[Important] Changes to the Entrance Examination for the Graduate School of Media and Governance (Master's Program) Starting in Academic Year 2020 and after
Starting in Academic Year 2020, the following changes will be made to the entrance examination for the Graduate School of Media and Governance.
Refer to the application guidebook for details (to be released at the end of March 2020).
Ⅰ. Those who apply to the Master’s Program within Japan: Changes to the application process and application documents
Those applying to the Master’s Program within Japan
The changes to the process are as follows. The changes are underlined.
In accordance with the above changes, you are now required to submit a Letter of Acceptance to Act as a Research Supervisor in addition to the other application documents.
Recommendation letters are not accepted for applications within Japan.
Prior to the application, applicants must discuss their research plan with the graduate school committee member who belongs to their desired program and obtain consent from them to act as their supervisor.
If you do not know how to contact a graduate school committee member, use the contact form in the website below.
Contact Form: https://vu.sfc.keio.ac.jp/contact_gao/
Information about the Programs and graduate school committee members of each Program are listed on the following website:
Applicants should contact graduate school committee members as early as possible as they may not be available to supervise research due to reasons such as retirement, overseas research, or incompatibility of your research topic.
Ⅱ. Evaluation Report for all Application Methods (Application within Japan/Application from Overseas/Application for Career Professionals)
All applicants to the Master’s Program (Application within Japan/Application from Overseas/Application for Career Professionals)
An Evaluation Report must be submitted as one of the required application documents.
Applicants should have an evaluator of their choice write and submit the Evaluation Report. Your Research Supervisor cannot be an evaluator.
Applicants are required to submit at least one Evaluation Report. They can request and send up to three Evaluation Reports.
Applicants need to apply for an Evaluation Report through the Admission Web Entry System.
The process for preparing the Evaluation Report is described in the Application Guidebook, which will be released in late-March 2020 (tentative).