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Online GIGA Freshmen Session 2021 was held

Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) held an Online GIGA Freshmen Session on Tuesday, September 21st for new GIGA students of the Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. We used two different types of web-conferencing software; Gather.Town and Zoom.  New students enjoyed exploring the virtual SFC using Gather.Town and joined some workshops via Zoom.  It gave them a good opportunity to learn about SFC and to meet the professors, senior students, and their classmates.


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Voices from GIGA students after the event.

  • It was a great experience.  I was able to meet some of the fellow freshmen who I was unable to meet before.  I was also able to talk to some of the staff and some professors, which was very informative.  It was a lot of fun and it met my expectation
 
  • The Gather town part was very surprising and interesting to me.  In Zoom, the professor and the AIS student gave me a lot of advice on choosing courses which were really helpful.  And these events were provided fairly
 
  • The event brought the students who are in Japan and tohse not in Japan together.
 
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Messages from the GIGA Program Graduates 2021

On Friday, September 17, 2021, the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony was held in the West School Building Hall at Mita Campus. There were 405 graduates in total, with 69 students from the Faculty of Policy Management and 77 students from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies including 18 GIGA students.

In light of ongoing infections with COVID-19, participation in this event was limited to the students who have completed their degree programs in order to give the maximum consideration to the health and safety of Keio students as well as prevent the spread of infections.  Those who could not come to Japan and family members of all students were invited to watch the online video stream of the event. https://youtu.be/BG6-odiVQ6s

GIGA students who graduated in September 2021 were able to receive their diploma at SFC.

 


Students’ advice and comments for those thinking about applying to the GIGA Program.


  • Take a variety of subjects to challenge yourself and expand your knowledge. Ask questions to teachers and to your classmates to create better bonds that will benefit you in your future. Find a mentor or research professor who will advise you on your graduation project. Most of all, have fun in whatever you’re learning. As a GIGA student, your classmates will power through the GIGA program with you.

  • Explore various kenkyukai options as much as you can in your first year.  The earlier you join a Kenkyukai, the earlier you will be able to start working on your thesis.  It will help with both in terms of the quality of the work and time management as the deadline approaches.

  • Take as many classes as you can in your first years and find out what you want to do in the future. Once you’ve found it out, focus on the classes which are relevant to what you want to do later on. Don’t be scared to go out of your comfort zone and take harder classes.

  • Find activities that interest you and experiment with different organizations and friend groups. You may discover a sport or passion you never expected that you would encounter. These can build long-lasting friendships and newer ways of thinking to achieve your goals. Tactics learned through group activities can help you in your daily life and improve productivity within your academic classes as well. Find leadership positions, opportunities to travel, make connections, and network.  They’ll help you in your future career for sure, and will help in resumé building if you are serious about it.

  • Explore many different clubs and circles available in Keio. Take part in those that suit you and make many friends. Don’t simply hang around with one group of people and go out with different groups all the time; that way, you’ll get to know different people of various backgrounds. Don’t hesitate to join clubs and circles just because it’s made up of a majority of local Japanese students, but rather take the challenge and mingle with them; that way you’ll automatically be able to familiarize yourself with Japanese culture and improve your Japanese at the same time.

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Notice of The Study in Japan Online Fairs

Keio University SFC will participate in various Study in Japan online fairs (events) from October through November 2021!!

There will be many opportunities for students, their parents, and teaching staff to gather information on studying at prestigious Japanese universities that have degree programs conducted in English. Faculty members and current students from Keio University SFC will be on hand to present the many faces of the Keio SFC experience.

»Online sharing by Japanese University hosted by Japan Creative Centre for those living in Singapore

-Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

-Time: 1:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (JST)

-Details: https://www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC/invite_study_in_japan_2021.html

»Study in Japan Online Fair for those living in Mongolia

-Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021

-Time: 4:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m. (JST)

-Details: http://edujapan.mn/

»Study in Japan Session hosted by The University of Tokyo INDIA OFFICE

-Date: Friday, November 5, 2021

-Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (JST)

-Details: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/utindia/en/events.html

»Study in Japan Online Fair 2021

-Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

-Time: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (JST)

-Details: https://asjas.org/ev/#/FairCn/E20211120

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Application Guidebook for Admissions for the GIGA Program Now Available

The Application Guidebook for the “Winter AO 2021 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]” (September 2022/April 2023 Entry) is now available. Please see the Application Guidebook for detailed information.

https://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/admissions/undergraduate/ao_giga.html

Scholarships Available Exclusively for GIGA Program International Students

The Keio University Faculty of Policy Management, and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies offer some scholarships for exceptional students accepted through the Winter AO 2021 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]. Applicants may apply for these scholarships the same time they apply for the GIGA Program. Applications for these scholarships will not be accepted after entrance into Keio University.

