Keio International Program(KIP)

The Keio International Program (KIP) allows students to study about Japan and East/Southeast Asia in English and take Japanese language courses as well.
This comprehensive program is intended to be open to undergraduate and master's graduate students.
As Keio local students can also take the International Center courses, exchange students will have opportunities to study alongside Keio students.

Students are not allowed to change it to ther other ones once selecting this program.

Program Requirements

  • KIP students must register for a minimum of 7 courses per semester. We have no requirements on the number of credits.

  • There is no Japanese proficiency required to apply for the program.

Program Outline

Students enrolled in the Keio International Program (KIP) can take courses from International Center Courses, Keio Japanese Courses(KJC) which are Japanese language courses, and Courses offered by Faculties/ Graduate Schools (Japanese or English taught).

Available Courses

International Center Courses 

International Center offers courses focusing on Japan and East/Southeast Asia as a central theme.

  • Language: English
  • Maximum number of courses taken: No upper limit

For more details, please visit here.
For a list of courses and description of each course for AY 2023 (2023 April - 2024 March), please visit here.
*The list of the courses will become available mid-March of that year.

Keio Japanese Courses (KJC) (Japanese language courses for non-JLP students)

Keio Japanese Courses are open to KIP students ranging from elementary to advanced level, in which students can effectively learn the Japanese language in a short period of time and balance their studies in Japanese language with other courses.

  • Language: Japanese
  • Maximum number of courses taken: Up to 4 courses per semester

For more details, please visit here.

Courses offered by Undergraduate Faculties/ Graduate Schools

Students may also take Courses offered by Faculties/ Graduate Schools, which are mostly taught in Japanese.
Limited number of courses are available for exchange students, and priority is given to degree-seeking students.

  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Maximum number of courses taken for Japanese-taught courses: Restrictions apply and see here for details.
  • Maximum number of courses taken for English-taught courses: No upper limit

For more details and a list of courses, please visit here.
*The list of the courses will become available mid-March of that year.