The Emergency Financial Aid for Students in Need of Assistance due to the Spread of COVID-19

Application Requirements

 The Emergency Financial Aid for Students in Need of Assistance due to the Spread of COVID-19


[Outline of Support Measures]

As an emergency support measure, the Emergency Financial Aid that do not require repayment will be provided to students who are seriously suffering from financial difficulties, such as being unable to make rent payments, purchase food and daily essentials, etc., due to a decrease in the income of students from a part-time job because of changes in the social situation associated with the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infections.


[Eligibility for Support]

Students who are identified as needing support due to the spread of the COVID-19.


[Eligible Students]

Students enrolled in the University's undergraduate and graduate schools, Yogo teacher training special course and diploma course in special needs education

The following students are not eligible:

  • Credited auditors, research students, special auditing students (exchange students), and special research students (exchange research students)
  • International students receiving Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) scholarships (including international students of Japan-Korea Joint Exchange Program in Science and Engineering)
  • Government-sponsored international students (including international students of China Scholarship Council Program)
  • Research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Other students who are not recognized as requiring living support.


[Details of Support]

The Emergency Financial Aid will be provided according to the application.

Amount of the benefit: 150,000 yen or 100,000 yen per month for 2 months


[Number of Students Supported]

The maximum number of students is approximately 100, including undergraduate and graduate students.


[Keeping Documents of Evidence]

Those who have been approved for the Emergency Financial Aid must keep the documents that prove that their income has decreased in the last three months, such as a statement of income and a bankbook that shows bank transfers, as well as rent receipts, etc., on file until December 2020, and submit copies (unrelated parts are blacked out) upon request from the University. If the person does not respond to the request, the Emergency Financial Aid shall be returned.


[How to Apply]

Applicants who wish to receive the Emergency Financial Aid must submit the application form and the statement of reasons to the following address by post or e-mail.

When applying by e-mail (the application address is listed below), the file must be password-protected and the student e-mail address provided by the University must be used, and the password must be notified by a separate e-mail. If you are unable to protect the file with a password, inquire to the office.


In addition, the applicant may be asked to submit other materials to confirm the need for support.


[Application Deadline]

(1st Application) Friday, May 15, 2020  Must be received by 5 p.m. for both post and e-mail.

(2nd Application) Friday, May 22, 2020  Must be received by 5 p.m. for both post and e-mail.


[Selection of Emergency Financial Aid Recipients]

The President of the University will select the recipients of the Emergency Financial Aid based on the content of the application.


[Return of the Emergency Financial Aid]

If it is found that any of the following applies, the Emergency Financial Aid shall be returned in full.

(1) When you do not submit copies of documents of evidence at the request of the University.

(2) When it becomes apparent that a false declaration has been made.

(3) In any other case where it is later found that there is no need for emergency assistance.


[Application Requirements and  Application Form]

  (1)Application Requirements (PDF 273Kbyte)

  (2)Application Form(WORD 25.1Kbyte)

[Submission and Inquiry]

Student Life Division, Student Affairs Department, Kumamoto University

2-40-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, 860-8555, Japan



  • Inquiries are accepted by email, not by phone.