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Financial Support

Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies
  • This aid is for all students in university or other educational institutions in Japan who face difficulties continuing their studies due to the COVID-19.
  • Although recipients must fulfill criteria, such as not living at home and covering tuition with resources such as part-time work, or losing a significant amount of income due to COVID-19.
【For More Details】
    • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. “Emergency Student Support Handout for Continuing Studies.
    • Ask your school!
    • In addition, various universities and other educational institutions have financial support programmes for students. Please check the HP of your scholl!
【Job Hunting Support】
Check 【Unable to Work

VISA

For students influenced by the spread of COVID-19

International students who wish to keep receiving education at an educational institution

Even if you change the school, you are permitted to renew the period of stay.
Previously, the period of stay for taking Japanese language education was up to two years, but it is permitted to renew the period of stay for more than two years for those who cannot take classes due to the closure of school caused by the COVID-19.
If you obtain permission to engage in an activity other than that permitted by the status of residence previously granted, you can work part-time within 28 hours a week.

International students who have difficulties returning to your country or other countries even though you have graduated from school.

●Normal rules
Permitted to change the residency qualification to “Temporary Visitor(90 days)”.
※You cannot work part-time with the qualification, “Temporary Visitor(90 days)”.

●Special rules
Permitted to change to “Designated Activities(6months, permitted to work part-time within 28 hours a week, 6 months)”.

International students who wish to hunt a job in Japan after graduation.

Permitted to change to “Designated Activities (permitted to work part-time within 28 hours a week, 6 months)”. ※ Limited to those who graduated from an educational institution on or after January 1, 2020.

When foreign nationals seek a job with the qualification, “Designated Activities(6months)”, they are permitted to renew it once for one year since graduation normally. However, it is possible to renew it for more than one year because there are difficulties for job hunting due to the restriction for going out to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

【For More Details】
The period of Certificate of Eligibility for international students planning to enter Japan

You can get more detail from the site below.

Check 【VISA: Foreign nationals planning to enter Japan】

If you have any questions or problems, such as how to submit applications, please feel free to contact as.

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FAQ

QI cannot pay for house rent and tuition because I lost a part-time job due to COVID-19.

There is Emergency Student Support conducted by the government.
You can also gain support from educational institutions and apply them to postpone the tuition payment.
First of all, please contact your school to get more information about assistance.
Besides, there are employment sites that specialize in international students to find a job.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact us.

QI graduated from school in March, 2020, but my job offer was retracted because of the financial crisis coused by COVID-19.

Japanese government announces that If a company cancels the job offer, it must support students to find a job.
Dismissal without explanation is not allowed.
Since the issue requires expert judgment and law analysis, please feel free to contact us.

QI would like to apply for a scholarship, but it is difficult to prepare applications.

You need a lot of documents to apply for a scholarship program.
It is expected that emergency support under the circumstances of COVID-19 requires more application.
We will consult and support any problems. Please feel free to contact us.

QI cannot return my country even though I have graduated from school.

If you have difficulties returning to your country due to the spread of COVID-19,
it is permitted to change your status of residence to “Designated Activities(permitted to work part-time within 28 hours a week, 6 months)”. The issue about the residency qualifications requires expert judgement.
We will consult and support any problems, even if they are complicated or if you cannot consult the government.
Please feel free to contact us.