Examination Timetable & Data

Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Entrance Examination Dates
(General Entrance Examinations, AO Entrance Examinations, Entrance Examinations for International Students)

General Entrance Examinations Master’s Program Doctoral Program
Online Registration 2016/7/20 ~ 28 2017/1/6 ~ 13
Application Period 2016/7/26 ~ 28 2017/1/11 ~ 13
Written Examination 2016/9/15
1st Stage Examination Announcement of Results 2016/9/16 2017/2/24
Oral Examination 2016/9/16 2017/2/27
Announcement of Successful Applicants 2016/9/16 2017/2/28
Registration Period 2017/3/2 ~ 7

AO Entrance Examination Schedule A Schedule B
Online Registration 2016/6/23 ~ 30 2016/11/9 ~ 17
Application Period 2016/6/28 ~ 30 2016/11/15 ~ 17
Announcement of Accepted Written Applications 2016/7/15 2016/12/9
Oral Examination 2016/7/19 2016/12/13
Announcement of Successful Applicants 2016/7/20 2016/12/14
Registration Period 2017/3/2 ~ 7

Entrance Examinations for International Students Master’s Program
Online Registration 2016/6/10 ~ 20
Application Period 2016/6/13 ~ 20
Announcement of Accepted Written Applications 2016/7/22
Written Examination 2016/9/15
Announcement of Results 2016/9/16
Oral Examination 2016/9/16
Announcement of Successful Applicants 2016/9/16
Registration Period 2017/3/2 ~ 7

▪Graduate School of Business and Commerce: Number of Total Applicants, Successful Applicants & Incoming Students

(Past 3 years: Total Number Implemented: General Entrance Examinations, AO Entrance Examinations, and Entrance Examinations for International Students)

Master’s Program


2014 (Heisei 26)
Academic Year
2015 (Heisei 27)
Academic Year
2016 (Heisei 28)
Academic Year
Course Capacity Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students
Academic Research Course 80 38 22 21 41 17 14 94 21 16
Accounting For Professionals Course 11 7 6 15 8 7 8 3 3

Note: Students enrolled in the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (5) and Program for Leading Graduate Schools & the Joint Degree Programs are not included in the above.

* The Keio Graduate School of Business and Commerce will no longer be accepting students to the “The Accounting for Professionals Course” as of April, 2018 (Academic year, 2018)

Reference: Current Status of Applications from International Students (Quota: 5) from the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program


2014 (Heisei 26)
Academic Year
2015 (Heisei 27)
Academic Year
2016 (Heisei 28)
Academic Year
Course Capacity Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students
Academic Research Course 5 16 5 5 27 5 5 16 5 5

Doctoral Program


2014 (Heisei 26)
Academic Year

2015 (Heisei 27)
Academic Year
2016 (Heisei 28)
Academic Year
Course Capacity Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students Applicants Successful Candidates Incoming Students
Business and Commerce 20 1 1 1 10 5 5 11 9 9

Entrance Examination Guidelines / Examples of Past Examinations

To read the guidelines for the General Entrance Examinations, AO Entrance Examinations and Entrance Examinations for International Students, please refer to the following pages:

  • To read about the General Entrance Examinations for the Master’s Program, please go here.
  • To read about the AO Entrance Examinations for the Master’s Program, please go here.
  • To read about the Entrance Examinations for the Doctoral Program, please go here.
  • To read about the Entrance Examinations for International Students, please go here.

Examples of past examination questions which have been deemed suitable for disclosure by the Graduate School of Business and Commerce can be found by clicking on the following link:
[How to see past examination questions]

Further to this, you can also peruse entrance examinations from the past two years at the Office of Student Services (Mita Campus). Copying any of these materials is forbidden.

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