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: June 1, 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
The Application Guidebook for those seeking admission in September 2021 or April 2022 will be released in November 2020.
[For your reference] Application Guidebook for those seeking admission in September 2020
ApplicationGuidebookfor those seeking admission in September 2020.pdf
[For your reference] Application Timeline for those seeking admission in September 2020
(Japan Standard Time is used for all times and dates)
▼Step1 Online Application
11:00 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2019-3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2020
The Application Guidebook Number(all numerals)required for obtaining an Applicant ID is: 79075356
▼Step2 Submission of Documents by postal mail
Tuesday, January 21,2020-Wednesday, February 12, 2020
▼Step3 Announcement of Result
11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020
Payment of Application Fee
[For your reference] Application fee for those seeking admission in September 2020
The application fee is 35,000 JPY. However, an exemption of 30,000 JPY is granted to applicants who have graduated (or are expected to graduate) from a high school outside of Japan. Qualifying applicants should pay an application fee of 5,000 JPY
Click here for the academic fees.
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