Details: https://giga.sfc.keio.ac.jp/cost/scholarship-information/

GIGA Program (Bachelor’s Degree Program in English) and its Admissions Process

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SFC Online Open Campus 2021 event was held!!

Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) held an Open Campus event for high school students and prospective students who wish to study at the Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. In 2021, we rolled out multiple events in a hybrid format, both online and on-campus. Following the Pre-online Open Campus (held on June 18), the Online Open Campus on August 24.

◆Online Open Campus

The Online Open Campus introduced SFC from various angles through streamed videos of the academics and admission process of SFC, live-streamed mock lectures and round-table talks. In the “Okashira Round-table Discussion”, the deans and graduates of SFC talked about SFC’s unique seminars and their career paths after graduation. At the closing ceremony, a round of virtual fireworks that also lit up the Online Tanabata Festival were displayed, bringing the SFC Hybrid Open Campus to a close.

The video archives of the live streams remain available to watch on the website for the hybrid online open campus event. Please check them out.  >https://www.opencampus.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/

+++Some highlights you don't want to miss +++

Information on English Based Degree Program GIGA Program and Admissions Process 2021

                      Student Campus Tour

                                                          Round-Table Talk by alumni, faculty members and current SFC students "WHY SFC?"

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[Aug. 29] Study in Japan Virtual Fair 2021 (Hosted by JASSO)

Keio University will participate in the Study in Japan Virtual Fair 2021.

This is an opportunity for students, their parents, and teaching staff to gather information on studying at prestigious Japanese universities that have degree programs conducted in English.

Faculty members and current students from Keio University will be on hand to present the many faces of the Keio experience.

Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (JST)
Details: https://jassofair.studyinjapan.go.jp/en/

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[Reminder] SFC Online Open Campus 2021

★Student Campus Tour (in English)

 
Date and Time: 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on August 24, 2021 (Tue.) (JST)
 
Current SFC (GIGA) students will be answering your questions during a LIVE campus tour conducted by AIS members!
We will be accepting your questions via the YouTube Live chat function, so feel free to join the tour.
 
Presenter:
Current GIGA students who belong to AIS**Association for International Students
AIS is the circle connecting GIGA students and non-GIGA students at SFC.

★Round-Table Talk by alumni, faculty members and current SFC students “WHY SFC?” (in English)

 

Date and Time: 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. on August 24, 2021 (Tue.) (JST)

https://youtu.be/SlGmZjW9hpM

“Why SFC?”
Alumni, Faculty members from the Faculty of Policy Management and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies will be answering your questions in a real-time round-table talk! We will be accepting your questions via the YouTube Live chat function, so feel free to join the talk.
 
Presenter:
■Prof. Tatsuya Hagino, 【Faculty of EI, Research fields: Software Science (Programming Language, System Software, Web Technology)】
■Assistant Prof. Mika Kunieda,【Faculty of PM, SFC Alumna, Research fields: Africa, global health, behavioral sciences and solution design】
■Mr. Lim Howe 【Faculty of EI, Class of 2017 (Nationality: UK)】
■Ms. Safarani Novita 【Faculty of PM, Class of 2019 (Nationality: Indonesia)】
■Mr. Shaimay Shah【Third-year student, Faculty of EI (Nationality: India)】
■Ms. Kana Takechi 【Second-year student, Faculty of PM (Nationality: Japan)】 *Policy Management=PM, Environment and Information Studies=EI
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SFC Online Open Campus on August 24, 2021 (Tue.)

Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) will be hosting an online open campus event following the success of the previous year. A variety of contents await including, explanations on “What is it like to study at SFC?” and its admissions process, mock lectures, videos streamed real-time by current students, and much more. In the midst of summer, enjoy these exciting events from your chilled room!

Please find the details from the following link.

https://www.opencampus.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/ooc/