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Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO)Scholarship

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1. What is the JASSO Scholarship?

The JASSO Scholarship is a scholarship provided by the Japanese government as a means to offer support to excellent domestic students in need of financial assistance either in the form of a loan or grant.

2. Types of JASSO Scholarships: Grant-Type and Loan-Type

Grant-Type:

Does not need to be paid back.

Loan-Type:

Must be paid back after graduation.

  • First-Class: No interest (pay back the principal amount only)
  • Second-Class: Interest-bearing (pay back the principal amount plus interest)

3. Scholarship Details (for 2023 Semester)

(1) Grant-Type Scholarship

  • Scholarship that materialized from the Japanese government’s New System for Higher Education Aid.

  • Scholarship recipients will receive: (Does not need to be paid back)

    • Monthly stipend

    • Tuition reduction (up to 700,000 yen / year)

      • Students selected for the JASSO Grant-Type Scholarship will also be selected for the APU Domestic Student Tuition Reduction Scholarship (Separate application required)
        If the JASSO Tuition Reduction amount is less than half of the tuition fee, APU will increase the tuition reduction amount to half of the APU tuition amount.

        JASSO Tuition Reduction + Domestic Student Tuition Reduction = half of the tuition amount

      • You must first pay the tuition fees in full the semester you apply. The university will refund the reduction amount later (Spring Semester Applicants: in mid-October / Fall Semester Applicants: in mid-February). You will receive a tuition invoice that reflects the tuition reduction amount from the following semester.

    • Admissions Fee (Only for students who will receive this scholarship beginning from the month they enroll.)

  • Scholarship Amount
    There are three categories according to recipients’ income and assets. Your category will be decided by JASSO.

    Category Admissions Fee
    Reduction
    JASSO Tuition Reduction
    Amount (per year) *
    Stipend (per month)
    Not commuting from
    parents’ home
    Commuting from
    parents’ home
    First Category 200,000 yen 700,000 yen 775,800 yen 38,300 yen
    Second Category 133,400 yen 466,700 yen 50,600 yen 25,600 yen
    Third Category 66,700 yen 233,400 yen 25,300 yen 12,800 yen
    • *

      As mentioned above, if the JASSO Tuition Reduction amount is less than half the tuition fee, APU will increase the tuition reduction amount to half of the APU tuition amount if you apply for the APU Domestic Student Tuition Reduction Scholarship. Click here for details.

    • *

      For the first few months after being selected, All JASSO scholarship recipients will receive the monthly stipend amount for those “commuting from parents’ home.” You will need to submit documentation that proves you are not commuting from your parents’ home for JASSO to reassess your commuting status. You will begin receiving the “not commuting from parents’ home” amount if JASSO certifies you as a student not commuting from your parents’ home based on the documents you submitted. (The assessment takes approximately 3 to 4 months). Students whose status is changed to “not commuting from parents’ home” will receive a payment from JASSO for the difference in the two amounts for the length of time you received the “commuting from parents’ home” stipend amount.

  • Eligibility Requirements / Selection Criteria

    • JASSO 進学資金シミュレーター(University Expenses Simulator)

      • Before you apply, please use the JASSO 進学資金シミュレーター ((University Expenses Simulator ) to check if you are eligible for the JASSO Grant-Type Scholarship.
      • When using the simulator, please select “進学資金シミュレーター”→“奨学金選択シミュレーション”→ “給付奨学金シミュレーション(保護者向け)”
    • Students selected for this scholarship will undergo an annual Assessment for Continuation to check if they satisfy the financial aid and academic criteria. Your scholarship will be suspended if you do not satisfy the criteria. Moreover, you may be asked to return the scholarship money if your academic results are exceedingly lower than the criteria.

  • Information

(2) Loan-Type Scholarship

  • Unlike the Grant-Type Scholarship, Loan-Type Scholarship recipients are obligated to pay back the scholarship money.
    Scholarship recipients ought to pay back the money themselves. The money that former recipients return after graduation will be immediately used as funds for the next batch of scholarship recipients. Before you apply, please think about how necessary it is for you to receive this scholarship in light of your financial situation, life plan, and how much you will need to return after graduation.

