Magokoro Scholarship

The Magokoro (Sympathy) Scholarship Program provides loans to high school, junior college, specialist vocational school, university, and graduate students whose families have been victims of serious crimes and face economic uncertainty as a result, and who are currently enrolled in school or about to enter the next level of their education.

Under Japan’s Criminal Accounts Damages Recovery Act, bank accounts used for certain types of wire-transfer fraud are seized and the balances are used to repay victims. Since 1997, the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan has remitted the funds remaining in these accounts after repayments to victims to The Nippon Foundation for use in the Foundation’s support for crime victims through this financial aid program.

Eligibility

Students who are currently enrolled in, or about to enter the next level of, high school, junior college, specialist vocational school, university, or graduate school who require financial assistance to continue their studies because of economic uncertainty due to their legal guardians (mothers, fathers, etc.) having been victims of a serious crime.

Form

Interest-free loan

Term

The period during which the recipient is enrolled as a full-time student

Amounts

The amount of financial assistance can be set at up to the following amounts, in increments of 10,000 yen.

Type of Student Monthly Stipend Enrollment Fee
Graduate school 100,000 yen 300,000 yen
University, Junior college,
National Institute of Technology (4th year and higher),
Specialist vocational school
80,000 yen 300,000 yen
High school,
National Institute of Technology (1st – 3rd year),
Vocational high school,
Special-needs high school
National & Public: 30,000 yen
Private: 50,000 yen
National & Public: 60,000 yen
Private: 250,000 yen