Courses available for Exchange Students

Exchange students from our partner institutions under the student exchange agreement at university level can register for the following courses. For details on the course registration rules and procedures, please refer to the web page of each program(

International Center Courses

  • The International Center Courses focus on Japan and East/Southeast Asia as a central theme.
  • As full-time Keio students can also take these courses, they can provide students with opportunities for international exchange through study.
  • There are about 80 courses in various fields such as Language and Literature, Arts, Culture and Cross-Cultural Understanding, Science, Religion and Thought, History, Media and Communications, Social Issues, Politics, Diplomacy and International Exchange, Business and Economy, and Law.

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Independent Study

  • The Independent Study enables students to conduct research on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic faculty member of Keio University. This usually involves meetings between the student and the academic faculty member.
  • Students will be required to submit a substantial piece of written work that reports the results of their research.
  • Students are personally responsible for finding a full-time academic faculty member at Keio University  who is willing to become their supervisor for the proposed research.

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Professional Career Programme (PCP) courses

  • The Professional Career Programme (PCP) courses are offered by the Faculty and the Graduate School of Economics. 
  • PCP aims to produce graduates who can thrive in the global arena, who will ‘design the future’. It is intended for students who plan to build a career in an internationalized environment, such as graduate and professional schools outside Japan, international organizations and multinational firms.
  • PCP’s objective is to turn out competent, open-minded individuals who can become global leaders that ‘design the future’. Graduates of PCP are expected to build their career as professionals with a global outlook. Many go on to study at graduate schools and professional schools such as law schools, business schools, schools of public policy and schools of development.

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Global Passport Program (GPP) courses

  • The Global Passport Program (GPP) courses are offered by the Faculty and the Graduate School of Business and Commerce.
  • This program aims to enable students to identify problems companies or organizations might face in a global society and to cultivate the ability to solve them. 
  • International students registering through the International Center do not have to go through the screening process, and no documents or interviews are required.
  • Please note that some courses may limit the number of students or require a prior knowledge of statistics and/or economics.

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Japanese language courses

*Please note that Japanese language courses for Japanese Language Program(JLP) are different from those for Keio International Program(KIP)/Research Program(RP).

For JLP students, please refer to the following web site.

For KIP and RP students, please refer to the followings.
  • Students are allowed to take up to four Japanese language courses offered by the Center for Japanese Studies per semester. 
  • New Japanese language courses will be offered to non-JLP students (including KIP and RP students) from the 2016 Fall Semester. These courses include subjects in 7 study levels from elementary to advanced, in which students can effectively learn the Japanese language in a short period of time and balance their studies in Japanese language with other courses.
  • The best feature of these courses is that the subjects are focused on developing skills of communication (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) comprehensively. At the elementary level, students can efficiently learn the basics of Japanese and cultivate the communication skills essential for daily life. At the intermediate and advanced levels, there are a variety of subjects offered to build up students’ proficiency of language with mutual interaction in Japanese and to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society.
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Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School courses

  • KIP students may register for courses offered by faculties or graduate schools. Please note that some courses are not open to exchange students.
  • Most of  the Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School Courses are conducted in Japanese. Some courses are conducted in English. 
  • JLP Students who fulfill the designated requirements may also take up to 2 subjects taught in Japanese (for a total of up to 4 credits) offered under Keio University’s regular undergraduate and graduate programs each semester. However, as it requires a high level of Japanese language ability to take subjects conducted in Japanese, please decide to register these subjects after careful consideration.
  • KIP students who have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to JLPT level N2 or above may take Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School courses open to exchange students. The number of courses you can take depends on your Japanese language proficiency level. The students who wish to take the courses conducted in English are not required to have the above mentioned Japanese language proficiency.
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  • RP students may also take graduate courses, but only if they are permitted to take courses by their academic advisors.