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To all students and guarantors facing difficulties with paying academic fees and expenses as a consequence of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease):

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on economic development in Japan and globally. Keio University has multiple measures in place to economically support Keio students who are facing difficulties with paying academic fees and expenses due to sudden changes in the circumstances surrounding their household finances. We will continue to offer support to ensure that the enthusiasm of our students for academic learning is not extinguished because of economic reasons. Please consider taking advantage of these services.

(Updated on: May 8, 2020)
Office of Student Services


System for deferring payment of academic fees and expenses (tuition, etc.)

Tuition deferment system
In situations where it is difficult to transfer the payment for academic fees and expenses (tuition, etc.) by the designated date, it is possible to postpone payment of academic fees and expenses for a fixed period.


Scholarships offered by the university

Keio University Degree Completion Scholarship (The Application Guideline has been released on May 8, 2020)
Keio University has begun financial support to students who have difficulty in continuing their studies due to financial difficulties such as sudden changes in household budget. Since it is expected that there will be many students whose economic situation will deteriorate due to the impact of COVID-19's spread, we will increase the scholarship limit by about 500 million yen, and will greatly expand the scale of support from the average year (maximum annual amount of 400,000 yen).
If you wish to receive a scholarship, please apply according to the application guideline.
(Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students including privately-financed international students)

Year 2000 Commemorative Education Fund Emergency Scholarship

This is a donor designated scholarship that supports Keio students who face difficulties continuing their studies due to sudden changes in their household finances after admission to Keio University.
(Eligibility: undergraduate students; two calls for applications will be made in the year in May and November)

Other scholarships
Scholarships are available to meet a variety of demands irrespective of any sudden changes to household finances. Scholarships operated through donations from the Mita-kai (alumni associations), Atsushi household, etc., assist with economically supporting Keio students with a bright future.

National scholarships

New Study Support System for Higher Education
Applications can be made whenever necessary in cases where income for the last three months has decreased to the equivalent of a household exempted from paying tax due to sudden changes in household finances. If an application is accepted, tuition will be reduced in addition to the payment of a scholarship stipend. Because this support can be received in conjunction with internal scholarships, it is recommended that those who are eligible actively apply.
Note that in the case of sudden changes in household finances from January 2019 to March 2020, applications will be accepted according to the guidelines below(Japanese only). Please ensure to prepare as soon as possible to avoid missing the application deadline.

Japan Student Services Organization's (JASSO) Emergency Scholarship Loans Type 1 and 2
You can make an application because of sudden changes in your household finances. Although this is a loan-type scholarship, please make use of this option to secure the finances required to pay presently outstanding academic fees and expenses.


Scholarships of private foundations, etc.

Private Organizations and Local Government Scholarships
These are scholarships provided by private organizations and local governments to economically support students, in anticipation of their future activities, who despite excelling academically face difficulties with continuing with their studies for financial reasons. Keio University receives requests for recommendation from over 140 organizations. There are also numerous scholarships for privately financed international students, a notable characteristic of which is the large amount provided for stipends.



Applications for the "Subsidy system to support Keio students who are facing financial difficulties begin taking online classes"

This system partially subsidizes the cost to set up a communication environment for Keio students who are facing difficulties with preparing a communication environment suitable for taking online classes due to their financial situation, so as to ensure that they do not miss out on any opportunities to receive education.




Applications for Special Flat-rate Relief Payment (provisional name) Initiative
(100,000 yen relief payments from the Japanese government)

As part of its "Economic Emergency Measures for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)," the Japanese government has confirmed that it will implement a Special Flat-rate Relief Payment (provisional name) Initiative, with an overview given below.

  • On the base date (April 27, 2020), persons recorded on the Basic Resident Register will be eligible to apply for relief payments, with the head of the household to which they belong designated as the person who will take receipt of these payments of 100,000 yen for each eligible householder.
  • Foreign nationals who are resident in Japan and recorded on the Basic Resident Register will also be eligible to receive this relief payment. In addition, Japanese nationals including students who have returned from overseas study and are resident in Japan as of the base date, will also be eligible to receive the relief payment by completing the procedures to renew their Certificate of Residence, whether or not resident registration is renewed after the base date.
  • Applications will be made using application documents sent in the post to heads of households by the municipal authorities or online (can be used by holders of an Individual Number [My Number] card), and relief payments will in principle be paid by bank transfer to a bank account in the name of the applicant.
  • The start date for registrations and the start date for payments will be decided by the municipality, and the application deadline will be within three months from the start date for registrations for those sent by post.

*The above details are provisional as of April 22 and may be subject to change depending on ongoing considerations.
*Implementation of this relief payment will be subject to the approval of the FY 2020 supplementary budget proposal.

<Important Notes>

Fraud, etc. in the guise of relief payments is expected.

- Requests to complete ATM cash transactions by the municipality, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, etc.
- Requests by the municipality for transfer of a processing fee for payment of Special Flat-rate Relief by the municipality, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, etc.
Please take sufficient care as the above examples will not occur under any circumstances.

[Japanese language only] Website: Overview of the Special Flat-rate Relief Payment (provisional name) Initiative (proposed) (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)