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 Japan and East/Southeast Asia by taking International Center Courses taught in English. In addition, KIP students may take up to four  Japanese language courses each semester. KIP students with advanced Japanese language proficiency may also take Undergraduate Faculty/Graduate School courses in Japanese offered by faculties/graduate schools open to exchange students.

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

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Program Requirements

  • A student must register for a minimum of seven (7) courses per semester made up of any combination of courses from the categories listed below. It is a mandatory requirement to maintain "Student" visa status.
  • There is no Japanese proficiency required.

Program Outline

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.

For further details, please refer to http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/aboutic/aboutcourse/.

Course list and descriptions
http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/aboutic/aboutcourse#icc
*Course Descriptions for the 2017 academic year will be posted at the above URL by the end of March 2017.

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.

For further details, please refer to http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/independent_study.html.

Professional Career Programme (PCP) courses 

  • The Professional Career Programme (PCP) courses are offered by the Faculty and the Graduate School of Economics. 
  • This programme aims to assist students who wish to enter postgraduate career programs either within Japan or abroad, including law schools, schools in public administration, business schools, and schools in international development.
  • PCP students will participate in small-group classes, taught principally in English. PCP courses emphasize practical education in economics that will be of direct use for students’ future careers.

For further details, please refer to http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/pcp.html.

Course list and descriptions
http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/pcp.html#pcp

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.

For further details, please refer to http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/gpp.html.

Course list and descriptions
http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/gpp.html#gpp

Japanese Language courses 

KIP 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 KIP 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.

For further details, please refer to http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/courses/kjc.html.

Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School courses

  • Almost all Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School courses are conducted in Japanese. 
  • KIP students who have Japanese language proficiency equivalent to JLPT level N2 or above may take Undergraduate Faculty courses open to exchange students. 
  • The number of courses you can take also depends on your Japanese proficiency level. 
  • The students who wish to take the courses conducted in English are not required to have the above mentioned proficiency.

Course descriptions and schedules for Undergraduate Faculties / Graduate Schools
http://www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/academic/rishu/index.html (Only available in Japanese)
Online syllabus: https://gslbs.adst.keio.ac.jp/
To search courses conducted in English, please choose "English" for "the language of instructios" at the bottom-right of the page.
The course descriptions and schedules for 2017 will be available by end of March, 2017.

The Undergraduate Faculty / Graduate School Courses NOT open to Exchange Students (Only available in Japanese)
http://www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/academic/rishu/tagakubu.html
http://www.gakuji.keio.ac.jp/academic/rishu/takenkyuka.html