Application | Doctoral Program

Applicants who are facing difficulties with their application, such as not being able to submit their Certificate of Graduation or Academic Transcript, due to the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) should contact the Admissions Office (gao-request@sfc.keio.ac.jp).

If there are any changes to the application process, announcements will be made on the Graduate School of Media and Governance website. Please check for announcements regularly.

[Graduate School of Media and Governance website] https://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/gsmg/en/

Outline of the doctoral program

Application Period

Mid-May for Application Period I 

Early-October for Application Period II 

Timing of Admission

April or September
Applicants must choose their desired timing of admission when applying.

  • Application Period I of the present academic year is for those seeking admission in September of the present academic year or April of the following academic year
  • Application Period II of the present academic year is for those seeking admission in April or September of the following academic year

Admission Quota

50
(The number refers to the total number of students admitted in April and September combined, through three application categories in each academic year.)

Major Discipline

Media and Governance

Academic Degree

Ph.D. (Media and Governance), Ph.D. (Philosophy)

Application Categories

The Doctoral Program has three categories for application: "Application from within Japan", "Application from Overseas", and "Doctoral Program for Career Professionals".
There is no application category designated only for international students.
Please refer to the Application Guidebook for detailed information of each category.

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