Application Guidebook for AO (Self-Recommended Admissions) Screenings in Academic Year 2024

Application Guidebook for AO (Self-Recommended Admissions) Screenings (Spring AO) in Academic Year 2024

(Last updated: January 18, 2024)

The Application Guidebook for the Spring AO 2024 applicant screening is now available for download.

Application Guidebook and Documents Forms

Please read the Application Guidebook carefully for details on required application documents.

Application Guidebook for the Spring AO 2024 (PDF)

The Japanese language version of the Application Guidebook for the Spring AO 2024 applicant screening is available for download from the following link . Japanese language version

Please note that applicants of the Spring AO and Summer/Fall AO who pass the first-round screening will be interviewed in Japan at the second-round screening. The Winter AO (Global) 2024 is especially recommended for applicants residing outside of Japan who wish to take the entrance examination without the process of traveling to Japan and be eligible to apply for scholarships exclusively for international students. The Application Guidebook for the Winter AO (Global) 2024 will become available at the following website around late September, 2024 (schedule may be changed):

Winter AO (Global) [Admissions for the GIGA Program]

Admission Quota

Faculty of Policy Management: 150

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies: 150

*The admission quota is the total for all AO screenings in Academic Year 2024 and for both April and September enrollments.

Application Timeline

All times and dates indicated in Japan Standard Time (JST)

Spring AO 2024 Summer/Fall AO 2023
Enrollment Period September 2024 or April 2025 April 2024 or September 2024

Online Application

10:00 a.m., Monday,

May 13, 2024


3:00 p.m., Wednesday,

June 5, 2024

10:00 a.m., Tuesday,

August 1, 2023


3:00 p.m., Friday,

September 1, 2023

Application Fee Payment

Monday, May 13, 2024


10:59 p.m., Thursday,

June 6, 2024

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


10:59 p.m., Saturday,

September 2, 2023

Submission of Documents by Post

From within Japan, must be postmarked on or before the deadline. From outside of Japan, must arrive on or before the deadline.

Monday, June 3, 2024


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Friday, September 1, 2023


Monday, September 4, 2023

First Round Results Announcement

Examination Slip Issued (Successful first round applicants only)

11:00 a.m., Thursday,

July 11, 2024


4:59 p.m., Saturday,

July 20, 2024

11:00 a.m., Thursday,

October 12, 2023


4:59 p.m., Sunday,

October 29, 2023

Second Round Screening (Interview)

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Faculty of Policy Management:

either Saturday, October 21, 2023 or Sunday, October 22, 2023

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies:

either Saturday, October 28, 2023 or Sunday, October 29, 2023

Announcement of Final Result (Check on the Online Application System) From 11:00a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2024 From 11:00a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2023

If there are any changes, announcement will be made on the following Keio University website. Please check for annoucements regularly.

Contact Information

Admissions Office at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus

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

Email: ao-request<at>

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