[IMPORTANT] Payment of student support funds due to the spread of the novel coronavirus
Financial support systems
1. Extension of deadline for tuition payment and deferred-payment system
The tuition payment deadline will be extended from April 23 to the end of May. We apologize for the late notice to those who have already made the payment.
Musashino University offers a deferred-payment system that allows tuition payment to be delayed until July 20 for the first semester of the 2020 academic year.
In mid-May, "Information regarding deferred payment" will be sent to those who have not completed the payment. Please refer to that information for procedure to follow if you have difficulty making the payment by May 29.
2. If your household income has decreased considerably and it has become difficult to pay tuition, etc.
[Scholarship system for the University’s international students]
A system offered for students who are willing to study, but who face extreme difficulty studying due to sudden changes in household finances due to death, job loss, illness of a parent or other payer of tuition, disaster, etc.
[Target] All faculties
[Qualifications] Enrolled students facing sudden a change in household finances due to the death of parent, etc.
[Annual payment] Within an amount corresponding to tuition
Other scholarships for international students are listed below. We will provide information on them once applications open.
[Livelihood Welfare Fund Loan System from social welfare councils]
The Livelihood Welfare Fund is loan system offered at 0% interest led by prefectural social welfare councils and offered by municipal social welfare councils. It offers funds for different circumstances and needs (expenses for entering University, etc.).
For more information, please contact your nearest municipal social welfare council or prefectural social welfare council.
Japan National Council of Social Welfare: Livelihood Welfare Fund
Some of the information is translated in English here.
[Special Cash Payments from the government]
Payments will be made to those who are registered with the Basic Resident Registration System as of the specified date (April 27, 2020).
International students, including exchange students, are also eligible.
The head of household applies by mail or online (online applications are available for My Number Card holders) using the application form sent by post from municipalities to the head of household, and the payment will be transferred to the bank account of the applicant, in principle.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: Special Cash Payments
[Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies]
Application is made through the university. Please check the notices from the university on MUSCAT for details.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies