Students on the full-exchange status, will receive a meal allowance. The payment for the 2020 Spring semester will be made to applicable students' bank accounts in Japan in a lump sum in late February. The meal allowance recipients will be, therefore, required to open an account with Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank during the orientation week upon arrival.
Since the allowance will not be available until late February, the students are urged to finance living expenses by themselves until then. Alternatively, they can apply for an interest-free cash loan that Kansai Gaidai offers. A small handling fee will be charged for this service.
Enrollment status (e.g. full-exchange, tuition-only exchange, etc.) is determined as per institutional agreement, and therefore, it cannot be changed upon request from students.