  • Types of Loan-Type Scholarships

    • First-Class: No interest
    • Second-Class: Interest-bearing
  • Scholarships you can receive simultaneously:

    • You can receive both the First-Class and Second-Class Loan-Type Scholarships at the same time.

    • Receiving both the Grant-Type and Loan-Type Scholarship

      • First-Class Loan-Type Scholarship
        You can receive both the Grant-Type and First-Class Loan-Type Scholarships, however, the Loan-Type Scholarship amount will be adjusted according to your Grant-Type Scholarship category. Click here for details.
      • Second-Class Loan-Type Scholarship
        You can simultaneously receive both the Grant-Type and Second-Class Loan-Type Scholarships. There are no restrictions.
  • Scholarship Amount (per month)

    First-Class Loan-Type Scholarship (No interest)

    • You can choose the loan amount yourself.

    • You can only select the maximum loan amount if you satisfy the JASSO financial aid criteria.

        Maximum amount Other amounts you can choose
      Not commuting from
      parents’ home
      64,000 yen 54,000 yen / 50,000 yen / 40,000 yen / 30,000 yen / 20,000 yen
      Commuting from
      parents’ home
      54,000 yen 40,000 yen / 30,000 yen / 20,000 yen

      <Notes>
      If you receive both the Grant-Type and First-Class Loan-Type Scholarships:
      The loan amount will change from the month you start receiving both of these scholarships as follows.

      Category of Grant-Type
      Scholarship
      First-Class Loan-Type Scholarship amount
      Not commuting from parents’ home Commuting from parents’ home
      First-Category 0 yen (Loan-Type gets suspended) 0 yen (Loan-Type gets suspended)
      Second-Category 0 yen (Loan-Type gets suspended) 0 yen (Loan-Type gets suspended)
      Third-Category 19,200 yen (fixed) 21,700 yen (fixed)

    Second-Class Loan-Type Scholarship (Interest-bearing)

    • You can choose the loan amount yourself.

    • You can select your loan amount within the parameters of the amounts listed below regardless of whether you commute from your parents’ home or not.

      Amount 20,000 yen - 120,000 yen
      (You can choose the amount in units of 10,000 yen)
  • Eligibility Requirements / Selection Criteria

  • Information

4. Application Schedule (Same for both Grant-Type and Loan-Type)
※Information below is for 2023 Autumn Semester.

Application for AY2023 Fall semester is closed.

Application Preliminary Registration Web registration (first round) September 21-October 16 Closed
Submit the application form Student Office during office hour October 3 - October 17 Closed
user ID and password for entering the JASSO website (Scholarnet) Will be issued after submitting the application form Student Office. Closed
Fill in Scholarnet(web) Web registration (secound time) October 24
Submit the My Number Submission form
(by JASSO deadline)
Send it to JASSO directly October 31 (mandatory)
First payment Scholarship money will be transferred to scholar's bank account. December 11
Notification of result Campus Terminal Early of the month of first payment
Post-selection procedures Distributed at the Student Office counter End of the month of first payment
*First payment might be late if screening by JASSO takes time

◆Autumn 2023 Information Session◆

Regular application information session will be held during new student orientation!

This will include an overview of the scholarship and how to apply, focusing on the website!
Those who wish to apply (including current students) are encouraged to attend.

Date October 3 2023
Time 15:30~16:30
Place F103

Please visit JASSO Official Website for the detail of JASSO Grant-Type / Loan-Type Scholarship.
JASSO Official Website
JASSO Cousultation Center TEL:0570-666-301

5. Application Method
(Information below is for 2023 Autumn Semester.)

Step 1: Autumn 2023 Application Preliminary Registration (Web registration first round)(2023秋 出願事前登録)

Autumn2023 Application Preliminary Registration
※You are unable to submit RISING-FDC on the website during 4:30am to 5:30 am (Japan time) every day, and 7:30pm on Wednesday to 5:30am on Thursday (Japan time) every week

* To apply, you will need a copy of the AY 2023 Scholarship Guide for Students.
Scholarship Guide will be distributed at New Student Orientation.

Those who wish to receive Scholasrhip Guide by post should follow the steps below.

