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2020年07月21日

COVID-19 Countermeasure International Student Support Fund

Kyushu University:
COVID-19 Countermeasure International Student Support Fund

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 As the world undergoes drastic changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is evident that our very own community is faced with these changes on the daily.

 The spread of COVID-19 has had an impact on the lives of many, including the economic situation of both students and parents. It has been brought to our attention that many factors play into the role of reduced income and remittance amongst our student body. According to our questionnaire-based survey taken in April by our International Students, around 33% had displayed reduced remittances, with 40% of our International Students, unable to work part-time jobs.

 At Kyushu University, we have taken special measures to support our student body (Undergrad/Graduate), including International Students, in hopes of allowing our students to continue their studies with a sense of security, by alleviating the stress placed by financial instabilities. Following the Government (of Japan) funded Stimulus Check that was provided to every resident in Japan (including International Students), Kyushu University has implemented and allocated the, “Emergency Tuition Exemption” and the, "Emergency Student Support Fund" (fund of 30,000 yen), based on the needs of every student presented in the application forms.

 Regrettably, financial instabilities prove to be unforgiving, as many of our students are forced to suspend their studies and ultimately, exercising the possibility of dropping out of our University system, despite the support(s) mentioned above. In hopes of preventing this dilemma, Kyushu University is considering ways to further support our student body, by utilizing our financial resources. As Kyushu University’s financial resources alone, is deficient in providing maximum support, our University has also reached out to our community, including Kyushu University Alumni’s for donations that will go towards our newly established, “COVID-19 Countermeasure Student Support Fund”.

 The, "COVID-19 Countermeasure Student Support Fund” aims to support both Japanese and International Students, by mitigating financial distress, caused by the impacts of COVID-19. Additional countermeasures and support will be implemented specifically for our International Students, starting with the, "COVID-19 Countermeasure International Student Support Fund". In reaching out to our community, faculty members, alumni, and overseas alumni associations, and other Kyushu University affiliates, had been contacted.

 Any amount of donations will directly impact our International Students. In a time of hardship and uncertainty, we greatly appreciate every single donation and generosity towards our future leaders, who will be a bridge between Japan and the entire world.

 It should be noted the, "COVID-19 Countermeasure International Student Support Fund" provides support to International Students, whilst the, "COVID-19 Countermeasure Student Support Fund” goes towards in supporting both Japanese and International Students.

 We pray for everyone's health, safety, and peace of mind. Surely, the best days are yet ahead of us.

   July 21, 2020
   Chiharu Kubo
   President, Kyushu University



◆Donation Purpose:
 International Student Support

 COVID-19 has caused a critical economic blow to students around the world, and our International Students at Kyushu University is no exception.
 The following fund presented, will be considered for those who have been severely impacted in a financial aspect, providing a special fixed amount of benefits received by the National Government, not to mention the University’s unique, “Emergency Tuition Exception”.
 Along with support projects like the, “Emergency Student Support Fund”, it is our hope that additional efforts in supporting our International Students, will alleviate economic hardships that our students currently endure on a daily basis.

◆Donation Amount:
 Starting from 1,000 yen

◆Application Period:
 July 2020 to March 31st, 2021 (As of 6/30/2020)

◆Donation Method:
①Credit Card
 Proceed Here → Application page for donations using credit cards.

 

②Direct Deposit
 For a direct deposit donation, please email the General Affairs Department, Alumni and Endowment Management Division, at Kyushu University.
 To ensure a smooth transaction process, please include your name, donation amount, date of donation, etc., in your email.
 The Alumni and Endowment Management Division at Kyushu University, will provide you with the bank account information and guide you with the final steps in completing the transaction process.
 Email: k-kikin@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp


◆Deduction( Proceed Here → Deduction
 Those who reside in and participate in a charitable activity(s) (ex. donations) in Japan, are eligible for a deduction in Japan. For those who have donated to Kyushu University, will be issued a, "donation receipt” in Japanese (necessary for the tax return (deduction) procedure).
 For inquiries regarding deduction in Japan, and/or if you require a donation receipt (in English, to receive deduction in your home country), please contact the General Affairs Department, Alumni and Endowment Management Division at: k-kikin@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp


Income Tax: Donation Deductions
 Donations made to the Kyushu University Fund (Kyushu University) is administered by the Minister of Finance, and is eligible for donation deduction under the Income Tax Law.
In order to make and receive deductions, it is necessary to file a final tax return with the "donation receipt" issued by the Kyushu University and the corresponding tax office.


Income Deduction: Calculation Method
 If a donation amount that exceeds 2,000 yen is made during the same year, you may make deductions by filing a final tax return (for up to 40% of your income).
Ex. Deduction Amount = Donation Amount (or income x 40%)-2,000 yen


◆Donor Appreciation and Recognition:
①Recognition via Website Appreciation Page(s) and University Magazines
 The names and groups of each person who has contributed and made donations to Kyushu University, will be posted online and printed on magazines in recognition for their selfless acts (anonymous applicants are excluded).

②Donor Plaques and Donor Walls
 (for donations above a certain amount)

 Whilst respecting our donor’s wishes, we will honor their significant amount of donation for many years to come, by engraving the donors name and information on the, “Kyushu University Foundation Donor Plaque”. This special Donor Plaque can be found inside Shiiki Hall on Ito Campus (anonymous applicants are excluded).

③Donor Recognition and Naming Opportunities: Buildings, etc.
 (for donations above a certain amount)

 Whilst respecting our donor’s wishes, we will honor their significant amount of donation for many years to come by naming existing buildings at Kyushu University, after our donors.