Academic Calendar 2020-2021 for Exchange Students

Updated: December 13, 2019

Exchange Program Schedule

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


2020 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 4, 2019
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, 2019 April-May, 2020

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

Mid December, 2019 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, 2019 Mid June, 2020

Keio will send housing information to you by email.

Late February, 2020 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, 2020 --

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

March 24 & 25, 2020


September 23, 24, 25, 2020

Dormitory Housing check-in

March 26, 2020

-- Japanese language placement test (Spring semester)

March 30 & 31, 2020

September 28, 2020

Student Registration & Orientation for exchange students (Mandatory)


September 24, 2020

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

April 2, 2020

September 29, 2020 Interview with academic advisor for the JLP

April 7, 2020

October 1, 2020
*Due to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Classes start
July 23, 2020
*Due to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games 
January 30, 2021

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, 2020 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