  • Select "Sent by post" at application preliminary registration
  • Write your student ID number or examination number for new students, name, and the name of scholarship you would like to apply for (Grant-Type or Loan-Type) on a piece of paper. (You can write this information on the outside of the envelope instead of writing it on a piece of paper.)
  • Send unused Letter Pack to University's address below.
    Please be sure to fill in your address in the “お届け先/ To” as we will use this Letter Pack to send you the documents.

Address: 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan,
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Student Office JASSO Scholarship
※Scholarship Guide will be sent after mid of September.

Step 2: Fill out preparation sheet (included in the scholarship guide).

Please use the sample form to prepare your application.

Loan-type Grant-type

Step 3: Submit the following application documents to the University by the submission deadline (書類提出)

(Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.)

Grant-Type Necessary Documents(給付奨学金)
Document name/書類名 Submitted by/提出者 How to get the document/
取得方法
JASSO Domestic Scholarship Checklist for documents submission/
JASSO国内奨学金 提出書類チェック表
All applicants/全員 Download
Confirmation Form/給付奨学金確認書 All applicants/全員 Enclosed in Application Forms/
奨学金案内同封
Completion Screen of Web registration (first round)/
出願事前登録 登録完了メール画面
All applicants/全員 Web registration (first round)/
出願事前登録
The original of filled out ”スカラネット入力下書き用紙(Preparation Sheet for Scholarnet)”/
記入済みスカラネット入力下書き用紙の原本
All applicants/全員 Enclosed in Application Forms/
奨学金案内同封
Certificate (Kazei Shomeisho) or Certificate of Tax Exemption Copy(Hikazei Shomeisho) for your father, mother/
生計維持者の2023年度(2022年分)課税(非課税)証明書コピー
All applicants/全員 Local government/
自治体等
Printout of the “給付奨学金シミュレーション(保護者向け)(Kyufu Shogakukin Simulation (for parents/legal guardians))” results on the JASSO website/
進学資金シミュレーター(保護者向け)試算結果コピー
All applicants/全員 JASSO
Application Form for JASSO Tuition Reduction Scholarship Form A1/
授業料等減免の対象者の認定に関する申請書(A様式)
All applicants/全員 Download
Study Plan(You only need to submit one study plan even if you are also applying for the JASSO Loan-Type Scholarship or Domestic Student Tuition Reduction)/
学修計画書(貸与奨学金を同時申請する方は1枚の提出で構いません)
All applicants/全員 Download
Domestic Student Tuition Reduction Scholarship Application Form/
国内学生授業料減免願書
All applicants/全員 Download
Domestic Student Tuition Reduction Scholarship Application Guidelines
Form for the change of the way of commuting 通学形態変更届(様式35)※RA of AP House is not eligible for the status of student not commuting from your parents'house※APハウスRAは自宅外通学支給対象外 All applicants who are not commuting from parents'house/
給付希望者で自宅外通学者全員
Download
sample
Certificate of commuting(not from parents'house)
* See the chart on the Form for the change of the way of commuting
通学形態変更届/自宅外通学証明書類※通学形態変更届(裏面)チャート参照
All applicants who are not commuting from parents'house nor AP House/
給付希望者の自宅外通学者でAPハウス以外
Real estate management company/
賃貸管理会社等
Either ① or ②(Copy)*On/以下いずれか1つ(コピー)※通知表など①②以外は受付不可
①Sealed Official Transcript which has grade average for 3 years from the high school*It is different from trasncript/評定平均(1~3年)がわかる高校の成績調査書
※成績証明書とは異なります
②Document that shows you have passed the “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” (Kotogakko)/ 高等学校卒業程度認定試験合格通知等
2023 Spring Semester Enrollees/
2023 Fall Semester Enrollees
2023年度春/2023年度秋
入学者
①High shool, etc/出身校
Basically, financial supporter need to be registerd as two people. If you will register one person for it, please read Grant-type Scholarship Application Instruction p.12, and submit the copy of family register./
生計維持者は原則2名。給付奨学金案内P12参照の上、生計維持者1名で申請する方は、証明書類(戸籍謄本)のコピー
Applicants who register one person for financial supporter/
生計維持者1名と申請する方
Local government/
自治体等
Copy of both sides of your residence card or a document that shows your residential status and period of stay./
在留資格と在留期間が明記されている書類や在留カード両面コピー
Applicants whose nationality is not Japanese/
学生本人が外国籍の方
 
