It is possible to use the following systems in emergency situations, such as when there is a sudden change in family finances. In all cases you will need to be asked for more details, so please get in direct touch with the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Section to begin with.
JASSO Scholarships (Urgent/Emergency Applications)
*Only for Japanese students or students with visa statuses such as “permanent resident”, “long-term resident”, “spouse or child of Japanese national” or “spouse or child of permanent resident”
Applicants whose family finances have changed suddenly as a result of a loss of work, business closure, or death of a main provider, or by suffering a natural disaster or fire, etc., who require a scholarship loan immediately, and who satisfy all of the following criteria, may be accepted as a JASSO scholarship student after an assessment is carried out.
- The reason for the sudden change in family finances must have occurred within the past year.
- The applicant must be able to graduate within the standard years for degree.
Content of Scholarship
Type 1 Scholarship (Urgent Loan) and Type 2 Scholarship (Emergency Loan)
How to Apply
If you have already carried out a scholarship registration, submit documents proving the change in your family finances to the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Section and undertake an assessment by JASSO. If you have not yet carried out a scholarship registration, collect the registration documents needed to make a normal registration (including documents proving the change in your family finances), submit these to the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Section and undertake an assessment by JASSO.
In all cases, there will be differences in the required documentation so please contact the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Section office on the 1st Floor of Toyama Campus Student Union Building as soon as possible. (A face-to-face meeting with the student in question is required in order to make an application.)
Students’ Emergency Loan System
Only in cases when a student is struggling to find funds because he or she needs to make an emergency trip home, as a result of sudden illness, or for other unexpected circumstances (such as theft, etc.), a loan may be made to the student in question up to a maximum limit of 30,000 yen after the circumstances are assessed. As a general rule, this loan system shall be provided to students who are living away from home (boarding students).
Examples of when a loan will not be made under the assessment (Loans will not be made for reasons that could have been predicted in advance.)
- Insufficient living funds
- Insufficient course registration funds
Waseda University Emergency Scholarship
Students whose family finances have changed suddenly within the past year for reasons such as the loss of work, business closure, or death of a main provider, or as a result of suffering a natural disaster or fire, etc., may apply for a Waseda University Emergency Scholarship. (Students who are unable to graduate within the minimum course term are not eligible to apply.) Further details will be displayed in advance at your faculty or graduate school. Scholarship applications are carried out every summer (July) and winter (December).
* Japanese students (including permanent residents, special permanent residents, long-term residents, and the spouses and children of Japanese nationals) are eligible to apply only when they have been recommend for or are already receiving a JASSO scholarship or if they have applied under the above Urgent/Emergency Applications.
Study Assistance Program
The Study Assistance Program supports undergraduate and graduate students who are members of The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (NFUCA) and who are suffering severe financial difficulties in continuing with their studies as a result of the death of a family breadwinner (main provider) during their period of enrollment. A single payment of 100,000 yen is provided as a grant, which does not need to be repaid (each family is limited to a single application).
For more details please send an e-mail using the inquiries link at Waseda University Coop , or call 03-3207-8613 (direct line). Alternatively, contact the Study Assistance Program Promotion Committee Secretariat office on : 0120-335770 (free-dial) with any questions.
Applications may not be made in any of the following cases:
- When it is possible for a student to receive the mutual aid money based on the “special contract for benefactor’s death from accident” of the University Co-operatives Mutual Federation Student Mutual Benefit
- Government-sponsored international students
- When a student does not apply within six months of the death of the breadwinner (main provider) in question