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[Economic distress including sudden changes to household finances due to the impact of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)]
[Economic distress for other reasons]
(Updated on: May 8, 2020)
(Updated on: June 3, 2020)
(Updated on: June 17, 2020)
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Keio University has begun large-scale economic support utilizing the Degree Completion Scholarship for Keio students whose economic circumstances have deteriorated due to experiencing sudden changes in household finances or a reduction in income for part-time work due to the impact of COVID-19's spread.
The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who desire to study and are highly motivated to learn but due to deteriorating finances as a result of sudden changes in household finances, etc., or continuous financial difficulties, find it difficult to continue with their education. The recruitment of scholarship students for the Spring Semester of the 2020 academic year will especially focus on economic support for students who have experienced a dramatic deterioration in household finances, etc., due to the impact of COVID-19's spread, and the scale of the scholarship provision has been significantly expanded compared to previous years.
(The application guidelines for "students of households affected by severe disasters" such as damage from typhoons in 2019 will be announced separately.)
（a） Significant reduction in the earnings of household supporters due to the impact of COVID-19's spread
（b） Dramatic deterioration in economic circumstances but (a) does not apply
（c） Your household has been in a continuous state of impoverishment with no expectation for alleviation
[Undergraduate students (students with Japanese citizenship, etc.) only] The Japanese government's "New Study Support System for Higher Education" can be received in conjunction with this scholarship.
Amount approved by Keio University upon comprehensively assessing the economic circumstances of applicants (maximum annual amount of 400,000 yen)
(The average scholarship amount for the 2019 academic year was around 312,000 yen.)
1 year (Recipients may re-apply in the following academic year)
Approximately 1300 recipients
For Japanese students and international students whose status is "Permanent resident"; "Special permanent resident"; "Long-term resident"; "Dependent"; or "Child or spouse of Japanese national (permanent resident)."
Complete set of documents listed in the attachment, "Degree Completion Scholarship (Spring Semester) Checklist"
Degree Completion Scholarship Checklist(undergraduate students)
Degree Completion Scholarship Checklist (graduate students)
(An explanation of the required documents is provided in the booklet, "Scholarship Information Guidebook." Because it will take time to obtain some of the documents such as the "Certificate of Annual Income" which are required to ascertain the financial situation of a household, please begin preparing upon consulting with your family members.)
*For this application only, prescribed form Ⓐ at the end of the Scholarship Information Guidebook, "Checklist for Internal, Private Organization, and Local Government Scholarships," will not be used.
For privately-financed international students whose status of residence is "Student"
Submit the complete set of application documents by post.
(Click here for information on how to submit by post)
※For privately-financed international students, please apply by e-mail according to the International Center web site.
*The abovementioned "scholarship payment dates" may be delayed by several days depending on various factors.
Q. Where can I check the "Announcement of successful applicants"? (Updated on June 17, 2020)
・Students with Japanese citizenship, etc.
The announcement can be checked via the Online Scholarship Application System.
Selection status filed for the "Keio University Degree Completion Scholarship No.1(or No.2)":
[Selected Receiving] : You have been selected. The indicated amount will be transferred to your bank account in Japan.
[Not selected] : You were not selected.
・Privately financed international students
Q. Although I have already applied for other scholarships, I would like to amend the contents of the Application Form and Applicant Information Sheet that I submitted at that time.
A. If you would like to revise the contents of an Application Form and Applicant Information Sheet you have already submitted, you will need to print out the finalized versions of these again, and after amending/adding information to the relevant parts in red, send them along with the other application documents.
Additionally, if there has been a change in the financial situation of your household since the time of your first application you may additionally send required documents based on the latest financial situation of your household.
Q. I do not have a bank account in Japan. Is it possible to apply using an overseas bank account as the destination for the money transfer?
Q. It takes time to have various certification documents issued due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), and I am unable to prepare all of the designated documents by the second deadline (June 5).
Q. I cannot log in to the Online Scholarship Application System.
Q. Is submission of the "Degree Completion Scholarship (Spring Semester) Checklist" required even if I have already applied for other scholarships?
Q. As the office is currently closed, I do not have the "Keio University Scholarship Information Guidebook"/"Keio University Graduate School Scholarship Information Guidebook" to hand.
A. The Scholarship Information Guidebooks are available online. The various forms that are required are also available for download. Please obtain any forms you do not have to hand from the webpage below.https://www.students.keio.ac.jp/en/com/scholarships/apply/form.html
Q. I am international student, and I do not have a residence card because I have not entered Japan yet. Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?
A. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you have completed the "Scholarship Application Registration" for Spring semester in AY 2020.
Q. If my application is not accepted for the first deadline, can I reapply for the second deadline?
A. Although screening for this recruitment will be divided into two periods depending on when the applications are submitted, because the recruitment is for the same scholarship, your application will only be screened once (you will not be able to reapply). Furthermore, the selection criteria are the same regardless of the screening period.
Q. I am international student and I cannot find out forms 1) and 4) from the student website. Where are they placed?
A. For "1. Scholarship Application Form", please use "Scholarship Application Form for International Students[PDF]" under "Download Forms". For "4. Study Plan", please use "Study Plan[Word]" under "Download Forms for the Keio University Degree Completion Scholarship".