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Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies [updated: July 7, 2020 - second round of applications]

 This program provides cash handouts to students (including privately-funded international students) who cover their own costs of living (both for education and for everyday life) by working part-time and have seen a significant decrease in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second round of applications in this program is intended for students who did not apply in time for the first round of applications. In addition, if you applied to the first round but were not chosen to receive support in this program, your application will automatically carried over to the second round. However, if any changes have occurred in your situation since your initial application (e.g. your part time income has changed, etc.), you may reapply with the details of your current situation.

In addition, those students who received a 100,000 yen cash handout during the first round of applications and were later deemed as being from a low-income household should apply as such during the second round of applications.

1. Who is eligible?

*The following information is the same as the first round of applications. (Reference: Application Guide)

Full-time students and graduate students (including privately-funded international students) who have left home and cover their own costs of living (both for education and for everyday life) and have seen a significant decrease in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive this emergency support.

When applying, make sure to thoroughly read the handbook (for students) below to confirm whether or not you meet the requirements.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) website
Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies
Application handbook (for students)

2. Criteria for those eligible to receive support

*The following information is the same as the first round of applications. (Reference: Application Guide)

Those who fulfill criteria (1) through (6) below:

(1) You are not receiving large sums from family.

(2) You generally do not live in a supporter's residence.

(3) Your part-time income accounts for a large percentage of funds for paying daily expenses and tuition.

(4) Due to a loss of income for your family (by either parent) or other such reason, you do not expect to receive additional support from family.

(5) You have lost a significant amount (50% or more compared to the previous month*4) of part-time income due to the coronavirus (including compensation for absence from work through the employment adjustment subsidy).

(6) An international student or the like (including students at Japanese language institutions) must fulfill the following criteria IN ADDITION TO experiencing economic hardship accompanying the novel coronavirus pandemic. (The same applies to programs such as International Student Study Incentives.)

i) You are a student with excellent grades. Specifically, your average grades for the previous school year must be 2.30 or higher. (You can use this chart to calculate your average grades.)

ii) Your monthly attendance is at least 80%.

iii) You receive an average of no more than 90,000 yen in monthly remittances (not including funds for paying admission fees, test fees, etc.).

iv) Your supporter in Japan has an annual income of less than 5 million yen.

3. How to apply

Respond to the section regarding the Emergency Student Support Handout Application (Round 2) on the KOAN general survey.

*Please refer to the 緊急給付金Q&A (Emergency Handout FAQ) (updated July 7, 2020) (link in Japanese) when responding to the KOAN general survey.

*Note that while a form for submitting application documents has been set up on the LINE communications app, Osaka University does not accept any applications made on LINE.

4. Application deadline

Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00pm (Japan Standard Time)

5. Documents to be submitted

Please send an envelope (Letter Pack Light or delivery-certified mail) containing the necessary documents located on page 7 of the Application Guide along with a copy of your student ID card to Osaka University's Suita Student Center. The front of the envelope must have the last 4 digits of your student ID number and “学生支援緊急給付金申請関係書類在中” written in red.

*Those students who cannot provide all the documents listed may not be eligible for recommendation by the university to receive support.

* The "Application for Emergency Student Support Handout" (Form 1) and the "Oath" (Form 2) located on page 7 of the Application Guide do not need to be submitted.

Document submission deadline:

Documents must be received by Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Japan Standard Time)

Please send all documents to:

Emergency Financial Student Support Section, Suita Student Center, Osaka University

1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

Contact

Emergency Financial Student Support Section, Suita Student Center, Osaka University
E-mail: gakusei-sien-kinkyukyufu[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp
Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.


Note: The following information pertains to the first round of applications in the “Emergency Financial Support Program for Students Working Part-Time.”

The “Emergency Financial Support Program for Students Working Part-Time” was adopted at a Cabinet meeting on May 19, 2020. In response, the government will support students who have financial troubles due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the “Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies.”

Various financial support programs for students facing economic hardship due to the virus have been taken, including deferred payment of tuition fees.

However, this is not enough for them to navigate this difficult situation. Many students are facing decreased income from part-time jobs due to COVID-19, which produces serious effects on their student lives. To prevent college dropouts due to financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this program provides cash handout to students who are making an independent living. 

Those who meet the criteria for this program are encouraged to apply by the deadline listed below after understanding the nature of the program.

However, since there is a limit to nominations for this program from the university, please note that not all who apply will be able to receive this financial support.

1. Who is eligible?

Full-time students and graduate students (including privately-funded international students) who have left home and cover their own costs of living (both for education and for everyday life) and have seen a significant decrease in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive this emergency support.

When applying, make sure to thoroughly read the handbook (for students) below to confirm whether or not you meet the requirements.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) website
Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies
Application handbook (for students)

2. Criteria for those eligible to receive support (excerpt from page 5 of the Application handbook (for students))

Those who fulfill criteria (1) through (6) below:

(1) You are not receiving large sums from family.

(2) You generally do not live in a supporter's residence.

(3) Your part-time income accounts for a large percentage of funds for paying daily expenses and tuition.

(4) Due to a loss of income for your family (by either parent) or other such reason, you do not expect to receive additional support from family.

(5) You have lost a significant amount (50% or more compared to the previous month*4) of part-time income due to the coronavirus (including compensation for absence from work through the employment adjustment subsidy).

(6) An international student or the like (including students at Japanese language institutions) must fulfill the following criteria IN ADDITION TO experiencing economic hardship accompanying the novel coronavirus pandemic. (The same applies to programs such as International Student Study Incentives.)

i) You are a student with excellent grades. Specifically, your average grades for the previous school year must be 2.30 or higher. (You can use this chart to calculate your average grades.)

ii) Your monthly attendance is at least 80%.

iii) You receive an average of no more than 90,000 yen in monthly remittances (not including funds for paying admission fees, test fees, etc.).

iv) Your supporter in Japan has an annual income of less than 5 million yen.

3. How to apply

Respond to the section regarding the Emergency Student Support Handout Application on the KOAN general survey.

*Please refer to the 緊急給付金Q&A (Emergency Handout FAQ) (link in Japanese) when responding to the KOAN general survey.

*Note that while a form for submitting application documents has been set up on the LINE communications app, Osaka University does not accept any applications made on LINE.

4. Application deadline

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00pm (Japan Standard Time)

5. Documents to be submitted

Please send an envelope (Letter Pack Light or delivery-certified mail) containing the necessary documents located on page 7 of the Application Guide along with a copy of your student ID card to Osaka University's Suita Student Center. The front of the envelope must have the last 4 digits of your student ID number and “学生支援緊急給付金申請関係書類在中” written in red.

*Those students who cannot provide all the documents listed may not be eligible for recommendation by the university to receive support.

* The "Application for Emergency Student Support Handout" (Form 1) and the "Oath" (Form 2) located on page 7 of the Application Guide do not need to be submitted.

Document submission deadline:

Documents must be received by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Japan Standard Time)

Please send all documents to:

Emergency Financial Student Support Section, Suita Student Center, Osaka University

1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

Contact

Emergency Financial Student Support Section, Suita Student Center, Osaka University
E-mail: gakusei-sien-kinkyukyufu[at]office.osaka-u.ac.jp
Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.

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