Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies by MEXT

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has established a program to provide emergency cash grants to students for continuing their studies.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting decrease in household income and part-time job income, the economic impact on students has been great. The program aims to provide cash so that students who have difficulty will not have to give up their studies at universities, etc.

Program Details ("Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies by MEXT")

Eligible students

Tokyo Tech students in regular programs (bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree, and professional master's degree programs) who (1) fulfill the application requirements such as living independently and paying tuition through part-time work, (2) face a significant drop in income due to the spread of COVID-19, and (3) have received support from other programs.

Make sure to confirm "Requirements for Recipients (Criteria)" on page 4 of the Application Guide
(for Students)
for details.

Amount to be granted

JPY 100,000

Application period

  • Online application must be completed by Wednesday, January, 12, 2022
  • The required documents must reach us by Friday, January 14, 2022
To complete the application procedure, you must finish not only online applications but also submitting documents by the above period.

How to Apply

Please read the program's Application Guide (for Students) carefully.

Apply with the Online Application Form (consisting of the "Application for Student Emergency Aid for Continuance of Studies" (Form 1)).
Prepare the "Oath" (Form 2) (download PDF)
Prepare the Submitted Documents Checklist (download PDF) and Documents proving you meet the aid criteria.
Send hard copies of the required documents with tracking (registered mail, Letter Pack, etc.).
Required Documents
  • Automatic reply email from application form (print both sides)
  • "Oath" (Form 2)
  • Submitted Documents Checklist
  • Documents proving you meet the aid criteria

2022/01/07 UPDATED: About some of the most common mistake when submitting documents.
Make sure to check the requirement that you answered "Yes" on Online Application Form in "Oath" (Form 2).
*Do NOT check the requirement that you answered "No" on Online Application Form in "Oath" (Form 2).
*If there is any discrepancy between the information you entered on Online Application Form and the information you wrote on Form 2, the application may be invalid or you may not be recommended.

You must enter the reason for each in "Matters to be notified" on Online Application Form in case of below.
・You can't submit the documents proving you meet the aid criteria ③
・You're applicable to criteria ④1)
・You can't submit the documents proving you meet the aid criteria ④3)

Tokyo Tech will not accept inquiries about the receipt of sent documents. Applications will not be received in person at the Student Support Division counter.
Tokyo Tech does not accept applications via the LINE app.

Postal address for document submission:
Student Support Emergency Aid Team, Student Support Division, Student Services Department Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1-TP-102 Ookayama, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

Make sure to write "Application Documents for Emergency Student Grant Enclosed" (学生支援緊急給付金 申請書類在中) in red on the front of the envelope.


  • You can apply even if you are not sure whether your circumstances fulfill the requirements for the grant as explained in the application guide.
  • The number of recommendations to be made by Tokyo Tech for the grant is limited. Please note that Tokyo Tech will screen applicants, and the grants may not be awarded to all students who apply.
  • Tokyo Tech is responsible for notifying the screening results to applicants. Following our screening process, the each applicant will be notified of the result by email. It will be sent to your Tokyo Tech email account (
  • After the completion of screening and recommendations by Tokyo Tech, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) will transfer the cash to the bank account stated in the application forms of the students who are to receive the grant. Tokyo Tech will notify the students as the timing of the bank transfer is fixed.
  • Any update on information regarding the urgent grant program will be announced accordingly.
  • In false statements are found in the application content, recipients could be requested to return the grant.


Tokyo Tech contact:

For inquiries, please contact us from form below yourself.
We do not respond to inquiries by phone or over the counter.