Important Dates for Exchange Students

Updated: September 6, 2023

Exchange Program Schedule

Important dates & procedures related to applying to Keio University as an exchange student.

2024 Spring Admission 2023 Fall Admission Procedures
Each university has its own exchange student selection procedure. Please inquire of your university's exchange coordinator about details at least one year before your desired semester of admission. 1. Obtain information on Keio's Student Exchange Programs.

- Keio International Program
- Japanese Language Program
- Research Program

2. Apply to be an exchange student at your home institution.
Application Deadline
October 5, 2023
Application Deadline
March 30, 2023
After you are successfully selected by your home institution to study at Keio, prepare the application documents required by Keio and apply online.
October-November, 2023 April-May, 2023

Keio's exchange student selection committee will screen the application documents.

Mid December, 2023 Mid June, 2023

Once accepted, we will send a notification to your registered e-mail address.

-- Mid June, 2023

Keio will send JASSO Scholarship result ( for Fall Admission)

Mid December, 2023 Mid June, 2023

Keio will send housing information to you by email.

Late February, 2024

Late August, 2023

Keio will send you the "Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in PDF format to your registered email address as soon as it arrives from the Immigration Bureau. (The original COE will NOT be sent.)
Submit this certificate when applying for a student visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate.

Mid March, 2024 --

Keio will send JASSO scholarship result by email ( for Spring Admission)

Mid-Late March, 2024

-JLP participants:
September 12 (Tue), 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

September 12 (Tue), 13 (Wed) or 14 (Thu), 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dormitory Housing check-in

Mid-Late March, 2024

September 13, 2023

(All JLP students & Some KIP and RP students (ONLY those who wish to take advanced-level Japanese courses.))
Japanese language placement test
Mid-Late March, 2024 September 19, 2023 (All JLP students only &Some KIP and RP students (ONLY those who have taken the Placement test))
Japanese language placement test result will be released.
Mid-Late March, 2024 September 19, 2023 (JLP students only)
JLP Opning Ceremony & JLP Guidance
Mid-Late March, 2024 September 20, 2023 (JLP students only)
Interview with academic advisor
Late March, 2024 September 15, 2023 (Mandatory to all exchange students)
Student Registration & Orientation for exchange students

Late March, 2024

September 21, 2023

(Recipients only)
Scholarship Orientation * For those who are not yet in Japan, we will provide separate instructions.


September 25, 2023 (KIP and Research Program students only)
Guidance for KIP and Research Program
Guidance for Research Program has been canceled.

Early April, 2024

October 2, 2023 Classes start

Late July, 2024

February 2, 2024

Classes and exams end
*KIP and JLP courses are mostly held at Mita Campus.
*If you take regular undergraduate courses at Hiyoshi Campus, exams may last few days longer.

Early September, 2024

Mid March, 2024

Grade reports become available online.

Early October, 2024 Early April, 2024

Official transcript is issued and sent to the home university

*This schedule is subject to change without notice.

*Please note that the mandatory orientation will be held prior to semester commence date.

*Keio University does not arrange early exams for those who wish to leave early due to graduation or academic schedule conflicts. Please plan well in advance.