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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 come to grow.

2017 Keio University Promotional Video: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

2017 Keio University Promotional Video: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

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.

Student Voices

Get an insider's look into life at Keio and hear what students have to say.

  • Enriching Learning Through Diversity

    Keio University’s faculty and student body are teeming with diversity. This allows for a practical and unique learning environment that brings together international students, corporate executives, and researchers. As long as you’re motivated, Keio’s exceptional academic infrastructure and the in-depth exchanges you have with the people around you will take you far beyond superficial book learning.

    Hiroki Uwabo
    Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS)

    • The intensity of learning you gain through interaction with others
    • The chance to build a strong network of connections
    • Access to various collections and databases that cover all topics, both old and new
  • A Launchpad for Future Innovators

    With access to cutting-edge research facilities and a state-of-art manufacturing center, students at Yagami Campus can get a head start investigating innovative ideas. Whatever their major, future innovators get the help they need to take their projects to the next level with endless assistance from Keio’s professors.

    Minh Doan
    Graduate School of Science and Technology

    • Beautiful Yagami and Hiyoshi campuses, especially during hanami season
    • Build your own experiment from scratch at the Yagami manufacturing center
    • Strong support from Keio for presenting your research at international conferences
    • Opportunities to gain real-world experience through internship programs
  • Strong Connections in All Directions

    The simple fact of being a part of Keio University gives you a sense of camaraderie with everyone there, one that transcends age and discipline. Senior classmates and alumni from any number of fields always make younger students feel welcome, which can be a big source of encouragement.

    Yurina Ogawa
    School of Medicine

    • Keio’s spirit of independence and self-respect
    • Dedication to sports and academics
    • A wide variety of extracurricular activities
  • The Power of Real-Life Connections Between People

    At Keio University, you can connect with anyone from any field. On campus, you are surrounded by uniquely talented peers as well as an academic faculty with expertise across a wide range of disciplines. And through the Mita-kai alumni association, you also have access to the large network of Keio alumni that are spread across the globe. I think the power of these connections makes anything possible.

    Taiki Harada
    Department of System Design Engineering,
    Faculty of Science and Technology

    • The ability to explore a range of lectures before choosing your major in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
    • The ability to really pursue the things that you love
    • Personal connections that allow you to explore any field
  • Multiculturalism with Cutting-edge Research

    When I arrived in Japan, I did not fully know what the research environment would be like in my chosen laboratory, but since I’ve arrived, I’ve had the chance to work together with people from five different countries both in the lab and in my classes.

    Patrick Beiring
    Alumnus, Graduate School of Science and Technology

    • The many different nationalities represented at each of Keio’s campuses
    • The beautiful work environments at each of the campuses
    • The many opportunities to get in touch with Japanese culture, either in the laboratory or through the extracurricular activities organized by Keio
  • A Place Full of Encounters that Fuel Personal Growth

    During my time as a student I’ve met many amazing people. I’ve made friends who are constantly working to achieve their goals and dreams. Keio has some of the best professors in Japan, who share new insights and discoveries with students through their lectures. Senior classmates are always there to listen and encourage you academically and in extracurricular activities. These encounters and connections excite and inspire me every day and have become a driving force in my life at Keio.

    Mayu Tanpo
    Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law

    • Learning together with determined friends from diverse backgrounds
    • Working together to better one another while respecting individual differences
    • The chance to experience a wide range of disciplines and fields beyond your own
    • A place that is passionate about student groups and extracurricular activities
    • Strong bonds regardless of age
  • The Presence of Rivals

    "Without Waseda there would be no Keio." The greatest of rivalries goes beyond sports, from baseball, regatta, and rugby to street dance and sake brewing. I hope you’ll see and experience for yourself the passion with which we compete against Waseda. I’m sure it will bring out something exciting in yourself.

