[Keio Summer Program 2019] Overview

Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its quarter-long Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan—live in Tokyo, study alongside Keio students, and experience all that Japan has to offer this summer!                  
  • A two-month program (June – July) to study and experience life in Japan
  • Offers opportunities to take Keio‘s credit-bearing courses during its second academic quarter
  • Suitable for undergraduate students                                                                     


Applicants must be enrolled* as full-time students in an undergraduate (bachelor’s level) program at a university outside of Japan and must not be currently studying in Japan. Participants must be fluent in English. No Japanese proficiency is required as all lectures are conducted in English.   (*at the time of application)

Applicants must have completed at least one (1) full-year of studies at their home institutions prior to participating in the Program.


English Requirements

TOEFL/PBT: 550, TOEFL/iBT: 79, IELTS: 6.0 or above

Minimum GPA Requirement

2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)


June - July

Timeline for Applicants: Click here


Mita Campus (Tokyo, Japan)

Applications Open:

February 1

*Deadline for online registration: February 19
*Deadline for submission of application documents: February 22
Application Procedure
Please refer to the web page below for details:

Program Fee

258,000 JPY
* Accommodation not icluded

Postage and Handling Charges for visa application documents
* if applicable

3,500 JPY


Dormitory rooms are not available. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.


*Please read the course descriptions for each course carefully. Courses listed below will limit the number of students. All the students wishing to register for these courses must attend the first class and obtain permission from the instructor. Registration without permission will be deleted.
*Students are required to take a minimum of 4 courses. (*up to 8 courses maximum)
*2 credits per course
*1 credit per Japanese language course
The time schedule will be available online in due course.

- Arts/Art Workshop: Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan

<Business & Economy>
- Japanese Production Management Systems
- Japanese Company Introduction and Factory Visits

<Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding>
- Otaku Culture in Japan and Its Transnational Relation
- Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context**
**Prerequisite: JLPT level N3 or above
- Deep Culture Difference: Understanding Japan Through Cross-Cultural Comparison

- Historical Memory in East and Southeast Asia
- Japan's Postwar Resurgence

- The Supreme Court of Japan: Structure, Function, Case Law

<Religion & Thought>
- Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering

<Social Issues>
- Minorities in Japanese Education

<Japanese Language> *1 credit per course
- Survival Japanese: Introduction to the Japanese language
- Business Japanese: Introduction to Japanese for business and work**
**Prerequisite: JLPT level N3 or above



*Descriptions for courses offered in 2018 are available for your reference.

 Summer 2018 Course Descriptions


International Center, Keio University