How to apply?

Japanese applicants

Are you a Japanese applicant? Your application procedure is different, Keio University has put together a specific website for you.
Click here for more information.
The deadline to apply on JEMARO platform for the September 2023 intake is 15 February 2023 in your case. Please ask Keio Student Office for advice.

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

Before starting the JEMARO Master Programme, students are asked to think about the Research Field/Topic they would like to work on over their 2-year Research Track. Their research will be jointly supervised by a European and a Japanese professor over their 2 years in the programme.

When applying, students will be asked to:

  • Identify a Research Field/Topic they are interested in and mention it in their motivation form
  • Rank 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, supervisor pre-allocation will occur after the selection. This pre-allocation and the preference of Reseach Field are not final, a match-making session taking place in March of the first year in the program aims at pairing EU and Japanese professors to co-supervise the students' Research Track.

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 form (download mandatory template in Word | in PDF)
  • 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 an 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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If candidates/applicants are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently managing the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

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Published on September 5, 2019 Updated on July 27, 2022