Programs for Exchange Students at Keio University

Keio University welcomes international exchange students from our partner universities. We offer three unique programs for undergraduate and graduate exchange students.

Students from our partner universities may choose to attend one of the following programs for a semester or a year as exchange students at Keio University.

Keio International Program (KIP)

The Keio International Program (KIP) is a comprehensive program especially designed for exchange students from partner universities. In this program, students can study about Japan and East/Southeast Asia by taking English-taught courses offered by the International Center. In addition, KIP students may choose to take up to four (4) Japanese language courses each semester. KIP students with advanced Japanese proficiency may also take undergraduate courses in Japanese offered by faculties open to exchange students.

Japanese Language Program (JLP)

The Japanese Language Program (JLP), offered by the Center for Japanese Studies, is a language program for undergraduate and graduate students. The ultimate goal of this program is for students to attain the maximum level of proficiency possible within a short period of time. Accordingly, students in this program are required to spend most of their time studying Japanese during the semester. Students in the JLP may also choose to take International Center Courses taught in English as optional subjects.

Research Program (Open only to graduate exchange students)

This program is for graduate students who wish to conduct research under the supervision of an academic advisor at Keio University. Students must be enrolled in a graduate school (or equivalent) at their home institution. Students must receive approval from the graduate school for their admission to the program as research program students. Moreover, Keio University only accepts exchange students at the graduate level when there are suitable academic advisors available for students’ research plans.

*Only for Students from University of California