Keio University Summer Program 2018

Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its new quarter-long Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan—live in Tokyo, study alongside Keio students, and experience all that Japan has to offer this summer!                  

  • A two-month program (June – July) to study and experience life in Japan
  • Offers opportunities to take Keio‘s credit-bearing courses during its second academic quarter
  • For students of Keio's student-exchange partner universities (university-wide)
  • Suitable for undergraduate Eligibility          

Eligibility & Requirements:


  • Applicants must be enrolled* as full-time students in an undergraduate (bachelor’s level) program at a university that has a student exchange partnership (university-wide) with Keio University and must not be currently studying in Japan.
  • Participants must be fluent in English.
  • No Japanese proficiency is required as all lectures are conducted in English.

*At the time of application

English Requirements

  • TOEFL/PBT: 550,
  • TOEFL/iBT: 79,
  • IELTS: 6.0 or above

Minimum GPA Requirement

2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)


June - July (TBC)


Mita Campus (Tokyo, Japan)

Applications Open:

February 1

*Deadline for online registration: February 19
*Deadline for submission of application documents: February 22
Application Procedure TBA 
Timeline for Applicants TBC

Program Fee

255,500 JPY
* Accommodation not icluded


Dormitory rooms are not available. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Courses (TBC):

The time schedule and course descriptions will be available online in early February.
  *Students are required to take a minimum of 4 courses. (*up to 8 courses maximum)
  *2 credits per course
  *1 credit per Japanese language course
  • Arts
    • Arts/Art Workshop: Discovering Arts and Culture in Japan


  • Business & Economy
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in  Japan
    • Human Resource Management in the Asia Pacific Region
    • Japanese Production Management Systems
    • Competing in Emerging Asia


  • Culture & Cross-cultural Understanding
    • Otaku Culture in Japan and its Transnational Relation
    • Crossing Borders: Adapting to Japan and Adapting to the World
    • Border Crossings and Japanese Society


  • History
    • Historical Memory in East and Southeast Asia


  • Law
    • Introduction to Japanese Law


  • Media & Communications
    • Journalism in Japan



  • Politics, Diplomacy & International Exchange
    • Japanese Foreign Policy


  • Religion & Thought
    • Japanese Buddhism and Social Suffering


  • Japanese Language (*1 credit per course)
    • Survival Japanese
    • Business Japanese


International Center, Keio University


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