Research Program | Graduate

This program is intended to be open to master's graduate students who wish to conduct research under the supervision of an academic adviser at Keio University.

Note: Students who choose this program are not allowed to change programs.


・Students must be enrolled in a graduate school (or equivalent) at their home institution.

・Student must receive approval from the graduate school for their admission to the program as research program students.

* If you are a PhD student and wish to apply, please contact us in advance since it may be difficult to accomodate a PhD student.

Important Notes

・Keio University only accepts exchange students at the graduate level when there are suitable academic advisors available for students' research plans.
(The official term of identification for research program students at Keio is "Short-term International Student" at the graduate level.)

・As part of the application, research program applicants should find academic advisors on their own and specify the names of professors from whom they wish to receive research guidance.
You can search for professors using the Keio Researchers Information System (KRIS).

Program Outline

While focusing on their research, students may also take the following courses.

Graduate courses

-Most Courses are conducted in Japanese

Generally, students who test into the advanced(*1) or higher study level on the Japanese Language Program placement test may take the courses conducted in Japanese.

(*1)Advanced level means a student has both an advanced vocabulary (8,000 words) and advanced knowledge of kanji (1,500 characters) and is able, in Japanese, to audit university lectures, read text/reference books, write papers with advanced sentence structures, and take examinations
-They also need to obtain instructors' signatures and a permission from their academic advisors to register for these courses.

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Japanese Language Courses

Research program students may take up to 4 Japanese Language Courses offered by the Japanese Language Program.

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International Center Courses

Research program students (excluding Law School students) may also choose International Center Courses.

However, please note that most International Center Courses are at the undergraduate level.

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