Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital. Founded in 1858, it is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning, and over the last century and a half it has established itself as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine.
Undergraduate Faculty Courses are conducted in Japanese, so students who have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to JLPT level N2 may take courses in Japanese offered by the various Keio University faculties.
*Some registration restrictions and/or course prerequisites may apply. Physical education courses, foreign language courses, and courses in the School of Medicine are not open to exchange students.
View detail: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/aboutic/aboutcourse/
Keio University also offer three unique programs for undergraduate and graduate exchange students.
View detail: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses.html
Be enrolled at one of Keio University’s partner institutions
Have student status at your home institution throughout your period of study at Keio University
Be formally nominated as an exchange student by your home institution
There is no GPA requirement for applying to our exchange program.
2. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Number of Semester Placements: 2
Spring Semester Deadline: October 5
Autumn Semester Deadline: March 30
1) Ensure you meet Keio’s eligibility
2) Review programs and course descriptions
3) Complete the online registration
4) Submit your application documents to your home exchange office. Have your home exchange office forward all required documents to Keio by the deadline.
5. Submit your visa document (Application for Certificate of Eligibility) in Excel format to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
View detail: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/apply.html
3. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
1) Official nomination letter (Cover Letter) from your home institution
2) Application form
3) Study proposal
4) One academic letter (recommendation letter)
5) Self-evaluation sheet for Japanese language proficiency
6) Official transcript
7) Certificate of health
8) Certificate of financial support
9) One copy of passport
10) One photocopied set
All International students under the visa status of “Student” must join the National Health Insurance (NHI) sponsored by the Japanese national and local government. The monthly premium of NHI is about 1,500 JPY.
Exchange students are guranteed to be assigned to one of the accommodations subsidized by Keio.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
The average cost of living expense is at least JPY 130,000/month if you live in university-subsidized student housing.
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Students must obtain a Student Visa in order to study at Keio University. You will need a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for your visa at the Japanese Embassy or consulates in your country. Your visa’s term of validity is the same as the length of your study term at Keio.
View detail: http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/visa.html
Scholarships such as JASSO are available but are not guaranteed for all the exchange students since the number of recipients is very limited.