FAQ

FAQ

Q1:  Do you have university dormitories?

We do have some off-campus housing that is subsidized by Keio. Exchange  students have priority access to a room in these housing 
arrangements during  their study period .   Rent ranges from 55,000 JPY to 78,000 JPY yen per month.
 

Q2:  Are there any scholarships available for exchange students?

The scholarship offered by JASSO (Japanese Student Services  Organization) is available for those who have outstanding academic 
records.  Successful applicants will be provided 80,000 yen per month for up to 11  months. The number of grantees is subject to  change.
 

Q3:  What is the cost of living at Keio?

Taking utilities, food, clothing, transportation, books, and miscellaneous  expenses into consideration, monthly living costs will be 
approximately  130,000  JPY to 170,000 JPY
 

Q4:  Can I attend for only one semester?

 Students may choose to attend one semester or two semesters (one  academic year). Extending your study period is not permitted in principle. Please plan and choose your study period very carefully when you apply. 

Q5:  How many courses can I take? And how many credits can I earn?

Most of the courses at Keio are worth 2 credits per semester, whereas the  Japanese language courses are usually worth 1 credit per semester. KIP and  JLP students must register for seven (7) or more courses per semester. There is  no maximum credit limit.

Q6:  Do you have any Japanese language requirements for the  Japanese Language Program?

We accept and welcome complete beginners. However, we always  recommend learning some basic Japanese before you come to Japan, so you  can take full advantage of the program and your time  here.

Q7:  Can I take regular undergraduate courses at Keio University?

Almost all undergraduate faculty courses are conducted in Japanese.  You can take those courses only if you meet the Japanese language proficiency  requirements. Additional prerequisites may also apply to certain  courses.

Q8:  When will the course list be available?

Course lists for the new academic year, from April to March, usually become  available in late March.

Q9:  Do you have a buddy program?

Yes, we have a buddy program called the "Keio Tomodachi Program."  Buddies are students at Keio who volunteer to introduce you to life in Japan.

http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/buddy.html

Q10:  Is late arrival or early departure accepted?

No, we do not make special arrangements for late arrival or early departure.  Please plan and choose your study period very carefully when you apply.