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Emergency Aid and Disaster Victims Scholarships

Students can apply to the scholarships below when the continuation of their studies at Keio University is threatened by sudden changes to household finances resulting from the unemployment or bereavement of the main financial supporter, or because of earthquakes, fires, or flooding. Students should first consult with the scholarship section that is located on each campus.


Keio University Degree Completion Scholarship

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).
(Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students including privately-financed international students)
【The Application Guideline has been released on May 8, 2020】

If you wish to receive a scholarship, please apply according to the application guideline.


Year 2000 Commemorative Education Fund Emergency Scholarship

This is a donor designated scholarship that supports Keio students who face difficulties continuing their studies at Keio University due to sudden changes to household finances resulting from the unemployment or bereavement of the main financial supporter. Current undergraduate students at Keio University are eligible to apply (excluding international students) (recruits twice a year in May and November).



Keio University Recovery Assistance Scholarship for Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake

This scholarship supports Keio students who face difficulties continuing their studies due to sudden changes in household finances resulting from being a victim of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the main financial supporter of the household, or the students themselves if responsible for paying academic fees and expenses, reside in an area covered by the Disaster Relief Act for the Great East Japan Earthquake.



Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Emergency Scholarship Loans Types 1 and 2

These are JASSO scholarship loans. Students who have been affected by the following circumstances are eligible to apply if resulting in sudden changes to household finances. Applications are accepted at any time. First consult with the scholarship section on your campus.


  • Unemployment or resignation/retirement of the main financial supporter of the household
  • Bereavement of or separation from (divorce, disappearance, etc.) the main financial supporter of the household
  • Bankruptcy of the main financial supporter of the household
  • Significant rise in the expenditure or decrease in the income of the main financial supporter of the household due to sudden changes in household finances resulting from illness, accidents, corporate bankruptcy, economic downturns, etc.
  • Significant rise in the expenditure or decrease in the income of the main financial supporter of the household due to being a victim of a disaster such as an earthquake, flooding, or fire, and are subject to application of the Disaster Relief Act or the Act on Interim Measures for Financing Farmers, Woodsmen and Fishermen Suffering from Natural Disasters, or is a victim of a disaster causing comparable damage.



Government's New Study Support System for Higher Education "sudden changes in household finances" (Japan Student Services Organization [JASSO] "benefit-type scholarship" and reduction or exemption of tuition fees, etc.)

Under the New Study Support System for Higher Education, reductions or exemption of tuition fees, etc., and Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) benefit-type scholarships are available.
※This system applies to undergraduate students only.(For Japanese Undergraduate Students and International Undergraduate Students whose status of residence is "Permanent residents," "Special Permanent residents," "Long-term residents," "Dependents," or "Child or spouse of Japanese national (permanent resident).")
Please note that graduate students are not eligible.

Applications are accepted whenever there is a need, but you must apply within 3 months from the time you experience a sudden change in household finances.

Please consult with the scholarships and financial aid coordinator at respective campuses immediately upon any sudden changes in your household finances.
Note that if the reasons for sudden changes in household finances occurred in or after January 2019 and in or before March 2020 prior to advancement to the next year level, it is necessary to apply to Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) through the university within two months of advancing to the next year level. Persons who wish to apply are requested to submit their application forms in line with these guidelines.


The following are applicable as reasons for a sudden change in household finances:
  • A.If one (or both) of the persons who financially supports the family dies
  • B.If one (or both) of the persons who financially supports the family has difficulty working for 6 months or more due to an accident or illness
  • C.If one (or both) of the persons who financially supports the family loses his/her job (limited to involuntary unemployment)
  • D.If the persons who financially support the family are victims of an earthquake, fire, storm and flood damage, etc., and fall under one of the following:
    (1)One of A to C above is applicable
    (2)The disaster resulted in a situation in which one (or both) of the persons who financially supports the family is unknown to be alive or dead, is missing, or is having difficulties working, thereby drastically reducing the household income

Please check the following website for information regarding what support this system offers to those who are experiencing sudden changes in household finances as well as the requirements to qualify.



Furthermore, if you are experiencing a sudden change in household finances due to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), please also check the following website.

JASSO webpage "Support for those whose are experiencing a sudden change in household finances due to the effects of COVID-19"
*Japanese Only

※For more information on the "New Study Support System for Higher Education" as well as the eligibility requirements, please refer to "Government's New Study Support System for Higher Education"(Japanese Only) on the Keio University website.