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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.

Master's & Doctoral Program

Application Schedule

Admission Schedule

Application Period I (for enrollment in September 2019 or April 2020)
Application Period II (for enrollment in April or September 2020)
Application Period III (for enrollment in April or September 2020)

Application Period IApplication Period IIApplication Period III
Pre-Contact* (A must) (A must) (A must)
Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review** Tue., Apr 16 -
Thu., Apr 18, 2019
Wed., Jul.31 -
Fri., Aug.2, 2019
Mon., Dec.2-
Wed., Dec.4, 2019
Activation ofWeb Entry System / Application Period*** Fri., May 10 -
Thu., May 23, 2019
Fri., Sep.6 -
Fri., Sep.20, 2019
Tue., Dec.24, 2019 -
Thu., Jan.16, 2020
Announcement of
Results of
1st Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jun.7, 2019
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Oct.4, 2019
1:00 p.m.,
Fri., Jan.31, 2020
2nd Screening**** Sun., Jun.16, 2019 Sun., Oct.13, 2019 Sat., Feb.8, 2020
Announcement of Results of
2nd Screening
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Jun. 18, 2019
1:00 p.m.,
Tue., Oct.15, 2019
1:00 p.m.,
Wed., Feb.12, 2020

Notes
* Note 1: Applicants must contact the Keio SDM 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), please enter the necessary information in the "Pre-Contact Form."

Pre-Contact Form

** Note 2:For details, please refer to Admission Application Guidelines. Applicants who are required to apply for Preliminary Entrance Qualification Review must send the documents and they must arrive on or before the deadline date.

Pre-Contact Form

*** 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 the Admission Application Guidelines.

For enrollment in September 2019

Thursday, July 18 - Friday, July 26, 2019
*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 2020

Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 28, 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 September 2020

Thursday, July 16 - Friday, July 24, 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 reference]

Timetable AY 2019

Course Registration Guide AY 2019

SDM Course Syllabi AY 2019