COVID-19 Updates
and Resources
COVID-19 Updates
and Resources
For students
For students

As a student, you must be experiencing physical and mental discomfort in various aspects of life and schoolwork. We have many ways to assist you with your class activities and also to provide you financial support or mental care. We keep updating our Campusmate Student Portal to bring you all the important information as the situation with the novel coronavirus changes.

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Student Safety and Security Plan
With & Beyond COVID-19

As we adapt to the "new normal" brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kyushu University has formulated the "Student Safety and Security Plan With & Beyond COVID-19" to ensure our students can study with peace of mind. As we enter the fall and winter terms of 2020–2021, we must remain wary of the current situation and devise new ways to secure learning opportunities while ensuring infection prevention. We are committed to maintaining excellence and the highest standards through a hybrid approach of distance learning and in-person classes on the assumption that some students may not be able to come to campus due to issues related to COVID-19.

lnfection Prevention Measures
Maintaining an infection-resistant environment
Practicing social distancing
  • Requiring mandatory face masks and seating arrangements that consider social distancing in classrooms, cafeterias, and other locations.
  • Limiting the number of passengers in elevators at one time and making sure staircases move in a single direction
  • Enhancement of the "Bus-Stop-Queue Visualization System" to avoid congestion on commuter buses.
Disinfection, Sanitization & Anti-Virus Measures
  • Regular disinfection and cleaning of classrooms and other locations.
  • Installation of cleaning materials such as disinfectant wipes in classrooms and other locations.
  • Installation of circulators and anti-virus filters in air conditioning units for better ventilation of classrooms.
Installation of Temperature Screening Locations
  • Installation of temperature screening locations at places where students gather, namely libraries and dormitories.
  • Installation of non-contact temperature measurement devices.
Enhancing Our Learning Environment
Academic Services Using Information Technology
  • Introducing academic services that utilize educational big data accumulated during online classes.
  • Creating a flexible environment where students can take courses both online and in-person.
  • Utilizing TAs to further improve the quality of online classes.
  • Establishing an online course system to support students with disabilities.
lntercultural Education Inside Japan
  • Development of an educationaI model in collaboration with Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University that supplements overseas experience with intercultural learning right here in Japan.
Enhancing Student Services
Introduction of an Al Information System for Students
  • Building an Al system that allows students to make online inquiries 24 hours a day from anywhere, both on and off-campus, to make it more convenient for students to get in touch.
English Proficiency Incentive Program
  • Support for students who are motivated to improve their language skills or who are preparing to study abroad (covering IELTS and TOEFL iBT exam fees).
Student Career & Employment Support
  • Flexible career and employment consultations conducted in-person and online.
  • Online group interviews and seminars on industry and corporate research.
Student Health & Wellbeing
  • Providing a wealth of information regarding coronavirus on our website.
  • Introduction of new online consultation services.
Financial Aid for International Students
  • Co-payment of hotel stays upon arrival to Japan for privately financed international students who have newly enrolled in the 2020 academic year.


Kyushu University Emergency Student Support Plan

We are implementing measures to provide immediate support to students whose parents’ worsened economic situation or decreased income due to the coronavirus has a major impact on their lives.


Emergency Tuition Fee Exemption


We will grant an immediate exemption for those affected students who are not eligible for the “New system for study support” of MEXT/JASSO but otherwise meet the tuition exemption criteria of the University. (For undergraduates and graduates, including international students.)

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Emergency Student Support Fund


We will grant 30,000 yen per person on an application basis to those students whose parents have been seriously affected and need financial support in the current situation. (For undergraduates and graduates, including international students.)

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National Support Programs


Please see the link below for the support means and special fixed benefit payments provided by MEXT/JASSO.

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Related Initiatives


Additional information about the continued use of teaching assistants or mental support of students can be found here.

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Physical and Mental Health


Are you having stress or anxiety like never before? We have the news for you about maintaining your physical and mental health, reducing your psychological risks and overcoming this condition.

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Online Classes


Information necessary for online classes (communication environment, home network, device security etc.)

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Academic Calendar


The 2020 fall semester is scheduled for Thursday, October 1 - Thursday, December 3, 2020, and the winter semester is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 - Friday, February 12, 2021. Class start dates vary by undergraduate and graduate school. Please note that the schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check back regularly.

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Campus Facilities


Stay updated with essential information about the use of university facilities. You can also find electronic contents from the University Library that you can use from home for your studies, education and research activities.

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Extracurricular Activities


For those who are interested in extracurricular activities, we keep you informed about their restrictions and their restart in the future. Even though this is a time when self-restriction is necessary, we would like to encourage you to use social networking or similar online activities instead.

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Traveling and Studying abroad


We are frequently providing updated information about the possibility of traveling overseas. For those who are considering to, or are already studying abroad, please refer to the following website for more information.

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Seeking Employment


The style of job hunting is changing, with an increasing number of companies conducting information sessions and interviews online. We have information for you about employment and career support as well.

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