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(Updated on: June 15, 2020)
Office of Student Services
・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)
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)
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.
・Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has issued a notice regarding the Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies, which provides emergency cash payments to prevent students, etc., who are facing difficulties continuing their studies due to a reduction in income from part-time jobs, etc., as a result of the spread of COVID-19 from giving up their studies.
Please refer to the above WEB page for information on how to apply.
・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.
・Japan Student Services Organization's (JASSO) "Emergency Interest-free Loan-type Scholarships"
・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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.