Emergency Student Fund for Continued Studies - Applications Now Open

This program is aimed at students who are living independently and struggling financially to continue their studies because their income from part-time employment has dropped since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Such students are eligible - upon application and screening - to receive a cash payment from the government.

Those who wish to apply should first read the "Program Overview" on the MEXT website:

Two-step Application Process

Step 1:
Submit the online application form using DCMail.
Deadline: June 3, 2020
Students should submit the online application form as soon as possible, before sending the supporting documents by post. This is to facilitate the screening process.

Application Form

Step 2:
Submit the required supporting documents by post.
Deadline: June 10, 2020 (Postmarked)
After submitting the online application, students must print out the forms below (direct download), and send them together with the supporting documents specified in the online application.

Form 1: Emergency Student Fund Application
Form 2: Statement of Agreement to Terms of Emergency Student Fund

Mailing address

Please send all the required documents by registered mail to:
980-8576 Sendai-shi, Aoba-ku,
Kawauchi 41
Tohoku University Emergency Support Counseling Center
(Education and Student Support Department)

For all inquiries                 

Please use this form:

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