Support Program

Cash Loans for Overseas Students

This facility will provide cash loans to overseas students in Kagoshima Prefecture when they are temporarily in need of a large amount of money to cover living expenses, housing, medical care, school fees, and other cases so that the students will be able to maintain a stable lifestyle to continue their studies.

Eligible Applicants

Overseas students whose status of residence conforms to Article 2-2, Paragraph 2 of the Immigration Control Act, and qualify as a student, graduate student or research student enrolled at a university, a junior college or Kagoshima National College of Technology in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Expenses Qualifying Application for a Loan

Living Expenses;
Due to delays in the transfer of money from the student's home country, etc.
Housing Expenses;
Necessary deposit(s) and key money for renting accommodation, telephone installation fee, etc.
Medical Expenses;
Expenses incurred for medical treatment
School Expenses;
Tuition, and/or enrollment fee, costs related to expensive study materials
Travel Expenses;
For brief return visit to your home country for emergencies, health or personal reasons.
Others;
Necessary expenses at the time of a national disaster/crisis, etc.

Limitation of Loan

Living Expenses: up to ¥50,000
Housing Expenses: up to ¥100,000
Medical Expenses: up to ¥100,000 (equivalent to the medical subsidy provided by the Association of International Education, Japan)
School Expenses: up to ¥100,000
Travel Expenses: up to ¥100,000
Others: decided by the Director General
* Applying for multiple loans is possible, but the maximum of the total loan will be ¥100,000.

Interest

The loans provided are interest free.

Approval for Cash Loans

The decision is made after confirming the applicant's ability of repayment.

How to Apply

A student who wishes to obtain the loan can collect an application form at the overseas student section of his/her university, college or junior college. Fill in the Loan Application form and submit it to Kagoshima International Association with the following documents.

- Prescribed loan application form
- Certificate for overseas students' loan
- Photocopy of your student identification card
- Photocopy of your alien registration card (both front and back)
- Documents to prove expenses (listed below)

Living Expenses: Documents to confirm student's need/request
Housing Expenses: A copy of your contract from the real estate agency
Medical Expenses: Receipt of medical fee or copies of documents (a detailed statement of medical charges and a receipt) to be submitted to the Association of International Education, Japan
School Expenses: Documents to confirm student's need
Travel Expenses: Documents to confirm student's need

* Applicants requesting loans between ¥10,000 and ¥100,000 must include a ¥200 revenue stamp.

Repayment

Living Expenses;
Begins 2 months after receiving the loan and must be completed within 5 months, in monthly installments.
Housing Expenses;
Begins 2 months after receiving the loan and must be completed within 10 months, in monthly installments.
Medical Expenses;
Begins 2 months after receiving the loan and must be completed within 10 months, in monthly installments. However, students must repay the loan in its entirety upon receiving a medical subsidy from the Association of International Education, Japan.
Travel Expenses;
Begins 2 months after receiving the loan and must be completed within 10 months, in monthly installments.
Others;
Decided by the Director General in accordance with the terms listed above.

Guarantor

An overseas student who applies for this loan procedure must be guaranteed by one fully qualified adult (20 years of age or older) guarantor. Additionally, an academic advisor must write his/her opinion of the student on the application form.

Inquiries & Application

Kagoshima International Association

c/o Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center
1F 14-50 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City, 892-0816
Phone: 099-221-6620
Fax: 099-221-6643
E-mail: kia@po.synapse.ne.jp