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.
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.
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.
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.
See above for more information on short stays at Keio for academics and research.
The Japanese Language Program offered by Keio University is intended chiefly for foreign students (non-native speakers of Japanese). In addition to Japanese language courses, the program includes a range of subjects in Japanese studies.
Information in English on study abroad for students at Keio’s partner institutions.
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.
The learning environment is of course fantastic, with a beautiful library, a variety of different study spaces, and the latest equipment and machine tools. Teachers and students have close relationships and are teeming with variety. But it's not all about studying. Take a step outside the classroom and suddenly you're surrounded by passionate students who are taking up new hobbies, joining clubs, working part-time jobs, or participating in student groups. There's something to inspire you every day.
Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology
SDM gives you the power to tackle a variety of issues with a foundation in systems and design thinking. I am a returning student, and it has been an intense two years back at school after being part of the workforce. I've collaborated with universities across the country, worked with students from ASEAN countries, and even organized a booth at the Salone del Mobile Milano with my classmates. I am confident that the skills I have acquired at SDM can be applied to the world at large.
Master's Program, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Having lived in two different countries, France and Japan, I have always felt the inconvenience of communicating with people far away.
At Keio University, with fellow students from diverse backgrounds, we learn a lot about different approaches to practical sciences. Thanks to that, I am able to connect with many other people through my research, and I have developed a technology that helps connect people to one another.
Master's Program, Graduate School of Media Design
The master's program at Keio is a two-year in-depth exploration into whatever domain fascinates you, providing you with the opportunity to truly master a given research field of your choice. While the atmosphere and approach at each laboratory differs, the core underlying mindset of performing real, solid research stays the same.
A diploma from Keio will also give you opportunities in the field as well, as the university is known throughout Japan and beyond for the academic excellence among its students.
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Karl-Johan Stefan Alm
Keio University is a huge community whose traditions afford you the opportunity to interact with people you would not able to otherwise meet.
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law
I call all the students at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) "exchange students from the future." In other words, they are a just a bit odd: the oddballs, you might say. They have no reason to worry, though, because the teachers here are just as crazy and maybe even wackier. But doesn't it make sense that a future that no one has imagined yet might just emerge from an environment like this? Come ye oddballs, you who refuse an ordinary college experience!
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
The successor to Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy, Keio University's Faculty of Pharmacy offers fields of study where students can take initiative and contribute to the betterment of medicine. Not only can you learn the highest standard of science and ethics, but you gain access to a thriving community of people that extends across the university, not limited to the Faculty of Pharmacy alone, who will help you when you need it most. The inspiration needed to face today's medical challenges can be found here at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy
In the global world today, Japanese students cannot just focus on Japan but must look beyond the border. The Professional Career Program (PCP) at Keio provides an environment for Japanese students to study pragmatic economics, while equipping them with skills that are necessary to live out in the world after graduation. Also personally, this program has become a place where I can be myself the most because students with diverse backgrounds come together and concerns of personal differences are taken away.
Faculty of Economics
Through deep immersion inside and outside the classroom, I have grown both academically and personally in my time at Keio. I studied at the Faculty of Economics as part of the Double BA Programme between Keio University and Sciences Po.
I particularly benefitted from my microeconomics research seminar in Japanese. Moreover, I was warmly welcomed as a member of the volleyball team (despite not being a particularly good player!) and the Keio Debate Squad. My experience at Keio was an excellent balance of studying Japan from an academic perspective and experiencing daily Japanese life first hand.
Faculty of Economics
I feel like I'm at home because at Keio you learn how to learn and how to do things well. A global life starts there, and they treat everyone as an individual, no matter where you come from or who you are. They simply see all students as students and as members of the Keio family. If I were to choose where to study again, I would always choose Keio University!
Master's Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance
In my major, students are able to gain a deeper understanding without the trouble of practicums. In my sophomore year, I was able to take many Japanese literature and education courses in addition to the courses needed to graduate for my major. One of Keio's strengths as a four-year university is that it allows you to pursue what you're most interested in across a variety of different disciplines.
Major in Aesthetics and Art History, Faculty of Letters
The very existence of Keio founder Yukichi Fukuzawa is an endless spring of insights and ideas. The appeal of Keio lies in a tradition of scorning blind superstition and heeding balance, even when it comes to the teachings of Fukuzawa himself.
Fukuzawa Memorial Institute for Modern Japanese Studies