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YNU E-SSUP Financial Assistance for Accommodation Fee associated with Self-Quarantine for International Students (AY2021)

As of now, the Japanese government has restricted the new entry of foreign nationals to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We notify in advance that YNU will provide the financial assistance for the accommodation fee associated with self-quarantine for its international students who are willing to enter Japan with a newly issued visa. (The following application guidelines may change abruptly depending on the Japanese government's border enforcement measures.) The application form will be available once the Japanese government permits entry into Japan.


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, international students are required to stay at an accommodation, such as hotels (*university dormitories and private homes are not allowed) and self-quarantine for 14 days counting from the day after arrival in Japan. Since all expenses for the 14-day quarantine period should be self-borne, YNU will provide the following financial assistance for its international students to reduce their financial burden to start their student life in Japan.


Applicants must satisfy all the following conditions from 1) to 3):
1) Regular undergraduate and graduate students, Research students (kenkyusei) , Exchange Students (JOY Program, Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program etc.)enrolling in or after April 1, 2020.
2) Those who entered Japan with a newly issued visa.
3) Those who stayed at accommodations such as hotels for the 14-day quarantine.
In principle, the following students are NOT eligible.
- Students who are financially supported for the quarantine by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT), foreign governments or other institutions such as JICA or World Bank.
- Fellows of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
- Accredited auditors (kamokuto rishusei) and auditors (chokosei)

Amount of Financial Assistance

50,000 yen (one-time only in AY2021)

Number of Recipients

Up to 200

How to Apply

Please fill out the online application form(SPIRAL)and upload the necessary documents as soon as they are ready.
[Required documents]
- Copies of receipts for accommodation expenses
- Copies of bankbook (the page with your account information)
- Copies (both sides) of residence card
[Application Deadline]
5:00 pm, Monday, February 28, 2022.


The financial assistance is to be paid by bank transfer from the month following the month in which all required documents have been submitted.

Preservation of Documentary Evidence

Recipients are required to keep the documents which can prove the need of financial assistance, such as the receipts for accommodation expenses, until the end of March 2022, and submit them at the request of YNU.

Refund of Financial Assistance

Recipients will be required to refund the full amount of the financial assistance in the following cases:
(1)It becomes clear that they have made a false declaration.
(2)They fail to submit a copy of documentary evidence in response to a request from YNU.
(3)They get disciplinary action or involved in illegal action.
(4)Other than above: The need for emergency support is not recognized.

Contact Information

International Student Support Section
Yokohama National University
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the email address.
Note: Put your Student ID in the subject line when making inquiries.
Please send inquiries from your YNU email address.

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