Message from the French Embassy
- 23 April 2020
- Posted by: Mathieu Lecacheur
- Category: School
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
In the context of the current crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic and its economic consequences for many families, the AEFE observed, in conjunction with the MEAE, how to support those of our nationals who problems are encountered in the payment of tuition fees due to serious financial difficulties.
1 / For the year 2020-2021, the allocation of scholarships will be made taking into account the loss of income that has occurred since the start of the crisis. French families (including Franco-Japanese), scholarship holders or not, may apply for a scholarship upon presentation of documents attesting to the actual loss of income since the onset of the epidemic.
2 / Regarding the current school year and the regulation of the third trimester, French families (including Franco-Japanese) in serious difficulty related to the loss of their income due to the epidemic of covid-19 on the possibility of file a graceful appeal to request :
A / For families already scholarship holders, the revision of the quota granted,
B / for non-scholarship families, the allocation of a scholarship for the payment of 3rd quarter tuition fees. This allocation will be made on the basis of the presentation of documents attesting to a very significant drop in income for at least one month.
Requests for reassessment of the quota granted to families already receiving a grant, first request for a grant or assistance in settling the costs of 3rd trimester schooling may be examined over-presentation, firstly, of the following supporting documents: – a copy of the bank statements for the last three months, – in the case of employees, a certificate from the employer mentioning the nature of the difficulties (dismissal, partial unemployment…)
These requests and the supporting documents must be sent to the Consular Section of the Embassy of France in Tokyo at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 4 May 2020. With these devices, the consular section of the French Embassy is at the French families available for any questions and requests for information can be sent by email (email@example.com).
In addition, for all families, in addition to local assistance measures for the Japanese authorities, a solidarity fund and payment facilities are set up in each of the two high schools for all families having difficulties following the crisis linked to the epidemic of Covid-19. Please contact the establishment concerned for more information on these facilities.