities (described below).

1.Eligible people
Students who have purchased the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (PAS) policy.
(It is impossible to purchase this liability insurance policy only.)

2.Eligible activities
Students who have purchased the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (PAS) policy.
(It is impossible to purchase this liability insurance policy only.)

・During regular curricular activities and school events, as well as on the way to and from the relevant locations
・During internships, nursing care experience, teaching practice, nursery practice,
and volunteer activities recognized as regular curricular activities, school events,
or extracurricular activities, as well as on the way to and from the relevant locations (However,
Course A does not cover medical-related practice, including clinical trials and nursing practice.)
〈e.g.〉

1.A student caused an explosion accident during a chemical experiment by mixing the wrong chemicals,
and his friend suffered burns as a result.
2.During nursing care experience,
a student tried to lift the body of an elderly man taking a bath, and injured him by mistake.
3.During teaching practice, a student dropped a personal computer of the school, and damaged it as a result.
4.When a student was running down the stairs of a station on the way to the university,
she unintentionally bumped into an elderly man in front of her, and he was severely injured as a result.

3.Compensation amount / Insurance premiums

(Deductible: 0 yen)
Personal injury liability
Property damage liability
A total of approximately 100 million yen per accident
Premium (yearly)
Course A: 340 yen
Course C: 500 yen

4.Insurance period
From April 1 to March 31 of the following year (for one year)
If an application is made after the start date of the insurance,
the insurance period is from the day following the date when an application is made to March 31 of the relevant academic year.
(An application for insurance is accepted at the university at any time.)

 
Comprehensive Insurance for Student Lives Coupled with PAS

Eligible people for this insurance policy are students who have purchased the Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (PAS) policy.
This insurance policy covers the entire period of student life, which is not covered by PAS alone.

For more information, please see the brochure of the insurance policy.

Contact:
Student Consultation Section, Student Support Team,
Academic Affairs Division, Student Affairs Department

096-342-2127

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