News » G30 Japan Educational Seminar (Singapore) and Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store Keio University Information Booth
July 18, 2012 － Keio University was one of several G30 universities to participate in the three-day Japan Educational Seminar in Singapore, held in three different formats and venues on May 17 – 19, 2012.
On May 17, 2012, the seminar was held at the Ministry of Education Language Centre. Admittance to this seminar was open only to the top 10% of students who passed the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Keio University, one of ten G30 universities represented, gave a short presentation before receiving many questions from over forty talented students in attendance, all of whom were interested in studying in Japan.
273 students were in attendance on day two of the seminar, which was held at the Japanese Association, Singapore, on May 18, 2012. After a short presentation by Keio University and the other G30 universities in the auditorium, students came to see Keio representatives for individual consultations.
Day three of the seminar was the largest, with students attending by invitation only to the Public Sector Scholarship and Careers Fair, hosted by the Public Service Commission. Singapore’s 36 ministries, embassies from all around the world, and prestigious universities in Singapore were represented at this fair. Keio University set up a booth alongside other G30 universities from Japan, and had the opportunity to give a 15 minute presentation to introduce the university and the GIGA Program.
As well as participation in the Japan Educational Seminar, Keio University also set up an information booth inside the Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store over four days, May 16 – 19, 2012. People gathered in and around the booth during each of the three separate presentation session times, where SFC representatives introduced Keio University and the GIGA Program. 200 or more people stopped by the booth over the four days, with over 70 people receiving detailed pamphlets and information about studying at Keio. The larger-than-expected turnout clearly highlights the high interest Singaporeans have towards education and possibly Japan.