Winter AO 2020 (Global) [Admissions for the GIGA Program]

Application Guidebook and Application Documents for those seeking admission in September 2021 or April 2022

(Last updated: November 27, 2020)

Highly Recommended for Prospective Students outside Japan

Winter AO 2020 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program] is highly recommended for prospective students outside Japan for following two reasons.

1. No Need to Travel to Japan

There is no need to travel to Japan for applying or for the screening process. Applications to the Winter AO 2020 (Global) are submitted in English, and screening is based solely on evaluation of submitted documents and materials. No interview is required. Applications to the other AO screenings (Spring, Summer, or Fall AO screenings) require a visit to Japan for an interview on a designated date.

2. Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

Only international students who apply to the Winter AO 2020 (Global) screening and who meet certain requirements are eligible to apply for scholarships available exclusively for GIGA Program International Students (MEXT Scholarship or Masatada Kobayashi Scholarship for International Students). Click here for more details.

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:

Application Guidebook for those seeking admission in September 2021 or April 2022 [PDF]
(Published: November 27, 2020)

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]

Application Timeline

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

▼Step1 Online Application

Online Application System

11:00 a.m., Friday, December 18, 2020-3:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021
MUST complete the Online Application before the deadline.

▼Step2 Submission of Documents by Post 

Thursday, January 21,2021-Friday, February 12, 2021
MUST arrive on or before the deadline

▼Step3 Announcement of Result

11:00 a.m., Friday, March 19, 2021

Payment of Application Fee

Payment period: December 18, 2020- February 5, 2021 (JST)
Go to "Payment of Application Fee" on "My Page" in the Online Application System and make the application fee payment by credit card.

Academic Fees

Click here for the academic fees.

Contact Information

Admissions Office at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Address: 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Email: ao-overseas<at>
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