Important Dates for Exchange Students

Updated: February 10, 2023

Exchange Program Schedule

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

2023 Spring Admission 2023 Fall Admission Procedures
Each university has its own exchange student selection procedure. Please inquire of your university's exchange coordinator about detals 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, 2022
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, 2022 April-May, 2023

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

Mid December, 2022 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, 2022 Mid June, 2023

Keio will send housing information to you by email.

Late February, 2023
The COE has been sent to your home university (with a few exceptions) on February 9, 2023. (February 10, 2023)
Late August, 2023

Keio will send you the Certificate of Eligibility to your home institution as soon as it arrives from the Immigration Bureau. Submit this certificate when applying for a student visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate.

Mid March, 2023 --

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

March 22-23, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mid September, 2023

Dormitory Housing check-in

March 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mid September, 2023

(JLP students only)
Japanese language placement test
March 27, 2023,
9:00 a.m.
Mid September, 2023 (JLP students only)
Japanese language placement test result will be released.
March 27, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Mid September, 2023 (JLP students only)
JLP Opning Ceremony & JLP Guidance
March 28, 2023
9:00 a.m.
Mid-Late September, 2023 (JLP students only)
Interview with academic advisor
March 29, 2023
Mid-Late September, 2023 (Mandatory to all exchange students)
Student Registration & Orientation for exchange students

March 30, 2023

Mid-Late September, 2023

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

April 7, 2023

October 1, 2023 Classes start

July 31, 2023

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, 2023

Mid March, 2024

Grade reports become available online.

Early October, 2023 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.