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This page contains all the necessary information on the admissions procedures for the PEARL programme offered by the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. In order to prevent mistakes in their applications, applicants should carefully read this page and the related material before preparing their applications.

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About the Faculty of Economics

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Basic Overview

(1) Date of Entrance
September 22, 2024
(2) Degree Offered
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
(3) Year of Entry
The 1st year of undergraduate-level university
*The Faculty of Economics does not accept transfer students.
(4) Duration of Study
4 years
*Students who have satisfied prescribed conditions may allowed to graduate in 3.5 years.
(5) Language of Instruction
(6) Admission quota
Approximately 100 students through all three application periods
(7) Screening Method
Based solely on an evaluation of submitted documents and materials. No interview is required.
*Application to the PEARL programme should be made in English.
(8) Required Test Scores
- All applicants must submit one (or more) of the following:
a. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (or predicted grades)
b. SAT scores
c. ACT Scores
*These scores cannot be substituted by any other test scores.

- All applicants must submit either (or both) of the following as well:
d. TOEFL iBT® scores
e. IELTS Academic Module scores
*These scores cannot be substituted by any other test scores.

Application Schedule for September 2024 Entry

There are three application periods.

Application Period Announcement of Results
I 10:00 a.m. on October 20, 2023 –
3:00 p.m. on December 1, 2023 (JST)
10:00 a.m. on January 26, 2024 (JST)
II 10:00 a.m. on December 6, 2023 –
3:00 p.m. on January 29, 2024 (JST)
10:00 a.m. on February 28, 2024 (JST)
III 10:00 a.m. on February 22, 2024 –
3:00 p.m. on April 4, 2024 (JST)
10:00 a.m. on May 27, 2024 (JST)

*Applicants are required to pay an application fee of JPY 35,000 by credit card. The periods for making this payment are the same as above.

**Applicants who are not successful in one application period can reapply in subsequent application periods.

Online Application System

The application process is to be completed via the online application system, “The Admissions Office (TAO)”.

Application Guidebook

Visa Information

Frequently Asked Questions


Please be sure to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions above before attempting to contact us, as answers to your questions may be found there. Should you still have queries concerning admissions, please directly reach out to the Keio University Admissions Center. The contact details for the Admissions Center are as follows:

PEARL Team, Admissions Center, Keio University
2-15-45, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

*Please replace <at> with @ when sending the e-mail.

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