Independent Study

 

Basic Information

Independent Study enables students to conduct research on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a supervisor who is an 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 to their supervisors.
*The Faculty of Economics also offers "Independent Study" course. Please note that this is different to the Independent Study offered by the International Center (the course content and registration procedures are entirely different.)

Open to

- Short-term International Students (including Keio International Program students)
- Japanese Language Program students
* Full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate faculty or graduate school at Keio cannot take the Independent Study. (正規生は、Independent Studyを履修することができません。)
Notes
  • Students are responsible for finding a full-time academic faculty member at Keio University who is willing to become their supervisor for the proposed research. The supervisor must be a FULL-TIME academic faculty member at Keio.
  • Students may register for only one Independent Study course per semester.
Credits 2 credits
Application Procedures

1. Find your potential supervisor, and discuss your research plan.
2. Fill out the form and obtain the supervisor’s comment and signature.
*An Application Form is available at http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/aboutic/aboutcourse/e-bulletin_board.html#form.
3. Submit your application form to the Office of Student Services (International Exchange Services Group) or to ic-courses@adst.keio.ac.jp via e-mail.

Application Period

Spring Semester 2019 : April 15 (Mon) 11:00am 
Fall       Semester 2019 : October 1 (Tue) 11:00am

*Please be aware that applications will only be received on these days. Submissions made after these days will not be accepted.

Application Place

Office of Student Services (International Exchange Services Group), Mita Campus

Registration

KIP & Short-term International Students
Students should register course at the office of their affiliated faculty or graduate school besides the submission of the Application Form. Please register the course to meet the deadline of your faculty or graduate school. 

JLP Students
Students who submitted the Application Form do not need to register the course at the office.

Selection

The committee will determine acceptance into the course.
Note
  • Students are responsible for finding a full-time academic faculty member at Keio University who is willing to become their supervisor for the proposed research. The supervisor must be a FULL-TIME academic faculty member at Keio.
  • Students may register for only one Independent Study course per semester.
Application Form

 

FACULTY SEARCH

To look for a supervisor, please refer to the following web sites. Some of them are available only in Japanese.

 

KEIO RESEARCHERS INFORMATION SYSTEM

http://www.k-ris.keio.ac.jp/index_en.html

Keio University’s Pure web portal  https://keio.pure.elsevier.com/

Faculty and Graduate School of Letters

http://www.flet.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Faculty and Graduate School of Economics

http://www.econ.keio.ac.jp/en/about/faculty-list

Faculty and Graduate School of Laws

http://www.law.keio.ac.jp/en/staff/

Graduate School of Human Relations

http://www.hr.keio.ac.jp/en/

Faculty and Graduate School of Business and Commerce

http://www.fbc.keio.ac.jp/teacher/index.html

Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology

https://www.st.keio.ac.jp/en/tprofile/

Faculty of Policy Management/ Environment and Information Studies

http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/pmei/faculty.html

Graduate School of Media and Governance

http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/gsmg/en/about/faculty/

Faculty of Nursing

http://www.nmc.keio.ac.jp/faculty/

Graduate School of Health Management

http://gshm.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/organization/

Law School

http://www.ls.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty.html

Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS)

http://www.kbs.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM)

http://www.sdm.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

https://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp/faculty

Faculty and Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Science

http://www.pha.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/index.html