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Keio University GIGA Scholarships for International Students in Japan, 2019

The Keio University is offering scholarships for international students to pursue Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program. Students who complete the course are awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Information Studies.

This scholarship is awarded to hard-working students who display an aptitude for an interest in advanced information technology and policy and seek to contribute to the global society using their acquired knowledge and skills.

Keio University opened its fifth university campus in Shonan Fujisawa in 1990. Located near the metropolis of Yokohama, Fujisawa is the ideal haven for academic endeavors with its quiet atmosphere.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications deadline: February 7, 2019 (“Application Documents to be Submitted by Postal Mail” must reach our office by this date.)
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor’s programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program.
  • Scholarship Award: Mentor Mitakai Scholarship for International Students:
  • Admission Fee and Academic Fees for one year: The scholarship recipient will be exempt from payment of the admission fee and academic fees for one year starting September 2019.

(For students who show exceptional academic excellence only):  Merit Scholarship Supplement JPY 1,200,000 per year Students who show exceptional academic excellence will also receive the scholarship supplement.

MASATADA KOBAYASHI Scholarship for International Students:

  • JPY 1,000,000 per year
  • The scholarship will be appropriated to the payment of academic fees required at the time of entering the University. The scholarship amount less the academic fees for the 2019 Fall Semester will be paid into the scholarship recipient’s bank account.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Number of Scholarships: Mentor Mitakai Scholarship for International Students: Up to four for Fall 2019 Enrollment., MASATADA KOBAYASHI Scholarship for International Students: Two for Fall 2019 Enrollment
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to international students.

Entrance Requirements: The following eligibility requirements apply to both of two scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be accepted through Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program) to enter the Faculty of Policy Management or the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in September 2018
  • Be an incoming first-year student
  • Be a foreign national

Persons who hold any of the following Japanese residency statuses are NOT eligible to receive: Permanent Resident, Special Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of Japanese National, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident, or Long Term Resident.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose native language is not English and who do not graduate from a high school that uses English as the medium of instruction are required to submit certification of the official score of any of the following English language proficiency tests taken within two years of the application deadline. Results of other tests may be accepted; however, you should contact the Admissions Office at least two months before the application period to confirm acceptability. There is no minimum required band score, the average score of successful applicants is not announced.

  • TOEFL (Institution: 0773 Department: 00)(TOEFL-ITP score not accepted)
  • TOEIC (TOEIC-IP score not accepted)
  • United Nations Association’s Test of English (UNATE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test in Practical English Proficiency (EIKEN).

Applicants whose native language is English or whose high school uses English as the medium of instruction are not required to submit results of any of the tests listed above.

Japan Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: If you decide to apply for the scholarships above, you may register from the Admission Web Entry System of Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program).

Scholarship Link

“Design the Future” Award for International Students at Keio University in Japan, 2017

Keio University is inviting applications for “Design the Future” Award for International Students to study in Japan. Awards are available to pursue Master’s Program, PhD Program, or a Professional Degree Program.

This scholarship, aimed at highly talented international students with outstanding academic records, is possibly the most generous available from a Japanese university.

Keio University was founded by Yukichi FUKUZAWA in 1858 as the first modern institution of higher education in Japan.  To commemorate the university’s 150th anniversary in 2008, Keio has launched the “Design the Future” Award for International Students.

Course Level: Awards are available to pursue Master’s Program, PhD Program, or a Professional Degree Program.

Study Subject: Awards are available to pursue any of the courses offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: Award Benefits:

  • Full tuition and fees at Keio University (However, this does not apply to DD international students)
  • A monthly stipend of JPY 200,000
  • A one-time preparation grant of JPY 150,000 (including a travel subsidy)

Number of Scholarships: A few awards are given each year.

Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

A) This award is open to international students of high academic standing and character who satisfy the following requirements at the time of their application being reviewed:

  • The student must be an applicant to one of the graduate schools of Keio University for entry in either April or September 2017, or in April 2018, and must have received the recommendation of the graduate school.
  • The student must be an applicant to either a Master’s Program, Ph.D. Program, or a Professional Degree Program, for entry as a regular student.
  • The student must have completed 15 years of formal education and have obtained their undergraduate degree outside Japan, or are expected to obtain their undergraduate degree before entering Keio University. However, students who have obtained, or are expected to obtain, their undergraduate degree at a Japanese institution are not eligible.

B) The student cannot be a recipient of another scholarship at the same time as receiving this award.

C) Incoming international students participating in a double degree program (hereafter “DD international students”) are eligible.

The student may not participate in overseas activities for a period of more than 6 months while they are receiving the award.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these awards.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The student must be an applicant to one of the graduate schools of Keio University for entry in either April or September 2017, or in April 2018, and must have received the recommendation of the graduate school.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarships in Japan

How to Apply: Students must submit their award application forms and the necessary documents to the graduate school they wish to enter. As required documents and application deadlines for the award vary depending on graduate school, please refer to the website below for details.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadlines for the award vary depending on graduate school; please refer to the website below for details.

Scholarship Link