Q1: Do you have university dormitories?
We do have some off-campus housing that is subsidized by Keio. Exchange students have priority access to a room (but not guaranteed) in these housing arrangements during their study period. Rent ranges from 55,000 JPY to 78,000 JPY yen per month.
Q2: Are there any scholarships available for exchange students?
The scholarship offered by JASSO (Japanese Student Services Organization) is available for those who have outstanding academic records. Successful applicants will be provided 80,000 yen per month for up to 11 months. The number of grantees is limited and is subject to change.
Q3: What is the cost of living at Keio?
Taking utilities, food, clothing, transportation, books, and miscellaneous expenses into consideration, monthly living costs will be approximately 130,000 JPY to 170,000 JPY.
Q4: Can I attend for only one semester?Students may choose to attend one semester or two semesters (one academic year). Extending your study period is not permitted in principle. Please plan and choose your study period very carefully when you apply.
Q5: How many courses can I take? And how many credits can I earn?Most of the courses at Keio are worth 2 credits per semester, whereas the Japanese language courses are usually worth 1 credit per semester. KIP and JLP students must register for seven (7) or more courses per semester. There is no maximum credit limit.
Q6: Do you have any Japanese language requirements for the Japanese Language Program?We accept and welcome complete beginners. However, we always recommend learning some basic Japanese before you come to Japan, so you can take full advantage of the program and your time here.
Q7: Can I take regular undergraduate courses at Keio University?Almost all undergraduate faculty courses are conducted in Japanese. You can take those courses only if you meet the Japanese language proficiency requirements. Additional prerequisites may also apply to certain courses.
Q8: When will the course lists be available?Course lists for the new academic year, from April to March, usually become available in late March.
Q9: Do you have a buddy program?
Yes, we have a buddy program called the "Keio Tomodachi Program." Buddies are students at Keio who volunteer to introduce you to life in Japan.https://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/exchange/buddy.html