Kyushu University Fund

About Kyushu University Fund

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The Kyushu University Fund was established with generous donations from the Centennial Fund Raising.

These funds are used to provide support for education, research, and medical treatment at Kyushu University, and to improve and enhance its environment. As a global academic leader, Kyushu University aims to lead the world in its quest for knowledge, to build a center that will open up a new century of knowledge, and to promote high-quality higher education supported by people around the world, and to promote research activities that truly contribute to humanity and society as a center for the pursuit, creation, and development of better knowledge.

To achieve this objective, Kyushu University seeks to strategically appropriate and utilize the funds to undertake a variety of projects.

Donations to the Kyushu University Fund

Donations to the Kyushu University Fund from individuals, corporations, or organizations that are identified as antisocial forces, or from individuals, corporations, or organizations that are recognized by the university as a hindrance to education and research, are not accepted. If such donations have already been received, we will return them.

List of Donations

The Kyushu University Fund seeks general donations to support students, faculty and staff, and funds for specific projects.

General donation

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This is a donation made without a specific purpose. The funds are used primarily for support grant programs targeted at students.

”Yamakawa Prize" for young researchers who will lead the next generation

Yamakawa Prize

Sending students abroad to nurture their international outlook

Support for students' activities such as creative, challenging, and extracurricular activities, etc.

Donations for a specific purpose

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This is a donation where the donor specifies the purpose. Major projects currently in progress include the following:

Support for Safety Measures in Extracurricular Activities

To learn the lessons from students’ accidents that have occurred during extracurricular activities to improve safety during future activities. As a symbol of our commitment, we have fostered safety awareness by erecting a "Monument for Extracurricular Activity Safety" and holding regular safety workshops to enhance and promote safety measures in extracurricular activities.

Female Researchers Promotion Project

This project aims to secure excellent and diverse students and young researchers and to promote creative and leading activities for the advancement of women in society. We will also expand the scope of the support framework for gender equality from women-only to men and promote activities to support both men and women in balancing childcare, nursing care, etc., and raise awareness of gender equality so that female researchers can work at the forefront of the field for the long term.

Study Support Program Fund

The fund is designed to support undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and in need of financial assistance. About 30 students are selected each year and awarded a non-repayable monthly stipend of 30,000 yen as a "Kyushu University Study Support Program.

Ito Campus Tree Planting Project

This donation is for the tree planting project, which will enrich and enliven the research and education environment of the Ito Campus for the next 50 to 100 years and make the campus even more comfortable.

Industrial Mathematics Human Resource Development Project (until March 31, 2026)

Through exchanges between industries and the university, we pioneer new mathematics that will create technological innovations for industry, which will then be applied in the industrial world. We will develop various projects to foster human resources who are highly conscious of contributing to industry and who have both excellent mathematical ability and co-creational skills.

Fund for Safety Management and Education Activity in Education and Research Activities

In order to learn lessons from the student accidents that have occurred during regular school hours, and to pass this awareness on to future generations, to ensure safety in education and research activities, improve safety education, and prevent accidents and disasters the university has designated October 1 as the " Kyushu University Safety Day". This donation is to implement projects to promote education and research activities more safely for students and faculty members.

Kyushu University Digital Resource Development Project (until March 31, 2026)

This project seeks to further enhance the learning, education, and research environment for digital resources, etc., and to promote the preservation of rare books and other materials and their digital release, for which we ask widespread support.

Donations for a specific purpose

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This is a donation where the donor specifies the purpose. Major projects currently in progress include the following:

Acknowledgments

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Donors' names and other information will be posted on the Kyushu University Fund website and in Kyushu University's publications, or on a nameplate (plate) in accordance with the cumulative donation amount (except for donors who do not wish to disclose their names). Also, the donor's name may be used in the name of the fund for the purpose of improving the University's existing buildings and educational and research environment.

Personal

Corporate

Disclosure of donors

Kyushu University Fund website and Kyushu University public relations

All donors

All donors

Installation of nameplates

White (15mm high x 100mm wide)

50,000 yen or more

250,000 yen or more

Blue (15mm high x 100mm wide)

100,000 yen or more

500,000 yen or more

Copper (15mm high x 100mm wide)

500,000 yen or more

2.5 million yen or more

Silver (22mm high x 200mm wide)

1 million yen or more

5 million yen or more

Gold (22mm high x 200mm wide)

5 million yen or more

25 million yen or more

Named in honor

Lounge, meeting room, lecture room, lobby, etc.

5 million yen or more

25 million yen or more

Floor

100 million yen or more

Building

500 million yen or more

Fund for the purpose of improving the educational and research environment, etc. is named in honor of the donor.

50 million yen or more

If a donation is made for the purpose of constructing a specific building, it will be named in honor of the donor.

Installation of nameplate

Tax incentives

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Donations to the Kyushu University Fund (Kyushu University National University Corporation) are eligible for the following tax benefits; In order to apply for a deduction, you must file a final tax return with the local tax office along with the "Donation Receipt" issued by the University.

For taxpayers who are officially residents in Japan:

"Tax incentives for personal donors"

Income tax incentives

The fund is designated by the Minister of Finance as a specific donation subject to donation deductions under the Income Tax Act.

In order to apply for the deduction, you must file a final tax return with the local tax office along with the " Donation Receipt" issued by the University.

Amount to be reduced from income for tax calculation

If your donation for the year exceeds 2,000 yen, you can deduct up to 40% of your annual income by filing a tax return.
Deduction amount = donation amount (or 40 % of income) - 2,000 yen

Study Support Program Fund

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In addition to the regular income tax deduction, the School Support Project Fund, one of the use-specific projects, offers the option of a "tax deduction," which provides a larger tax reduction for small donations.

Amount to be reduced from the tax amount

Tax deduction directly deducts a designated percentage of the donation amount from your income tax.
(e.g., If a person with an annual income of 5 million yen and an income tax rate of 20% donates 10,000 yen)

Amount to be reduced from the tax amount-> 40% of (10,000 yen - 2,000 yen) = 3,200 yen

Amount to be reduced from the income for tax calculation -> 20% of (10,000 yen - 2,000 yen) = 1,600 yen

In the above examples, if “reduced from tax amount” is selected, the tax deduction amount is doubled.

Note: Additional prefectural and municipal benefits are available for residents of Fukuoka Prefecture.

Corporations and Organizations
Donations to the Kyushu University Fund from corporations and organizations are 100% tax-deductible in the applicable year.

Contact

Kyushu University General Affairs Department, Alumni and Endowment Management Division

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, 819-0385, Japan
TEL:092-802-2150 FAX:092-802-2149
E-mail: k-kikin(at)jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp (Replace (at) with @ in email addresses.)
https://kikin.kyushu-u.ac.jp/