either one(copy) 以下いずれか1つ(コピー)
Jido (Satooya) Itaku Shomeisho (Certificate of Entrustment to a Foster Family); or Sochi Kaijo Kettei Tsuchisho (Notice of Cancellation of the Measure)/
施設等在籍証明書、児童(里親)委託証明書、措置解除決定通知書                   
Applicants who resided in a child care institution or foster family’s home until they turned/
18歳まで児童養護施設等に入所していた方や里親による養育を受けていた方
 
①Document instead of My Number/マイナンバーに代わる提出書類
②Income Calculation Form for financial supporters living overseas/海外居住者のための収入基準額算出ツール兼申告書
③Documents regarding income of applicant and financial supporters/生計維持者や学生本人の収入に関する書類
④Certificate of your family members/世帯構成の証明書類
Applicants whose applicant and financial supporters living overseas between January, 2022 and December, 2022
①~③ All applicants above
④Only if applicable Instruction JASSO Official
※JASSO official&See Grant-Type Scholarship Application Instruction p.18
2022/1~12の期間
生計維持者や学生本人が海外居住居住等の方
①~③全員/④該当者のみ
※JASSO公式HPと給付奨学金P18参照
①~③
JASSO
④Local government/
自治体等
Transcript from the university (specialized training college or junior college) you previously attended./
前大学(専門学校や短期大学等)の成績証明書
Applicants who transfer to APU in 2023/
2023年度編入学の方
Previous schools, etc/
前大学等
Grant-Type Necessary Documents (貸与奨学金)
Document name/書類名 Submitted by/提出者 How to get the document/
取得方法
JASSO Domestic Scholarship Checklist for documents submission/
JASSO国内奨学金 提出書類チェック表
All applicants/全員 Download
Confirmation Form/Consent Form for the Handling of Personal Credit Information/
確認書類兼個人信用情報の取り扱いに関する同意書
All applicants/全員 Enclosed in Application Forms/
奨学金案内同封
Completion Screen of Web registration (first round)/
出願事前登録 登録完了メール画面
All applicants/全員 Web registration (first round)/
出願事前登録
The original of filled out ”スカラネット入力下書き用紙(Preparation Sheet for Scholarnet)”/
記入済みスカラネット入力下書き用紙の原本
All applicants/全員 Enclosed in Application Forms/
奨学金案内同封
Study Plan(You only need to submit one study plan even if you are also applying for the JASSO Loan-Type Scholarship)/
学修計画書(給付奨学金を同時申請する方は1枚の提出で構いません)
All applicants/全員 Download
Either ① or ②(Copy)*On/
以下いずれか1つ(コピー)※通知表など①②以外は受付不可
①Sealed Official Transcript which has grade average for 3 years from the high school*It is different from trasncript/
評定平均(1~3年)がわかる高校の成績調査書
※成績証明書とは異なります
②Document that shows you have passed the “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” (Kotogakko)/
高等学校卒業程度認定試験合格通知等
2023 Spring Semester Enrollees/
2023 Fall Semester Enrollees
2023年度春/2023年度秋
入学者
①High shool, etc/
出身校
Certificate of Income *See Loan-type Scholarship Application Instruction p.32-38/
収入に関する証明書類
※貸与奨学金案内P32~P38参照
Applicants whose financial information is not available by Mynumber/
マイナンバーで収入情報が取得できない方
 
Certificate of special deductions *See Loan-type Scholarship Application Instruction p.39/
特別控除に関する証明書類
※貸与奨学金案内P39参照
Applicants who apply for special deductions/
特別控除を申請する方
 
