Keio University GIGA Scholarships for International Students

The Keio University is offering scholarships for international students to pursue Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program. Students who complete the course are awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Information Studies.
This scholarship is awarded to hard-working students who display an aptitude for an interest in advanced information technology and policy and seek to contribute to the global society using their acquired knowledge and skills.
Keio University opened its fifth university campus in Shonan Fujisawa in 1990. Located near the metropolis of Yokohama, Fujisawa is the ideal haven for academic endeavors with its quiet atmosphere.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications deadline: February 13, 2018 (“Application Documents to be Submitted by Postal Mail” must reach our office by this date.)
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor’s programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program.
  • Scholarship Award: Mentor Mitakai Scholarship for International Students:
  • Admission Fee and Academic Fees for one year: The scholarship recipient will be exempt from payment of the admission fee and academic fees for one year starting September 2018.
(For students who show exceptional academic excellence only):  Merit Scholarship Supplement JPY 1,200,000 per year Students who show exceptional academic excellence will also receive the scholarship supplement.
MASATADA KOBAYASHI Scholarship for International Students:
  • JPY 1,000,000 per year
  • The scholarship will be appropriated to the payment of academic fees required at the time of entering the University. The scholarship amount less the academic fees for the 2017 Fall Semester will be paid into the scholarship recipient’s bank account.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Number of Scholarships: Mentor Mitakai Scholarship for International Students: Up to four for Fall 2018 Enrollment., MASATADA KOBAYASHI Scholarship for International Students: Two for Fall 2017 Enrollment
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are open to international students.
Entrance Requirements: The following eligibility requirements apply to both of two scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, you must:
  • Be accepted through Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program) to enter the Faculty of Policy Management or the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in September 2018
  • Be an incoming first-year student
  • Be a foreign national
Persons who hold any of the following Japanese residency statuses are NOT eligible to receive: Permanent Resident, Special Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of Japanese National, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident, or Long Term Resident.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose native language is not English and who do not graduate from a high school that uses English as the medium of instruction are required to submit certification of the official score of any of the following English language proficiency tests taken within two years of the application deadline. Results of other tests may be accepted; however, you should contact the Admissions Office at least two months before the application period to confirm acceptability. There is no minimum required band score, the average score of successful applicants is not announced.
  • TOEFL (Institution: 0773 Department: 00)(TOEFL-ITP score not accepted)
  • TOEIC (TOEIC-IP score not accepted)
  • United Nations Association’s Test of English (UNATE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test in Practical English Proficiency (EIKEN).
Applicants whose native language is English or whose high school uses English as the medium of instruction are not required to submit results of any of the tests listed above.