CEMS Inbound - Applying for Keio and Information on Visa and Housing
Applying for a CEMS Exchange at Keio
1.Online Registration and Application Documents
MAY 10, 2022 for Term1, 2022/2023
* If you are nominated after the deadline, please have your coordinator contact us.
1) Complete the online registration form.
2) List of Application Documents Required
|2||Official Transcript from your home university||
- Your full academic record from your home institution including and.
- The transcript should be issued within 3 months prior to submission.
- If issued in a language other than English or Japanese, please also upload an English translation.
|3||Certificate of Health||
-Must be completed and signed by a physician, NOT by the student.
-Must be issued within the past 3 months prior to submission.
Application for Certificate of Eligibility
-Please read this sample carefully when you fill out the application.
-The information on the form needs to be ACCURATE.
-Not required for Japanese nationals.
-If you have dual nationalities, choose 1 nationality (passport) and make sure you write the information on the chosen passport only, including the "Past entry into/depart from Japan" section.
Certificate of Financial Support
-The certificate (e.g. a bank balance certificate/letter ) must show the amount of your financial resources in order to cover the expected cost of your stay at Keio at least JPY 130,000 (or equivalent in local currency) per month for the expected period of stay (six months). (Sample)
-A copy of your monthly bank statement will not be accepted.
- : Your name must appear on the certificate.
-: The name of the family member providing support must appear on the bank document . IN ADDITION, a letter of support in English or Japanese signed and dated by a family member who intends to provide for your expenses. The letter must indicates the amount of funds to be provided, the duration of the support, and the individual's relationship to you. (Sample)
A copy of Passport
|-Photocopy the page of your personal information.|
-Taken within the last 3 mothns
-Height: 4cm, Width: 3cm, International Standard
-Please read Photo instructions for specifications.
-This photo will be used for your COE and student ID card.
3.Obtain a visa before you enter Japan
Off-campus dormitories are available for all CEMS exchange students on an availability basis. Dormitories at Keio University are quite inexpensive because the fees are subsidized by the university. This has helped many international students since the living cost in the Tokyo area is very high. All CEMS students to Keio will receive an email regarding a dormitory application.
Applying for "Student" status under GENERAL VISA
Once COE has been issued, Keio will send it to you. Thus, it is very important that you keep us informed of the appropriate postal address so the document will reach you. You will then be able to apply for a "Student" status visa at a Japanese embassy or consulate in your country, submitting the necessary documents along with this certificate.
Note: Japanese nationals, including those with dual nationalities, must enter Japan as a Japanese national with a Japanese passport. They should apply for a Japanese passport at a Japanese embassy or consulate if they do not possess one.
To apply for a "Student" status visa:
Applying for "Change of Status of Residence"
(1) CEMS schools have different starting dates for their academic semesters. If your plan to take up an internship in Japan during the holidays after your semester at Keio, make sure there is enough time to allow you to complete the internship requirement of more than 8 consecutive weeks in Japan AND start the following semester at your home school (or another CEMS school abroad) on time.
(2) You need to have a job offer by the time you make the application for a "Change of Status of Residence." This may require you to have a job offer as soon as you arrive at Keio, which means that you may need to look for an internship job at a company in Japan before you come to Keio University.
To apply for a "Change of Status of Residence":
Internship Visa ("Designated Activities" status under SPECIFIED VISA)
If you intend to take up an internship at a Japanese company without studying at Keio as an exchange student, then you must apply for a visa categorized as "Designated Activities" under the Specified Visa. Follow the instructions below for obtaining this visa:
To apply for a visa for "Designated Activities" status:
Once you have entered Japan...
* A resident card will be issued only at Narita, Haneda, Chubu, and Kansai Airports.
Register your residence (住民(じゅうみん)登録(とうろく) in Japanese)
Immigration Bureau Offices in the Tokyo / Yokohama Area
General Information about Japanese Visa
(2) The visa requirements are subject to change, and thus you should consult the local Japanese embassy or consulate in your country for the final check.
(3) Specific procedures for visa application may depend on the applicants' nationality, so you should check BOTH the general procedures information described in the Ministry of Foreign Affair's website (Links are provided in the sections "Student Visa" and "Internship" below for the respective visa types) AND more specific information provided by the local Japanese embassy/consulate in your country.
(4) A visa is valid for three months after its issuance for entry. This means that you should obtain your visa within three months prior to your intended date of entry into Japan.
① Employees' Health Insurance (generally covers individuals who are employed by a company.)
② National Health Insurance (covers individuals who are not eligible to join employees' health insurance.) Most international students are required to join the National Health Insurance scheme unless they are covered by the Employees' Health Insurance of a family member who lives and works in Japan. Please see "International Student Handbook" for more information.