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The Graduate School of System Design and Management of Keio University (Keio SDM) accepts students of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds, from new university graduates to professionals in the private and public sectors.
Keio SDM welcomes international students and offers the following flexible admission processes to provide equal opportunities to international applicants.

  1. Application should be in Japanese or English.
  2. Distance-interviews are available using WebEx or Skype.
  3. Enrollment can be either in April or September.

Keio SDM can offer financial aid to those who showed excellent academic performance.
Please see Financial Aid.
Keio University offers various services and support for all students and additional support for international students to fully enjoy life in Keio University and Japan. Keio SDM office helps each student fully utilize these services and provides additional individual support for international students.

Special Measures in Response to COVID-19

Applicants for Application Period-Ⅱ 2020 must read the following documents before starting web entry.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of System Design and Management at (sdm@info.keio.jp).

Special Measures in Response to COVID-19

Online Application Submission Instruction Addendum

Master's & Doctoral Program

Application Schedule

Admission Schedule

Application Period I (for enrollment in September 2020 or April 2021)
Application Period II (for enrollment in April or September 2021)
Application Period III (for enrollment in April or September 2021)

Application Period IApplication Period IIApplication Period III
Pre-Contact* (A must) (A must) (A must)
Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review** Mon., Apr. 13 -
Wed., Apr. 15, 2020
Mon., Jul. 27 -
Wed., Jul. 29, 2020
Tue., Nov. 24 -
Thu., Nov. 26, 2020
Activation ofWeb Entry System / Application Period*** Fri., May 15 -
Thu., May 28, 2020
Fri., Sep. 4 -
Thu., Sep. 17, 2020
Tue., Dec. 22, 2020 -
Thu., Jan. 14, 2021
Announcement of
Results of
1st Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jun. 12, 2020
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jan. 29, 2021
2nd Screening**** Sun., Jun. 21, 2020 Sun., Oct. 11, 2020 Sat., Feb. 6, 2021
Announcement of Results of
2nd Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Jun. 23, 2020
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Oct. 13, 2020
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Feb. 9, 2021

Notes
* Note 1: Applicants seeking admission to the Master's Program/Doctoral Program must contact the prospective supervising professor(s) whom they wish to have serve as research advisor(s), and discuss their intended research in advance. To contact your desired research advisor(s), enter the necessary information in the "Pre-Contact Application Form". Please note that it is not available to contact them via the pre-contact form from the last day of the web entry/application period until the day of the announcement of results of second screening. To protect the health and safety of applicants and faculty members from COVID-19, faculty members will communicate with applicants via e-mail or online meeting instead of seeing face-to-face. Please follow their instruction.

Pre-Contact Application Form

Applicants can select the name of the faculty member they wish to contact in the pre-contact application form, but the message reaches all faculty members. Please keep that point in mind when you contact several faculty members via the form.

** Note 2: Please note that a preliminary entrance qualification review (refer to "Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review" on page 3 in the Admission Application Guidelines) will be necessary for applicants qualifying for admission under certain criteria. Although it is not mentioned in the Admission Application Guidelines, when you post the documents using an express service which provides tracking such as registered express mail, please send the information to the Admissions Office of SDM (e-mail: sdm@info.keio.ac.jp). Also, please contact the Admissions Office of SDM if you find it difficult to obtain necessary documents for a preliminary entrance qualification review.

*** Note 3: Documents must arrive on or before the deadline date.
(Documents sent from Japan must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.)

****Note 4: SDM office will notify the schedule of the 2nd screening after the announcement of results of the 1st screening. Applicants cannot choose the date/time of the 2nd screening.

Announcement

Notes on Admissions Procedures

The periods of Admissions Procedures are as follows: Please ensure that you complete the prescribed procedures by their respective deadlines, as failure to do so will make you ineligible for admission. For details, please refer to Admission Application Guidelines for Application Period-Ⅱ Academic Year 2020 .

For enrollment in September 2020

Thursday, July 16 - Monday, July 27, 2020
*Documents submitted from outside Japan must arrive by the deadline.
*Documents submitted from within Japan must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

For enrollment in April 2021

Thursday, February 18 - Friday, February 26, 2021

*Documents submitted from outside Japan must arrive by the deadline.
*Documents submitted from within Japan must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

For enrollment in September 2021

Details will be provided when the results of the Second Screening are announced.
*Documents submitted from outside Japan must arrive by the deadline.
*Documents submitted from within Japan must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

[For reference]

Timetable AY 2020

Course Registration Guide AY 2020

SDM Course Syllabi AY 2019 Fall

SDM Course Syllabi AY 2020 Spring