Financial Aid

(Last Updated: November 5, 2020)

The Keio University Faculty of Policy Management, and Faculty of Environment and Information Studies offer scholarships for exceptional international students accepted through the Winter AO 2020 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program].

In addition, various organizations and foundations, including government and private entities, also offer financial aid to international students studying in Japan.

 

Scholarships Available Exclusively for GIGA Program International Students

You may apply for these scholarships the same time you apply for the GIGA Program. For further details on eligibility requirements and application procedures, see “Scholarships Available Exclusively for GIGA Program International Students.”
Below please find brief outlines of two scholarships that are available exclusively for GIGA Program International Students.

 

  • Japanese Government (MEXT*) Scholarship

*MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Detailed information on the MEXT scholarship for applicants who wish to enroll in September of the 2021 academic year will be posted around December.

 

Amount awarded:

• Application Fee covered by Keio University
• Admission Fee covered by Keio University
• Academic Fees for one year (AY 2021 Fall Semester and AY 2022 Spring Semester) covered by Keio University
• Monthly living cost (JPY 117,000) covered by MEXT
• Traveling cost covered by MEXT
The details will be posted on this website when they have been decided.

Duration:

Up to four years (subject to annual review, with requirements such as maintaining a GPA above 2.3)

 

Application Deadline:

Same as the online application deadline for the Winter AO 2020 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]

 

  • MASATADA KOBAYASHI Scholarship for International Students

Amount awarded:

JPY 1,000,000 per year

Duration:

Up to four years (subject to annual review)

Application Deadline:

Same as the online application deadline for the Winter AO 2020 (Global) screening [Admissions for the GIGA Program]

 

Eligible students can apply to the scholarships listed below after entering Keio University.

Scholarships Provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

  • Honors Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students

Amount awarded:

JPY 48,000 per month

Duration:

one year (students may apply every year)

Application Deadline:

April

Scholarships Provided by Keio University

  • Keio University Scholarship for Undergraduate Students (second year or higher)

Amount awarded:

JPY 150,000 per year, or JPY 450,000 per year to exceptional students

Duration:

one year (students may apply every year)

Application Deadline:

around mid-October

  • Keio Emergency Scholarship for International Students

Amount awarded:

within the limits of the relevant year’s Tuition Fee

Duration:

one year

Application Deadline:

TBA

Scholarships Provided by Private Foundations and Local Governments

There are over 100 scholarships provided by private foundations and local governments available to international students who are or will be studying in Japan, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some of them are open to all students, whereas others are targeted specifically for students who are from certain countries and regions, or studying particular fields.

Scholarships

Keio University International Center website:
www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/life/scholarship/intl_student.html
(For students residing in Japan with the status of residence of “Student.”)

Website for Keio Students of Shonan Fujisawa Campus (in Japanese only):
www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/sfc/scholarship/index.html
(For students residing in Japan with status of residence other than “Student.”)

For inquiries regarding scholarships and financial aid, please contact the Office of International Affairs at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus.
Address: 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Email: sfc-global@sfc.keio.ac.jp