How to apply?

Japanese applicants

Are you a Japanese applicant? Your application procedure is different, Keio University has put together a dedicated website for you.
Click here for more information.

First step: Identify your Research Field and Keio co-supervisor

Before starting the JEMARO Master Programme, students will have to choose their Research Topic they will work on for the 2 years within the so-called Research Track. Their research will be jointly supervised by a European and a Japanese professor over the 2-year programme.

When applying, students will be asked to rank according to their preferences 3 Research Fields:

  • Control-mechatronics
  • Robotics-human interface
  • Signal processing computer science, bioinformatics. 
The preferences of the Research Fields and the Topics of interest shall be detailed by the students in their motivation letter. When applying, the students will also be required to rank, according to their preferences in terms of topics, the Keio co-supervisors they would like to work with. 

For details, see list of Keio Professors and associated Research Topics here. Please note that you do not need to contact Keio professors, the supervisors affectation will occur after the selection.

Second step: Prepare the required documents

The following documents must be uploaded on the online application platform (in PDF format):

  • CV
  • First pages of passport or identity card indicating the nationality
  • Proof of residence: either of the following documents can be accepted
    • a residence certificate issued by the candidate's city hall / municipality administration (attach certified English translation)
    • a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question (attach certified  English translation)
    • Important: The place of residence certificate must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
  • Academic degree and transcripts of all university studies with translation into English, i.e. Bachelor's, Master's or equivalent. All the documents must be merged into a single file. If the degree is due to be obtained after the deadline, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the expected date of graduation must be provided
  • Motivation letter (download PDF template with instructions)
  • Recognized International English Test Certificate, no older than 3 years: TOEFL (CBT 220, PBT 550, IBT 80), Cambridge B2 First Test (173 or higher), Cambridge C1 Advanced Test (160 or higher), IELTS (6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800). No other test is recognized. If the language of instruction of your studies is English, you must provide official document or letter from the University certifying it. In that case, submitting an English Test Certificate is not compulsory. Please note that the GRE cannot replace one of the English Test Certificates listed above.
  • Names and recommendation letters from 2 referees (professors, department heads, tutors, dean of studies etc.) who are able to comment on your qualifications for graduate studies. The recommendation letters have to be uploaded on the application website by the referees themselves (as detailed during the application procedure).

Third step: Apply here!

Application platform:

See important deadlines here.

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Published on September 5, 2019 Updated on November 17, 2020