JASSO Disaster Subventions

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JASSO Disaster Subventions is a program provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). It supports students whose residence or the residence of their primary financial providers was partially or totally damaged and/or inundation above floor level in a natural disaster, as well as international students who suffer the similar damage. This program provides 100,000 yen to eligible students so that they can return their lives to normal and continue their studies as soon as possible. (No repayment required)

*For more information about JASSO Disaster Subventions, click here. (link in Japanese)

Who is eligible:

1) Students currently studying at a university, junior college, or graduate school located in Japan (this includes international students studying in Japan)

*Credited auditors, research students, and auditors are ineligible for this program.
*Individuals receiving other financial support via JASSO or another organization can also apply for this program.

2) Individuals who, due to the occurrence of a natural disaster, suffered partial to total destruction (including total/partial loss by fire, total/partial loss by water flow, total/partial burial, and inundation above floor level) of their and/or their primary financial providers’ residence and individuals who are unable to enter their residence for one month or more due to an evacuation recommendation issued by local governing bodies.

*Any damage incurred prior to enrollment or while not attending school is ineligible for this program.
*Only one application may be made per disaster.

3) Individuals who are deemed to have a desire to study and will securely be able to finish their coursework during the length of their course of study by the head of their college.

*Individuals who are currently repeating a year at school due to poor grades are ineligible. However, students who are repeating a year at school due to study abroad or another reason other than poor grades are eligible for this program.

Preliminary Consultation Form

Those who wish to apply should fill out and send the form below.
Once your information is reviewed by staff in charge of scholarships and loans at the Toyonaka Student Center, you will be informed of your eligibility and any necessary procedures.
Since the Toyonaka Student Center makes inquiries to JASSO based on information received via this form, it may take some time to confirm your application eligibility.

*Please make sure to carefully review the FAQs on JASSO Disaster Subventions here. (file in Japanese)

Points of Caution

  1. The necessary procedures listed above are intended to confirm the applicant’s eligibility for this program. Qualified applicants will be informed of further necessary procedures.
  2. A Disaster Victim Certificate issued from the local government (a copy of the document is also acceptable) is necessary, confirming the extent of the damage. If it is not immediately available, send the documents used to apply for the Disaster Victim Certificate with the local government instead.
  3. Please note that since nominations for this program from the university to JASSO must be made within 6 months following the month the natural disaster occurred, individuals hoping to receive this support are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Additionally, please be aware that individuals who graduate from the university before their eligibility has been confirmed will automatically be ineligible for this program.

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