Admissions for Overseas Students(GIGA Program)

Application Guidebook and Application Documents for those seeking admission in September 2019 

(Last updated:February 1, 2019)

The Application Guidebook for those seeking admission in September 2019 is now available for download.  Application for the admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program) must be made in English, and selection is based solely on the documents submitted.  No interview is required, and there is no need to travel to Japan for application or screening.Please download the Application Guidebook "Admissions for Overseas Students(GIGA Program)"and carefully read all the information before applying. 

Application Timeline

(Japan Standard Time is used for all times and dates)

▼Step1 Online Application
      Payment of Application Fee

11:00 a.m., Monday, December 10, 20183:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019
MUST complete the Online Application before the deadline.

▼Step2 Submission of Documents by postal mail  Tuesday,January 22,2019–Tuesday, February 12, 2019
MUST arrive on or before the deadline
▼Step3 Announcement of Result 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019

Application Guidebook and Documents Forms

Please read the Application Guidebook carefully for details on required application documents. Some of the document forms can be downloaded here:

ApplicationGuidebook2019.pdf [PDF]    (Issue date: August 22, 2018)
(Updated:February 1, 2019)
Along with the changes made to university admission requirements by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as of January 31, 2019, two passages in the Qualification of Applicants for Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program) were altered.
Please see the  URL.(Japanese version only)
II.-(1) and will reach 18 years of age by September 21, 2019 [deleted]
II.-(4) and will reach 18 years of age [deleted]

Application Guidebook Errata 
( Updated:January 16, 2019)
*Page 11/20  Error: C List of Achievements Select one or two items from 1 to 6 that describe your achievements and provide an explanation in 400 letters or less (spaces included) for each. 
Correction:C List of Achievements Select one or two items from 1 to 6 that describe your achievements and provide an explanation in 400 letters or less (spaces included) . 
( Updated:December 14, 2018)
*Page 11/20  Error: The Presentation slides should be a PDF file of no more than 10 MB or two A4 size pages. 
2. Presentation slides  The Presentation slides should be a PDF file of no more than two A4 size pages AND 10MB. You may use anything for the Presentation slides, and attach any supporting material, for example photographs, drawings, writings, or any combinations.
( Updated:November 5, 2018)
*Page 5/20 ▼Step3 Announcement of Result
Error∙ Successful applicants also check the up-lopaded Admissions Guide (PDF) for Admissions Process.
Correction:Successful applicants must also check the Admissions Guide (PDF) on this system to complete the admission process.
*Page 8/20 Error: E Three-minute self-introductory video (in English)
Correction: E Three-minute Presentation Video (in English)

(Updated:December 7, 2018)

*Page 19/20  The Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship has now become available for international students entering the GIGA program in September 2019. Refer to the below link for details.
Checklist of application documents.pdf(Designated form) [PDF]
School Profile(Designated form)[PDF]
Template of Certificate of Graduation, Expected Graduation (To be used if your school does not have its own form) [PDF]
Sample (This PDF file is only for your reference to show the contents. Please note that the actual screen will differ.) [PDF]

Payment of Application Fee

Payment period: December 10, 2018–11:00 p.m.* February 7, 2019 (JST)
(*Card settlement must be completed before 11:00 p.m. on the last day) 
(Updated:December 7, 2018)
Be sure to read the instructions below, and  make the payment by credit card through the website. This is the only accepted payment method.

Instructions:Admissions for Overseas Students(GIGA Program) Instruction for Credit Card Payment

Contact Information

Admissions Office at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

Address: 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan

Email: ao-overseas<at>

Please replace "<at>" with "@" in the email address before sending out the email.