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Since its founding in the tumultuous times of 19th-century Japan, Keio University has continued to provide the intellectual leadership to tackle the issues facing Japanese society in its quest for development, transformation, and modernization. As we face the challenges of the post-industrial era of the 21st century, Keio continues to uphold the pioneer spirit of its founder in his pursuit of peace, prosperity, and progress.

Ware yori inishie wo nasu ( 自我作古 )
Creating history to define the future

The true meaning of this phrase is that the work you accomplish will become the foundation and those who carry on your work will exceed you; it is a word that epitomizes courage by accepting the fact that you will one day become a part of the past, a part of antiquity.

Across Keio

Where People and Possibilities Converge

With an extensive worldwide network and some of the best academic and research opportunities in the country, Keio University is where the world’s next generation of global leaders comes to grow.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Keio University offers a broad spectrum of academic fields to study within in its ten undergraduate faculties. The admissions process for those interested in undergraduate programs offered in Japanese can be viewed at the link above.

Other Programs

Additional Information

  • Keio University takes part in study abroad information fairs around the world to give potential international students information about Keio and the admissions process.

  • The International Center also assists international students and scholars coming to Japan by arranging subsidized housing and providing a range of services, including information on available scholarships and events.

  • Keio is a Bridge from My Dream to Realization

    There are dreams in my life which once I believed simply dreams. At Keio, I realized that I can make those dreams come true. It is my dream come true to be able to continue onto my PhD in an international environment within one of the highest-quality educational systems in the world. Keio is the bridge!

    Muriadi Arip
    Graduate School of Media and Governance

    • Make friends from different countries
    • Advanced educational system
    • Convenient facilities
    • Beautiful environment
  • Taking Your Passions to the Next Level

    Keio offers an environment where you can study whatever you like, as much as you like. For example, Japanese students can take classes offered in English and German alongside international students. You can also take classes that interest you regardless of your major. You’ll be able to take your passions to the next level, whatever they may be.

    Eriko Yoshihiro
    Faculty of Policy Management

    • Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) has more than 100 seminars to choose from
    • Classes are available across a range of faculties and in a number of languages
    • You can meet lots of students pursuing the things they love
  • A Mission to Be a Beacon of Enlightenment that Illuminates the Rest of Japan

    There have been many iconic symbols of the Keio spirit since the school’s founding—the Mita Public Speaking Hall (Enzetsu-kan) and the red brick Old University Library as two examples. I feel a strong sense of mission when I realize that I am learning in the same places that Yukichi Fukuzawa and other leaders overcame numerous difficulties in leading the modernization of Japan. At Keio, we ourselves inherit the spirit of the school’s founders and lead Japan into the future.

    Yoko Yamaguchi
    Faculty of Economics

    • A library with an almost overwhelming wealth of books and resources
    • Excellent classes that go above and beyond your typical college education
    • Supportive staff who are always ready to help
  • A Place Where Students Learn Freely

    Even within Keio, Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) is a place where students can give free play to their academic pursuits. Students confront problems and find solutions in an entirely free and earnest environment. For me, this means being free to choose the best possible research environment for a problem I want to solve, and this has resulted in a fulfilling college life.

    Miyu Noguchi
    Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

    • Experience diverse values
    • Teachers make themselves available and are easy to talk to
    • A college experience with state-of-the-art equipment
  • The Kun Tradition

    At Keio, the only sensei is the university’s founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. So even teachers are referred to by name using the affectionate kun suffix. People are often surprised by the lack of hierarchy at first, but once you join Keio you can’t help but appreciate the frank atmosphere.

    Koki Kawano
    Administrative Staff, Administrative Affairs Office

    • The proximity between students and faculty
    • Students are full of energy
    • Generous giving alumni
    • Lack of hierarchy between senior and junior students
  • The Power to Open Up Your Future

    We must cultivate our ideas, actions, and leadership in an environment that transcends diversity in order to compete on the global stage. At Keio, I am systematically learning about management through daily discussions with experts in diverse industries. I want to be part of the solution in creating a more sustainable world.

    Shijie Zhou
    Graduate School of Business Administration

    • World-class education and international networks
    • Taking a managerial approach to problem solving using the spirit of jitsugaku
  • Keio, Foundation of My Leading Potential

    Being a Korean girl who lived in China for 11 years, I was able to find peace with my unique identity within the diversity of the Keio community. This institution helped me discover my potential and shaped me as a global leader. Thanks to Keio and Prof. Kokuryo, I am proudly ready to contribute to the world.

    Daum Kim
    Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

    • Diverse community where everyone can fit in
    • Kenkyukai seminar system for designing your concentration
    • Relationship with professors for a close and unique experience
    • Freedom of learning to raise the next generation of global leaders
  • Unique Accomplishments and Rich Resources

    Keio has a long history and the founder of Keio, who is on the Japanese 10,000-yen note, brought a new education system to Keio. And it is a brand that cannot be found anywhere. Keio also has one of the professors who brought the internet to Japan plenty of resources that we can use for free.

    Mukhammad Diyor Urmonbekov
    Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
    (Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program)

    • Rich resources which we can use for free, such as 3D printers, robots like Pepper and Nao, and high speed internet.
    • A fantastic brand with quality, high-level education
    • Excellent reputation in Japan in terms of good researchers
    • Students are prepared to find work after graduation
  • Harmony Between Study Time and Extracurricular Time

    Soon after I entered Keio University, I found myself sharing most of my time between the laboratory I belong to, classes, and the sports circle I joined. Even though overall the research is the most important aspect, I was glad to see the strength of the bonds between the circle members.

    Mehdi Hazaz
    Graduate School of Science and Technology

    • Join a circle in your extracurricular life: this is a key feature in making friends that share your hobbies that you may not have otherwise met.
    • Enjoy the canteen for both lunch and dinner on Yagami Campus.
    • Yagami Campus is usually open 24/7, which can be helpful should you happen to be late in writing a research progress report.
    • Freedom to experiment in your research: a good reminder that there are practical issues to overcome not mentioned in your textbooks.
  • Connecting with many individuals who are passionate

    The best part of my experience at Keio Media Design is to connect with many individuals who are passionate about bringing creativity to life. Getting to know them and their stories is truly inspiring and makes me think deeper about utilizing design principles to construct a fruitful daily life.

    Shiyuan He
    Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)
    The art of life design

    • Beautiful campus plus many lively young people
    • Very international and supportive of foreign students
  • Nurturing Interdisciplinary Thinking to Promote the Creation of New Ideas

    By offering curricula eliminating borders often existing between research disciplines, Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology provides an excellent learning and research environment nurturing interdisciplinary thinking. This is of utmost importance for future scientists and engineers to be successful in an ever faster changing world full of challenges. Faculty members, researchers and students, including a continuously growing number of international students, are working together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect to achieve their goals.

    Daniel Citterio
    Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology

    • Central research facilities equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation
    • Manifold occasions allowing for interaction between students and faculty members
    • The Yagami and Hiyoshi campuses situated in very convenient locations
  • Stimulative and Heterogeneous Colony

    Keio is a stimulative and heterogeneous colony, where many kinds of people are engaged. Regardless of gender, nationality, age, students or professors, they teach to others and learn from others. At times, they even have heated arguments. This is Keio, the stimulative and heterogeneous colony.

    Kensuke Takeoka
    Faculty of Law

    • Cosmopolitanism of Keio
    • Strong ties between alumni
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Traditional and diverse

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