新型コロナウィルス感染症に係る影響を受けた学生に対する経済的支援について
Financial support for students affected due to the coronavirus disease

We would like to inform you about the types of financial support available if you have been affected due to the coronavirus disease.Information will be updated as needed. (Last updated on November 24, 2020)

Tuition fee Exemption for students whose household budget has changed suddenly due to covid-19

→It has finished.

Tuition fee Exemption/Payment Postponemrnt (existing system) 

→It has finished.

Scholarships from private scholarship groups and local governments

→Details Here

Emergency interest-free scholarship loan for improving reception environment for distance learning

→It has finished.

Life Welfare Fund Loan (Seikatsu Fukushi Shikin Kashitsukekin)(Emergency small-amount loans etc.) 【For a wide range of households】

This system provides funding up to 200,000 yen without interest to households whose income is reduced due to the coronavirus disease and need a loan for urgent and temporary livelihood maintenance.
<Application period> As needed
<Inquiries> The social welfare council of your municipality or labor banks across the country
<Related link>https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/12003000/000606493.pdf

Life Welfare Fund Loan (Seikatsu Fukushi Shikin Kashitsukekin)(Education support fund)【For low-income households】

This system, for low-income households, provides interest-free funding up to 65,000 yen per month (in the case of a university) for study expenses at a university. In addition, lump-sum funding up to 500,000 yen is available for enrollment expenses.
<Application period> As needed
<Inquiries> The social welfare council of your municipality
<Related link>https://www.shakyo.or.jp/guide/shikin/seikatsu/index.html

Maternity-Paternity-Widow Welfare Fund Loan (Boshi Fushi Kafu Fukushi Kashitsukekin)(School preparation fund/study fund)【For single-mother, single-father and widow households】

This system provides single-mothers, single-fathers and widows with: (1) interest-free funding up to 590,000 yen (for private universities) for examination fees, clothing and other expenses required to enter school, (2) interest-free funding up to 146,000 yen per month (if you commute to university) for tuition fees, books, transportation expenses, living and other expenses required to enter school.
<Application period> As needed
<Inquiries> Office in charge of single-parent households in the welfare office of your prefecture or city
<Related link>http://www.gender.go.jp/policy/no_violence/e-vaw/law/23.html

Japan Finance Corporation Educational Loan【For a wide range of households】

Funding of up to 3.5 million yen per student, is provided to the student’s guardians for university enrollment. Interest is 1.71% per year (fixed rate).
<Application period> As needed
<Inquiries> Japan Finance Corporation
<Related link>https://www.jfc.go.jp/n/finance/search/ippan.html

Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses【For businesses】

For businesses that are particularly affected by the spread of infectious diseases, subsidies are provided that can be widely used for all businesses, supporting the continuation of the business, and serving as a source to restart.
<Inquiries> Call center for the Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses
     0120-115-570  Line for IP phones only:03-6831-0613
     Service hours:From 8:30 to 19:00
     (every day in May and June 2020; every day except Saturdays from July to December 2020)
<Related link>
https://www.meti.go.jp/covid-19/jizokuka-kyufukin.html

Special Measures for Employment Adjustment Grant【For employers】

Special measures have been taken for business owners affected by the coronavirus disease, who pay leave allowance, so that they can also cover non-regular employees including part-time students.
<Related link>https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/koyou_roudou/koyou/kyufukin/pageL07.html

The support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak【For employees】

80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following two main conditions and others are required.
① Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave during the period mentioned above due to the instruction of the employer.
② Those who have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave mentioned①.
<Related link>
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/kyugyoshienkin.html
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000689982.pdf

Support center of part-time-job of Kyoto prefecture【For Student in Kyoto】

Support center do counseling and introduce part-time job information.

<Inquiries>
Support center of part-time-job of Kyoto prefecture TEL:075-682-8916
<Related link> https://www.pref.kyoto.jp/jobpark/ryuugaku.html

Reference

To All International Students Studying in Japan <List of Programs Available to International Students>(MEXT Website)

<Contact information>
 Financial Aid, Student Affairs Office
       Office Hours:8:30-17:00(weekdays only)
      TEL:075-724-7143/7150
      E-mail:shogaku[at]jim.kit.ac.jp(convert “[at]” into “@”)