    Ken Wada
    Faculty of Business and Commerce

    • Keio’s many festivals including Mita Festival, Tanabata Festival, and the Keio-Waseda Baseball Games
    • A unique school spirit that unites people of all ages
    • An environment full of first-class athletes
  • Aiming to be a physician-scientist with world-class clinical experience

    While studying clinical medicine for seven years in China, I saw many patients suffering from incurable illnesses. I decided to major in pathology, the field that bridges basic and clinical medicine, to deepen my knowledge of cancer. After looking into the integrated basic and clinical medicine and medical care programs at some universities, I decided to enter Keio University because the program at Keio’s Graduate School of Medicine was the most interesting to me and offered everything I was looking for. I got good results from the research project I carried out over the past two years and these were well-received when I presented the outcomes at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cancer Association. I am continuing my research with the goal of becoming a physician-scientist in Japan. I learned that what is important is to first figure out what you want to do in the future and what you need to study to get there. The Keio University Hospital is in central Tokyo, and in fact is very close to the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Just like the athletes who will come from all over the world to chase their dreams, my fellow students and I are also singularly focused on our goals.

    Menghan Yang
    Graduate School of Medicine

  • My career is supported by my “connections”

    For me, Keio University was a place that allowed me to focus on the road I wanted to take. It was a place that offered a lot of freedom while fully supporting me whenever I set off to learn something. After graduating, I went back to South Korea and got a job at a Japanese construction company. After three years there, I began to want to work more globally, so I started to look for jobs in Japan and Singapore. The really great thing about being a Keio Alumni while I was job hunting was the Mita-kai alumni network that exists all over the world. The chairperson of the Singapore Mita-kai introduced me to local companies. Singapore is a global country, but I felt stronger about the potential in the Japanese market, and finally decided to move to a global company in Japan. Tokyo is a city that fuses retro with digital, and is the coolest city in the world. I am very proud to work in this city. In the future, I want to work in Shanghai where our Asia base is located, and then in Sweden where our head office is based. Every day I am working hard to achieve these goals and I’m sure my Keio network will be a great asset going forward. I will always cherish my ties to Keio University.

    Namhee Kong
    Alumna, Faculty of Business and Commerce

  • The Eternal Power of Wakaki-chi

    Wakaki-chi is Keio’s fight song. Not only is it sung at sporting events like the Keio-Waseda Baseball Games, but it is also a favorite at reunions and other events, its lyrics a constant reminder to encourage and support each other. People are always impressed with Keio graduates for their lofty goals and lively demeanor, and it must be thanks in part to the power of Wakaki-chi that lives in all of us.

    Ren Takeuchi
    Administrative Staff, Keio University Information Technology Center (ITC)
    Alumnus, Faculty of Letters

    • A broad-minded academic climate where individuals’ opinions and ideas are respected and discussed
    • The warm, gentle-natured relationships across generations of Keio graduates
    • Many people with a deep appreciation of the arts and music
    • Great school songs like Wakakichi and Jukuka
  • Growth through tea ceremony

    I chose to study at Keio University because of the all-English programs and because I could get a scholarship. In addition, I was particularly interested in studying at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) where I heard from a senior student that the professors there, some who are well-known, are truly passionate teachers. I was able to apply to the program from overseas and I think it's great how you can submit a self-introductory video instead of an interview. This helped me properly convey my thoughts and enthusiasm for wanting to study at SFC. I am making progress with my research in my major field, architecture, and I am learning a lot in the tea ceremony club. In the beginning, I couldn’t speak any Japanese, but with the help of my friends, by the time of the university festival, I was able to serve tea to the guests. Now, I am looking forward to getting a tea ceremony qualification, which can be gotten after practicing it for four years. At Keio, you have to be proactive and find opportunities for yourself. However, by doing this, you will meet so many different people and I think these are the most valuable life experiences.

    Izzatur Wulansari
    Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
    (Global Information and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program)

  • Learning from the Past

    I think the phrase “learning from the past” perfectly describes Keio University. The venerable history and traditions that have developed here live alongside contemporary, forward-looking views. Keio is a place where you can learn to appreciate both new and old.

    Kenji Takemoto
    Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law

    • Rich diversity and strong connections between high-performing peers
    • School’s venerable history
    • Confidence and honor that Keio traditions instill in students

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