"Design the Future" Award for International Students

Keio "Design the Future" Award for International Students

Last updated : 2015/8/24

Number of Recipients: A few

Award amount

  • Full tuition and fees* at Keio University
  • A monthly stipend of JPY200,000
  • A one-time preparation grant of JPY150,000 (including a travel subsidy)

Award duration: Two years

General application information (2016 academic year)

Refer to the following information.

2016 Application Information :

The Selection Process (Details):
Each Graduate School performs a primary screening of applicants and nominates candidates to the Scholarship Committee. This committee then conducts a review of documents and conducts interviews for the final selection. Result of the primary screening will be announced only to who have passed it by the middle of February and the interview will be scheduled at March 5, 2016 . Detailed information will be sent to each applicant nominated for the Award.

2016 Scholarship Application Form:

* Procedure of application vary according to the graduate school.

Please see the descriptions of the relevant graduate school for more information.

Application period & conditions of each Graduate School (2016 academic year) 

Graduate Schools Application period Conditions
Letters Sep 21, 2015 to Jan  14, 2016

International Students Admissions

Send application documents to:

Office of Student Services, Graduate School of Letters

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

1. Fall Admission: scholarship applications are accepted only from those who passed the entrance examination.
2. Spring Admission: scholarship applications are accepted from all applicants. The application form can be submitted with the application documents for admission.

Economics Nov 6 to Dec 4 in  2015

scholarship applications are accepted only from those who have already successfully passed the entrance examination, fall round (the entrance examination for international students in fall included)

Send application documents to:

Office of Student Services, GraduateSchool of Economics

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Laws Jan 25 to Feb 5 in  2016

International Students Admissions

Send application documents to:

Office of Student Services, GraduateSchool of Laws

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Human Relations Sep 24 to Oct 2 in 2015

International Students Admissions

Send application documents to:

Office of Student Services, Graduate School of Human Relations

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

Business and Commerce Dec 1 to Dec 11 in  2015

Send application documents to:

Office of Student Services, GraduateSchool of Business and Commerce

2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Medicine N/A The Graduate School of Medicine will select, from among  the students who passed the entrance examination,  those recommendable for the scholarship. The nominee will be asked from the Graduate School to submit the scholarship application form at the beginning of February.
Science and Technology Same as the application period for IGP admissions The Graduate School of Science and Technology selects students from applicants who have the potential to“design the future.” Applicants will be asked to submit the scholarship application form separately, so you do not need to submit the form when you apply for the Graduate School. IGP Admissions
Business Administration Jan 12 to Jan 21 in 2016  (must be postmarked by the deadline)

Download the application form from this website and mail it to the Graduate School of Business Administration Admissions Office
1. Fall Admission :scholarship applications are accepted only from those who passed the entrance examination.
2. New Graduates Admission/ Spring Admission: scholarship applications are accepted from all applicants. The application form can be submitted with the application documents for admission.

Media and Governance N/A The Graduate School of Media and Governance will select, from among successful applicants, those recommendable for the scholarship.The
nominee will be asked to submit the scholarship application form separately, so you do not need to submit the form when you apply for the Graduate School.
Law School Dec 7 to Dec 11 in  2015 Download the application form from this website and mail it to Law School office.
Health Management N/A

The Graduate School of Health Management will select, from among successful applicants, those recommendable for the scholarship. At the beginning of the February, the nominee will be asked to submit the scholarship application form individually, so you do not need to submit the form when you apply for the Graduate School.

System Design and Management N/A The Graduate School of System Design and Management selects students from applicants who have the potential to “design the future.” Students who have already successfully passed the Graduate School’s admission will also be selected by the Graduate School for the scholarship application.
Applicants will receive information from the Graduate School in February.
SDM Admissions
Media Design N/A The Graduate School of Media Design selects students from applicants who have the potential to “design the future.” Students who have already successfully passed the Graduate School’s admission will also be selected by the Graduate School for the scholarship application.
Applicants will receive information from the Graduate School in February. 
KMD Admissions 
Pharmaceutical Sciences N/A The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences selects applicants from
among successful ones who submit the pledge and have the potential to
“design the future”. Scholarship applicants selected by the Graduate
School will be informed before the admission registration period.

* Application period & conditions will be updated when it is available.

Other Scholarships Available

Other scholarships opportunities for graduate students are also available, including the Japanese Government Graduate Research Student Scholarship as well as scholarships provided by more than 100 public and private foundations.

Welcome to Keio University

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.
International students with the drive to become global leaders in academia, business, and public services are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity.