Second Round of Emergency Student Fund for Continued Studies

This program is for 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. The first round of this programme ran from May through June.


Those w
ho wish to apply for aid in this second round of the programme should read the overview on the MEXT website:

Students who applied in the first round will automatically be screened again together with the new applicants, so there's no need to reapply.

Two-step Application Process

Step 1:
Submit the online application form using DCMail.
Deadline: Applications must be received by July 15, 2020.
Students should submit the online application form as soon as possible, before sending the required supporting documents by post. This is to facilitate the screening process.

Second Round Application Form:

Step 2:
Submit the required supporting documents by post.
Deadline: Documents must arrive by July 15, 2020.
After submitting the online application, students must print out the forms below and send them by registered mail together with the supporting documents specified in the online application.

Form 1: Emergency Student Fund Application
Form 2: Pledge

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 enquiries:

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