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Applying for a CEMS Exchange at Keio

To study at Keio University as a CEMS exchange student, you must be enrolled in a CEMS MIM Programme at one of the CEMS member schools. Your home CEMS member school will nominate you for your exchange destination(s). If you are a prospective student who has not been enrolled in any CEMS MIM Programme, please refer to the application procedures required at the CEMS member school you wish to enter.

Applying for a CEMS Exchange at Keio

Once you are nominated by your home CEMS school to study at Keio as an exchange student, you must:

1. Complete the registration at "Online Application for CEMS Exchange (Incoming) Students" by September 30, 2019 for Term 2, 2019/2020 application.  If you are nominated after the deadline, please have your coordinator contact us.

2. Submit the following documents (in English) to the Keio CEMS Office by postal mail (Deadline: September 30, 2019 for Term 2, 2019/2020 application.) If you are nominated after the deadline, please have your coordinator contact us.

        (1) CEMS Exchange Student Record Form (Click on the icon for the form     )

        (2) Study Proposal (Click on the icon for the form      )

        (3) Self-evaluation Sheet for Japanese Language Proficiency
              (
Click on the icon for the form      )
                
        (4) Official Transcript from your home university

        (5) Certificate of Health (Click here for the form)

        (6) Checklist of Dietary Restrictions (Click here for the form)

        (7) 3 photos (Height:4cm, Width:3cm, International Standard)
                (Glue one photo to your "CEMS Exchange Student Record Form" and
                  clip the other 2 photos to the document. Please do not use staples!)

        (8) Application for Certificate of Eligibility [for visa]
                (Click here for the form. Refer to this example when you fill out the form.)

     
*This application is not required for Japanese nationals. Japanese nationals, 
     including those with dual nationalities, must enter Japan as a Japanese
     national with a Japanese passport.
    *If you have dual nationalities, choose 1 nationality (passport) and make sure you
     write the information on the chosen passport only, including the “Past entry
     into/depart from Japan” section.

        (9) Certificate of Financial Support [for visa]
     * If the supporter of the expenses while in Japan is yourself, please submit the
     following document:
      -A certificate of deposit balance to declare the amount of your financial
       resources in order to cover the expected cost of your stay at Keio at least
       JPY 130,000 (or equivalent in local currency) per month for the expected
       period of stay (six months). A copy of your monthly bank statement
                            will not be accepted.
 
    * If the supporter of the expenses while in Japan is your parents, please submit
     the following two documents.
        - A certificate of deposit balance to declare the amount of your supporter’s
       financial resources in order to cover the expected cost of your stay at Keio
       at least JPY 130,000 (or equivalent in local currency) per month for the
       expected period of stay (six months). A copy of a monthly bank statement
                            will not be accepted.
        - A statement (typed and signed) from the supporter to state that s/he will
       bear the expenses during your stay in Japan.

        (10) Copies of Passport [for visa]
    *Photocopy all pages with
records. (Not limited to the record of entering Japan)

3. Complete your resume on cems.org
Please complete your resume on cems.org by 30 September, 2019. This is very important as it will be shared with the professors for the Business Project. Incomplete resume will also be shared.

4. Obtain a visa before you enter Japan (Click here for instructions).
Keio University will apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) on behalf of you, based on the documents (8), (9) and (10) above. Once issued, Keio will send you your COE, which you will use as part of your visa application. If you are going to Keio for Term 1, you will receive your COE around July; if Term 2, Late January to February (Approximately 2 months before your entry into Japan).

Housing

Off-campus dormitories are available for all CEMS exchange students on an availability basis. Dormitories at Keio University are quite inexpensive because the fees are subsidized by the university. This has helped many international students since the living cost in the Tokyo area is very high.

Once Keio CEMS Office has received all your application documents, you will receive an email regarding a dormitory application.

For general information about housing and living costs, click:
http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/housing.html

Housing Platform:
CEMS students have organized the "housing platform" that helps you find off-campus apartments which other CEMS students want to sublet. All students having an email address with @cemsmail.org* can use the platform for free. To find an off-campus apartment, visit the website below:
http://www.housinganywhere.com/