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National Health Insurance Subsidy for Foreign Students in Kyoto

Notice
Start of application for additional application for the academic year 2012.

The period of application/submission is from March 1 to 31, 2013

The period of normal application is as follows. Please read following details and Important!! carefully and apply by the deadline.

Reference
 This is the institution that be paid 700 yen per month to Self-funded International Students with “College Student” residence status who have enrolled in the National Health Insurance scheme administered by the Kyoto City Government and paying National Health Insurance premiums.

Please see the details below and apply in the application available period. 

>> http://www.kcif.or.jp/ryusite/

Amount of subsidy
700 yen / month
 ( Subsidy is paid once every half year. Must apply every year)
Requirements for Obtaining the National Health Insurance Subsidy for Foreign Students

You can receive the subsidy if you

    continuously live in Kyoto City until a deposit day and have enrolled in the National Health Insurance scheme administered by the Kyoto City Government more than 6 months; and

    attend a college or junior college in Kyoto City; and

    are a privately funded foreign student, who has not been awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government; and

    have “college student” residence status; and

    are paying your National Health Insurance premiums; and

have to have been staying in Japan more than 6 months.
Period of subsidies
1 year (from April to March) while you enroll in the National Health Insurance scheme administered by the Kyoto City Government. (deposit of subsidy: on half year basis)
Application period and Subsidy deposit day

Please apply during the period below from the KCIF website. 

【Normal application】

Type

Applicants

Applying period

Deposit day

New Application

○April entrance
○Current student who newly apply

9/1-9/30

1/31

7/15

Application for continue

○If wish to continue

 

【Additional application】

Type

Applicants

Applying period

Deposit day

New Application

○September entrance
○Those who fail to apply in normal application period

3/1-3/31

7/15

Application for continue

○Those who fail to apply in normal application period

 

※If it is your final year of your degree, please read 【Important!!】
If you have something not sure, please ask at Office of International Student Office.

Documents to be submitted to the Office of International Students
1. Bank transfer request form with a copy of your JP Bank bankbook affixed to it. (Copy the page that shows the bank name, branch number, your account number, and the depositor's name in katakana.)

JP Bank (Japan Post Bank) is only financial institute to transfer money for this application; therefore, you have to open your bank account at the post office in order to apply for this subsidy.

2. Pasteboard for a copy of insurance policy with a copy of your Kyoto City National Health Insurance pasted on.
(Health Insurance should be valid until November 30, ○○○○.)

3. A printed paper from the screen which shows completion of application procedure.

【Important!!】

  (You MUST read!!)
 Some contents of subsidy have been changed from 2012.

◎You have to renew every year during your period of study.
Students who have applied for the subsidy before, you need to apply for it again from the KCIF’s website. (If there are any differences from the previous application, please change to the new condition.)
◎If you have any questions, please contact KCIF directly. (TEL: 075-752-3511)
◎You have to complete BOTH Apply from Internet and Submit application document to the Office of International Students. You cannot complete your application before you have done both.
◎If you forget to apply in September (normal application) and you apply for additional application in March next year; you cannot receive the subsidy from April 1st to September 30th of the previous year.
◎period of receiving subsidy is divided into 2 terms (April 1st to September 30th and October 1st to March 31st) and deposited every half an year. It could not be deposited every month. When qualification to a recipient was lost, (move to the outside of Kyoto city and so on) subsidy for the term including the date of lost.
◎If you move (within Kyoto city or move to the outside of Kyoto city) by the deposit day, you need to submit the form for changing address to the Office of International Students. The form is available at the Office of International Students. If you fail to submit, you cannot receive the subsidy for the term including the day you move.
◎If you move to Kyoto city from other cities within 6 months, you can not apply for this subsidy.
◎Students who enroll for 6 month, can apply
◎Students who are in the final year and complete the normal application (in September) can receive subsidy for the last 6 months of the final year (from October 1st to March 31st).
◎Students who entered in September and now in the final year, you are possible to do the normal application. (but you cannot receive from October 1st to march 31 of the final year, because you don’t attend Doshisha University anymore.)
◎Students who graduate Doshisha University (including Bekka program) and continue studying at Doshisha University or another University which also conduct National Health Insurance Subsidy, need to change the new name of University (or the new faculty) and the new graduation date when you do the normal application (in September as application for continue) next time.
Especially for students who entered in September, DO NOT change your entering date of the previous university (or faculty). If you change it, you won’t be able to receive the subsidy for the last 6 month amount of your final year (from April 1st to September 30th) at Doshisha.

※For doing above, you need to live in Kyoto City until the deposit day. (If you move either within Kyoto city or to the outside of Kyoto city) you need to submit the form for changing address.
※However, depending when you submit the form for changing address, you may not receive the subsidy. If you have any questions, please contact KCIF directly. (TEL: 075-752-3511)
※Please note that, if students who enroll for 6 months program and going back to home country after complete your program such as exchange students, you won’t receive the subsidy even if you apply.

 

Some possible cases into the form of a diagram  [PDF]
This diagram is for a case of moving to outside Kyoto city but it would be the same if you move within Kyoto city without submission of the form for changing address.

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【Condition of not receiving subsidy】
◎In accordance with the provision of “Kyoto City National Health Insurance Subsidies for Foreign Students Scheme”, students are unable to receive this subsidy in some cases, if they apply to any of the following.
 ※Screening for your qualification for July:
   If your payments of the National Health Insurance fees of the previous year
   (Term 6 to 10) is less than 50%
 ※Screening for your qualification for January:
   If your payments of the National Health Insurance fees of the current year (Term 1 to 5)
   is less than 50%.
◎If you don’t make a payment of the Nation Health Insurance fees by the each due date, it will take time to update data of your payment record. Please make sure to pay the Nation al Health Insurance fees by the due date.
◎If you pay the National Health Insurance fees from a Post office or a Convenience store, it will take about 3months at most to update your payment record. Please use account transfer payment.
◎The amount of the National Health Insurance is depending on your income therefore, if you do not have income or less income, please report to a pension department of the ward office.

Contact:

Office of International Students, Doshisha University
Imadegawa campus (Fusokan 1F
TEL:075-251-3257/FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Kyotanabe campus Shigyokan 1F
TEL:0774-65-7453/FAX:0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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