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Keio University

Established in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa as a small school of Western learning, Keio has a history as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning.
Find out more at Keio's exchange website
Keio University

Number of places available: 1 place available



Application Deadline: March 30, 2022

Student Registration & Orientation for exchange students: September 26-27, 2022 

Term Dates:

2022 Fall Admission: October 1, 2022 - February 6, 2023

2023 Spring Admission: TBA


Programme Information


Keio International Program (KIP) 

A comprehensive program especially designed for exchange students from partner universities.

In this program, students can study about Japan and East/Southeast Asia by taking English-taught courses offered by the International Centre.
In addition, KIP students may choose to take up to four (4) Japanese language courses each semester. KIP students with advanced Japanese proficiency may also take undergraduate/graduate school courses in Japanese offered by faculties open to exchange students.

English-taught courses list: <2023 academic year>List of International Center Courses / 国際センター講座リスト | Keio University International Center

Study Load

Students must register for a minimum of seven (7) courses per semester. For more information, please visit Keio International Program(KIP) | Keio University International Center.


Japanese Language Program (JLP)

A language program for undergraduate and graduate students offered by the Centre for Japanese Studies. 

The ultimate goal of this program is for students to attain the maximum level of proficiency possible within a short period of time. Accordingly, students in this program are required to spend most of their time studying Japanese during the semester.
Students in the JLP may also choose to take International Centre Courses taught in English as optional subjects.

Study Load

Students must register for 7 or more subjects/credits per semester. For more information, please visit Japanese Language Program (JLP) | Keio University International Center.


Student Support

Keio University makes a point of ensuring that its campuses are safe and that its students, faculty, and staff have access to facilities that keep them healthy and active.

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Keio assists students in arranging accommodation in Japan. Students are provided with a room at one of the student dormitories subsidized by Keio University. In some dormitories, weekday meals are included in the fee.


  • Due to the current capacity of student dormitories, once you leave your originally assigned dormitory, you are not allowed to return to the room, or move to another Keio dormitory.
  • Keio does not arrange or introduce a home stay program for exchange students.


Living Expenses

Taking utilities, food, clothes, transportation, books and miscellaneous expenses into consideration, monthly living costs will be approximately ¥130,000 - ¥170,000.

Example Living Expense   Cost
Housing   ¥55,000 - 78,400
Food   ¥30,000 - 60,000
Books   ¥7,000
Transportation   ¥8,000 +
Medical Insurance   ¥1,500+
Cellular Phone   ¥5,000+
Miscellaneous   ¥15,000


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