Think big. Think deep. Think Keio.
Keio University provides a world-class academic and research environment to cultivate tomorrow's leaders. Three new degree programs delivered in English have been launched under Global 30.
Founded in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa, a highly respected intellectual leader and visionary, Keio University is Japan's first modern institution of higher learning. Guided by the founding principles of Fukuzawa, Keio seeks to nurture future leaders of society. Over the last century and a half, the university has established itself as a leader in Japan and Asia through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine. Keio has ten undergraduate faculties and fourteen graduate schools which are spread across six main campuses in the greater Tokyo area and are home to 33,000 students and 4,800 faculty and administrative staff. Mita Campus is located in central Tokyo and houses the four undergraduate faculties of Letters, Economics, Law, and Business and Commerce. Hiyoshi Campus is attended by undergraduates from all faculties except the three faculties located in Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC). Yagami Campus is home to both the Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology. Shinanomachi is home to the School and the Graduate School of Medicine. SFC is home to the Faculties of Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, and Nursing and Medical Care. Students from the graduate schools of Media and Governance and Health Management also study at this campus. Shiba-Kyoritsu Campus houses the Faculty of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Keio University has approximately 250 partnerships with universities and organizations in more than 40 countries, involving education and research in wide-ranging areas. Exchange students from partner universities are guaranteed of being enrolled in high quality programs for learning Japanese as well as degree work and joint projects. On an institutional level, joint research projects are underway with many organizations worldwide. Keio also has six overseas offices and centers in New York, London, Seoul, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai.
Keio University welcomes exchange students from our partner universities all over the world. We offer three different programs for exchange students including our new Keio International Program.
Japanese Language Program
Japanese language education started in the 1950s at Keio University. Today, the Center for Japanese Studies offers non-native speakers of Japanese a unique program in which they can learn both the Japanese language and Japanese customs and culture. The curriculum is designed to assist students in attaining a high level of Japanese proficiency which is required for research and other academic activities in specialized disciplines. The Program offers a wide range of course levels and subjects making it easy for students to find programs which suit their needs.
Keio International Program (KIP) (Undergraduate)
This Program is open to students who wish to take courses conducted in English together with Japanese language subjects and students who wish to take undergraduate courses offered by the faculties.
Core Subjects / Core subjects are intended to develop the fundamental Japanese ability needed for Japanese study at each level. After taking a placement test, students are assigned to one of 12 class levels.
Subjects with a Specific Focus / The goal of these courses is to improve students speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students take classes at their core subject level.
Japanese Studies on Society and Culture / Through these courses, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand Japanese society and culture.
Research Program (Graduate)
This Program is for students who wish to conduct research under the supervision of an academic adviser. Students must be enrolled in a Graduate School (or equivalent level) at their home institution.
COURSES IN ENGLISH
Keio International Center offers over 90 courses that are taught in English each year for both international and Keio students. International Studies courses focus on area studies covering Asia, Oceania, North America, South America, Europe and Africa. In addition to area studies, courses on global business and economics, the global community, and cross-cultural studies are also available. Japanese Studies courses aim to look at various aspects of Japan, such as society, economy, business, politics, history, literature, art, ideology and religion.
Other programs delivered in English
1. Professional Career Program (PCP), Faculty of Economics (Undergraduate)
2. International Graduate Programs in Advanced Science & Technology (Masters/ Ph.D.)
3. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program in Taxation Policy and Management, Graduate School of Business and Commerce (Masters)
4. International Advanced Degrees Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance (Masters)
5. Graduate School of Media Design (Masters/Ph.D.)
6. Japanese Studies and International Studies courses (Non-degree)
7. Graduate School of Economics New
8. Graduate School of System Design & Management (Masters/Ph.D) New
9. Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Planned
DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Keio University has established eight double degree programs through its networks with top universities around the world.
France: Intergroup des Ecoles Centrale (Graduate School of Science & Technology); ESSEC Business School (Keio Business School); Sciences Po (Graduate School of Economics)
Germany: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Graduate School of Letters, Graduate School of Media and Governance); WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (Keio Business School)
China: Fudan University (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Korea: Yonsei University (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Indonesia: "Linkage Program" (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Sweden: Lund University (Graduate School of Science & Technology )
"Design the Future" Award
While there are many scholarships available to help students with their studies, the "Design the Future" Award is one of the most generous awards of its kind in Japan. It is aimed at international students who have the drive to become global leaders in academia, business and public services. To be eligible, students must be planning to enroll in a Master's program at one of Keio University's graduate schools or the Doctoral program at the Graduate School of Medicine.
● Approx five awards are given each year ● Full tuition ● Monthly stipend of 200,000 yen ● Travel subsidy of 150,000 yen ● Duration: two years
Keio University has a small number of off-campus rooms for privately-financed international students. The monthly rent is approximately JPY 50,000-60,000. These rooms are about an hour away from Mita Campus.
Keio University libraries are called Media Centers. All five campuses have a Media Center with the headquarters at Mita Campus. The Media Centers have a collection of nearly 4 million books and periodicals, making them one of the most prestigious resources available in Japan.