Brown University / ブラウン大学


Brown Brown
Number of students 1
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate program
Period of study September 2017 - May 2018
Location Providence, Rhode Island 02912, U.S.A.
University profile
Brown University is located on a hill in the eastern part of Providence, the state capital of Rhode Island. Brown has about 8,500 students in total, including both undergraduate and graduate students, and over 700 faculty members. It is known for its unique curriculum, innovative research and high quality teaching. The university has a strong international atmosphere, with students from over 75 countries across the globe. In contrast with other Ivy League member universities, Brown University aims to be a place for pure academic study and research and therefore it has not created a business school or law school. Keio University has a historically strong connection with Brown University. On the recommendation of John Manjiro, Yukichi Fukuzawa studied the Western higher education system at Brown University, and it is said that this is what inspired him to found Keio University. The Brown University President at the time, the economist Francis Wayland, had a profound influence on Yukichi Fukuzawa and there is even a famous anecdote that Yukichi Fukuzawa continued to give a lecture about an english language text by Francis Wayland despite the fact that the Boshin War was raging outside his classroom window. To commemorate this, Keio University celebrates May 15 as 'Yukichi Fukuzawa-Francis Wayland Memorial Lecture Day'.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students All
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG) None, but students must show strong academic commitment and performance.
Minimum GPA (G) N/A
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS 8.0
Minimum language proficiency (G) See English Language Proficiency guidelines
Academic calendar
  Orientation date: August 31, 2016
  Classes begin: September 7, 2016
  Exams end: December 21, 2016
  Orientation date: January 21, 2017
  Classes begin: January 25, 2017
  Exams end: May 19, 2017
Important university website for exchange students
Scholarship information As avaiable, the Miller scholarship covers the tuition at Brown University.
Dormitory information