Keio International Program(KIP) 2019

The Keio International Program (KIP) is a comprehensive program especially designed for exchange students from partner universities. In this program, students can study Japan and East/Southeast Asia by taking International Center Courses taught in English. In addition, KIP students may take up to 4 Japanese language courses each semester. KIP students may also take courses offered by Faculties/Graduate Schools open to exchange students.

Note: Students who choose this program are not allowed to change programs.


Program Requirements

  • A student must register for a minimum of seven (7) courses per semester. We have no requirements on the number of credits.
  • There is no Japanese proficiency required.

Program Outline

International Center Courses 

  • The curriculum of the International Center Courses focuses on Japan and East/Southeast Asia as a central theme. 
  • There are 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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Course list and descriptions
*Course Descriptions for the 2019 academic year will be posted at the above URL by the end of March 2019.

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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Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School courses

  • Students may register for courses offered by Faculties or Graduate Schools. Some courses are not open to exchange students.
  • English-taught courses are available. In particular, the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Business and Commerce offer many English-taught courses (including PCP and GPP courses). 
  • Students with a certain level of Japanese language proficiency can take Japanese-taught courses.
  • Some courses are restricted to exchange students.

Course descriptions and schedules for Undergraduate Faculties / Graduate Schools (Only available in Japanese)
Online syllabus:
To search courses conducted in English, please choose "English" for "the language of instructions" at the bottom-right of the page.

The Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School Courses NOT open to Exchange Students (Only available in Japanese)

Japanese language courses 

KIP students are allowed to take up to four Japanese language courses offered by the Center for Japanese Studies per semester. 

  • KEIO Japanese Courses are offered to KIP students. 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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