Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its new 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
  • For students of Keio's student-exchange partner universities (university-wide)
  • Suitable for undergraduate students                                                                     


Applicants must be enrolled* as full-time students in an undergraduate (bachelor’s level) program at a university that has a student exchange partnership (university-wide) with Keio University 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.

Applicants enrolled at a non-partner university of Keio will also be eligible to apply for the Keio Summer Program 2019.

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


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:
Timeline for Applicants Click here

Program Fee

255,500 JPY
* Accommodation not icluded


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


The time schedule and course descriptions will be available online in early February.
  *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

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

<Business & Economy>
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in Japan
- Japanese Production Management Systems
- Competing in Emerging Asia
- Japanese Company Introduction and Factory Visits

<Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding>
- Otaku Culture in Japan and Its Transnational Relation
- Japanese Linguistics in Sociocultural Context
- Deep Culture Difference: Understanding Japan Through Cross-Cultural Comparison
- The Roots of Japanese Culture As Seen in Theater and Art

- 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


International Center, Keio University