Financial Aid (Scholarship) for International Students
There are a number of scholarship programs available. Most scholarships can be applied for after enrollment, but there are some that can be applied for before enrollment, such as "the Keio Design the Future Award for International Students", "Asian Development Bank Japan Scholarship Program", "Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship". Further information is provided on the web pages of the Keio University International Center and JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).
Keio University International Center Scholarship Information
JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization)
JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT (by The Asian Students Cultural Association & Benesse Corporation)
Scholarships available before admission
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program（ADB-JSP）
（Master's Program/ International students only）
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) is for students who wish to enter master's program and return to home country immediately after completion of master's programs. Applicants need to apply during application period II or III and enroll in September next year. At least two years of full-time professional working experience prior to the application is required. The scholarship covers roundtrip airfare, the admission fee and tuition, and gives a monthly stipend for a maximum of 2 years. Please note that the applicant must be no more than 35 years old at the time of application. And nationality is limited to ADB borrowing member countries.
For further information, please refer to 2023ADB_application_form.pdf.
Keio "Design the Future" Award for International Students
Keio University was founded by Yukichi FUKUZAWA in 1858 as the first modern institution of higher education in Japan. To commemorate the university's 150th anniversary in 2008, Keio has launched the "Design the Future" Award for International Students. This scholarship, aimed at highly talented international students with outstanding academic records, is possibly the most generous available from a Japanese university.
This scholarship covers full tuition and fees at Keio University, a monthly stipend and a one time preparation grant (including a travel subsidy).
Prospective students who have the potential to"design the future" will be nominated by the Graduate School of SDM for the scholarship application. Applicants will receive information from SDM.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Research Students (Embassy Nominated Students)
Applicants who wish to enroll in Keio University through the Japanese Government Scholarship scheme should contact the Japanese Embassy/Consulate General where you live at first. For further information, see the website of the International Center below.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Research Students (University Nominated Students)
"Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for Research Students" (University Nominated Students) is mainly offered to exchange students from abroad based on interuniversity agreements such as student exchange agreements. Keio University selects and nominates grantee candidates to MEXT. The scholarship will be payable for a period necessary for a grantee to complete his/her regular course. Each grantee will be provided a monthly stipend. Traveling costs to and from Japan are also provided.
Keio SDM will nominate an appropriate candidate from successful applicants who expect to enroll in the following year. Please refer to the following link for details.