Academic Calendar 2020-2021 for Exchange Students

Updated: July 21, 2020

Exchange Program Schedule

Important dates & procedures related to applying to Keio University as an exchange student.


2021 Spring Admission 2020 Fall Admission Procedures
Each university has its own exchange student selection procedure. Please inquire of your university's exchange coordinator at least one year before your desired semester of admission. 1. Obtain information on Keio's Student Exchange Programs.

- Keio International Program
- Japanese Language Program
- Research Program

2. Apply to be an exchange student at your home institution.
Application Deadline

October 5, 2020
Application Deadline

March 30, 2020
After you are successfully selected by your home institution to study at Keio, prepare the application documents required by Keio and apply online.
October-November, 2020 April-May, 2020

Keio's exchange student selection committee will screen the application documents.

Mid December, 2020 Mid June, 2020

Once accepted, we will send a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail address.

-- Mid June, 2020

Keio will send JASSO Scholarship result (Fall semester)

Mid December, 2020 Mid June, 2020

Keio will send housing information to you by email.

Late February, 2021 Early August, 2020

Keio will send you the Certificate of Eligibility to your home institution as soon as it arrives from the Immigration Bureau.  Submit this certificate when applying for a student visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate.

Mid March, 2021 --

Keio will send JASSO scholarship result by emil (Spring semester)



September 23, 24, 25, 2020



Dormitory Housing check-in


-- Japanese language placement test (Spring semester)



Student Registration & Orientation for exchange students (Mandatory)



Japanese language placement test (Fall semester)
*For those who will be taking Japanese language placement test must check in by September 23 at latest.


TBA Interview with academic advisor for the JLP

Early April

October 1, 2020
Classes start

Classes and exams end
*KIP and JLP courses are mostly held at Mita Campus.
*If you take regular undergraduate courses at Hiyoshi Campus, exams may last  few days longer.

Late September, 2021 Early April, 2021

Official transcript is issued

*This schedule is subject to change without notice.

**Please note that the mandatory orientation will be held prior to semester commence date.

**Keio University does not arrange early exams for those who wish to leave early due to graduation or academic schedule conflicts. Please plan well in advance.


Academic Calendar


Program Spring 2020 Fall 2019
Japanese Language Program PDF PDF
Keio International Program PDF PDF
Research Program PDF PDF