Updated: 9 November 2021

1-1. Eligibility Requirements

Applicants who meet all of the following requirements (1, 2, 3) are qualified to apply for admission.

An applicant is required to

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic achievement earned at least three (3) years prior to the Application Deadline.
  2. Have, by the time of the Application Deadline, at least three (3) years of full time paid professional experience in the field of tax policy and administration at a public body (institution) after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the English language at the level of a TOEFL score of 80 (iBT) or better, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

1-2. Application Procedure

Applications are accepted upon completion of Online Registration and Submission of Application Documents.
Acceptance of Online Registration will start on 8 December, 2021. Application documents must be submitted by mail. We do not accept applications via fax or email.

The deadline for Online Registration and Submission of Application Documents: 31 January, 2022.

Address for submission of documents

c/o International Exchange Services Group
Office of Student Services
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8345 JAPAN

1-3. Application Fee

To be decided soon

1-4. Application Documents

  1. Application CHECKLIST
  2. Application form (5 pages)
  3. Two letters of recommendation [from two persons who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience] *required
  4. Letter of recommendation [from university professor] *optional
  5. TOEFL or IELTS results [other certifications are NOT acceptable]
  6. Transcript of records [original or certified by the university]
  7. Diploma / certificate of graduation [original or certified by the university]
  8. Copy of passport or any official ID document
  9. Proof of Employment

Documents 2- 4 must be typed in.



  • The link to the application check list and the application form is as below. (To be uploaded soon)
  • Before you fill in the application form, please read the Application Guidebook (to be uploaded on 7 December, 2021) carefully. Please make sure to type legibly with black or blue ink. Application documents should be single-sided.


  • The letters of recommendation must be filled out by two people who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience. Recommenders must be individuals who can attest to your professional experiences at work. It is strongly recommended at least one of the two required professional recommendations be from a current or former supervisor. If you have had paid employment, it is strongly preferred you seek professional recommendations from people you have worked with during your paid employment.
  • Submission of the letter of recommendation by a professor of the university from which the applicant graduated is optional; you do not necessarily have to submit it.
  • The letters should be signed, sealed and submitted together with the other materials, or they may be sent directly by the person making the recommendation to the International Center of Keio University.
  • We may contact your recommenders if necessary.


As proof of the applicant’s English ability, Keio University will ONLY accept an official report of TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within two years of the application deadline. Any other certifications will NOT be considered.

TOEFL: The Official Score Report should be sent directly to Keio University. The TOEFL Educational Testing Service’s code for Keio University is 0773.

IELTS: The Test Report Form should be sent directly to the International Exchange Services Group of Keio University.


Official transcripts from the University (and Graduate School, if applicable), certified copies of diplomas, as well as certified copies of passport are required. A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document which has the signature and official of the registrar or notary public. A photocopy of a certified copy is not acceptable. Documents issued in languages other than English and Japanese must be accompanied by a certified English or Japanese translation. Keio will not return any original documents submitted with an application.


Proof of current employment requires a signed and dated letter written within the last three months. Any proof of employment should be on your employer’s letterhead, state the timeframe you were an employee, and be signed by an authority such as head of human resources or your manager. It would be best if this letter also lists your last title or position. Documentation of past employment can be the letter of offer of employment.

1-5. Application Review Process

Assessment of each applicant is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s submitted documents.

1-6. Announcement of Screening Results

Keio University will send applicants the admission process outcome by email by early March 2022. Keio University does not respond to any inquiries before the above date. As a rule, results of the application will not be given by phone or by fax. Queries concerning screening results will not be accepted.