Independent Study

*For 2021 Fall semester, Students through virtual exchange from abroad will NOT be able to take Independent Study. 

Basic Information

Independent Study enables students to conduct research on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a supervisor who is an academic faculty member of Keio University. This usually involves meetings between the student and the academic faculty member. Students will be required to submit a substantial piece of written work that reports the results of their research to their supervisors.

Open to

- Short-term International Students (including Keio International Program students)
- Japanese Language Program students
* Full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate faculty or graduate school at Keio cannot take the Independent Study. (正規生は、Independent Studyを履修することができません。)
Notes
  • Students are responsible for finding a FULL-TIME academic faculty member at Keio University who is willing to become their supervisor for the proposed research. 
  • Students may register for only one Independent Study course per semester.
Credits 2 credits
Application Procedures

1. Find your potential supervisor, and discuss your research plan.
2. Fill out the form and obtain the supervisor’s comment and signature.
*An Application Form is available from Application Form section below.
3. Submit your application form to ic-courses@adst.keio.ac.jp via e-mail.

Application Deadline
  • Spring Semester 2021 : April 14 (Wed) 10:00am(JST)
  • Fall Semester 2021 :October 8 (Fri) 10:00am (JST)

*After the deadlines above, "Independent Study" CANNOT be added and for cancellation, instructor's permission is required.

Application Place

Office of Student Services (International Exchange Services Group), Mita Campus
*for Spring Semester 2021, please submit your application form to ic-courses@adst.keio.ac.jp via e-mail.

Selection

The committee will determine acceptance into the course.
Note
  • Students are responsible for finding a FULL-TIME academic faculty member at Keio University who is willing to become their supervisor for the proposed research.
Application Form

 

FACULTY SEARCH

To search for a supervisor, please refer to the following web sites. Some of them are available only in Japanese.

KEIO RESEARCHERS INFORMATION SYSTEM

https://k-ris.keio.ac.jp/search?m=home&l=en

Keio University’s Pure web portal  https://keio.pure.elsevier.com/

Faculty and Graduate School of Letters

http://www.flet.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Faculty and Graduate School of Economics

http://www.econ.keio.ac.jp/en/about/faculty-list

Faculty and Graduate School of Laws

http://www.law.keio.ac.jp/en/staff/

Graduate School of Human Relations

https://www.hr.keio.ac.jp/en/index.html

Faculty and Graduate School of Business and Commerce

http://www.fbc.keio.ac.jp/teacher/index.html

Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology

https://www.st.keio.ac.jp/en/tprofile/

Faculty of Policy Management/ Environment and Information Studies

http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/pmei/faculty.html

Graduate School of Media and Governance

http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/gsmg/en/about/faculty/

Faculty of Nursing

http://www.nmc.keio.ac.jp/faculty/

Graduate School of Health Management

http://gshm.sfc.keio.ac.jp/en/organization/

Law School

http://www.ls.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty.html

Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS)

http://www.kbs.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM)

http://www.sdm.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

https://www.kmd.keio.ac.jp/faculty

Faculty and Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Science

http://www.pha.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/index.html