Basically, financial supporter need to be registerd as two people. If you will register one person for it, please read Loan-Type Scholarship Application Instruction p.12, and submit the copy of family register./
生計維持者は原則2名。貸与奨学金案内P12参照の上、生計維持者1名で申請する方は、証明書類(戸籍謄本)のコピー
Applicants who register one person for financial supporter/
生計維持者1名と申請する方
Local government/
自治体等
Copy of both sides of your residence card or a document that shows your residential status and period of stay./
在留資格と在留期間が明記されている書類や在留カード両面コピー
Applicants whose nationality is not Japanese/
学生本人が外国籍の方
 
either one(copy) 以下いずれか1つ(コピー)
Jido (Satooya) Itaku Shomeisho (Certificate of Entrustment to a Foster Family); or Sochi Kaijo Kettei Tsuchisho (Notice of Cancellation of the Measure)/
施設等在籍証明書、児童(里親)委託証明書、措置解除決定通知書                   
Applicants who resided in a child care institution or foster family’s home until they turned/
18歳まで児童養護施設等に入所していた方や里親による養育を受けていた方
 
①Document instead of My Number/マイナンバーに代わる提出書類
②Income Calculation Form for financial supporters living overseas/海外居住者のための収入基準額算出ツール兼申告書
③Documents regarding income of applicant and financial supporters/生計維持者や学生本人の収入に関する書類
④Certificate of your family members/世帯構成の証明書類
Applicants whose applicant and financial supporters living overseas between January, 2022 and December, 2022
①~③ All applicants above
④Only if applicable Instruction JASSO Official
2022/1~12の期間
生計維持者や学生本人が海外居住居住等の方
①~③全員/④該当者のみ
※JASSO公式HP参照
①~③
JASSO
④Local government/
自治体等
Transcript from the university (specialized training college or junior college) you previously attended./
前大学(専門学校や短期大学等)の成績証明書
Applicants who transfer to APU in 2023/
2023年度編入学の方
Previous schools, etc/
前大学等

Step 4: Receive a user ID and password for entering the JASSO website (Scholarnet) from the University. Web registration (second time)(識別番号配布)

After submitting all the application documents without any correction, you receive user ID and password at Student Office.
This ID and password can be used for Scholarnet registraion only for this time of recruitment.
You will need another ID and password to login Scholarnet Personal after recruitment.

Step 5: Enter information on the JASSO website (Scholarnet) (Web registration second round)(スカラネット入力)

Top - Scholarnet (jasso.go.jp)
For detailed information on how to operate the website, please refer to page 19 to 22 of the Guide to Grant-type Scholarship and page 40 to 43 of the Guide to Loan-type Scholarship.

* The JASSO system is only available in Japanese. If you do not know how to operate the system, please come to the Student Office.

The image above is the sample provided by JASSO. The actual one can be different.

You need to take other procedures or re-enter information if you enter wrong information on Scholarnet.
Please make sure that you enter correct information.

Login to Scholarnet using your ID and password and enter the required information.
[Loan-Type Applicants]If there is an error in the input information, correction procedures (e.g., correction with a personal seal) will occur after hiring.
In case of personal guarantee: For joint guarantor/guarantor address, enter the address on the certificate of seal impression (residence certificate).

Step 6: Mail the My Number Submission Form to JASSO within one week after entering the information on Scholarnet (online). (マイナンバー提出)

Use the JASSO special emvelope to send the form by registered mail (kani kakitome).
Please note that late submission to JASSO will delay the selection process.

If the documents are not submitted to JASSO or if the submitted documents are incomplete, JASSO will contact the scholarship recipient by mail or by phone from the dedicated My Number submission call center.
Please note that if the deficiencies are not resolved by the deadline, the scholarship will be rejected.

Contact number regarding My Number:0570-001-320

Step 7: Result notification(採用の可否) About Campus Terminal

You will be notified of your acceptance or non-acceptance via an "Action Required" message on Campus Terminal.
The notice can be later when screening by JASSO takes time

We can not answer to the inquiries regarding the result on the phone.

Step 8: Post-selection procedures(採用関連書類の配布)

As soon as JASSO sends the scholarship certificate and other information to the University, you will be notified via an "Action Required" message on Campus Terminal.

* Distribution documents will be available at the Student Office counter.

After receiving the documents, scholarship recipients are required to prepare and submit the pledge of repayment (返還誓約書) and other attached documents to the Student Office by the submission deadline.

Details will be provided after selection.

<Inquiries>
Student Office JASSO (Domestic)

Email: djasso@apu.ac.jp

URL https://www.apu.ac.jp/studentsupport/scholarship_tuition/domestic/

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