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Undergraduate Admissions for International Students
Keio University offers a broad spectrum of academic fields to study within in its ten undergraduate faculties. While most of Keio's undergraduate programs are conducted in Japanese, the University increasingly offers degree programs in English. If you wish to learn about Keio's undergraduate programs in English, please see all of Keio’s Degree Programs Offered in English. Below we have outlined the admissions process for those interested in undergraduate programs offered in Japanese. We warmly welcome applications from students with a spirit of independence and self-respect and the drive to make contributions to society.

Admissions
Special Admission for International Students (Undergraduate Level)
for the Academic Year 2018

Language of Instruction

All undergraduate programs at Keio are in Japanese, except for the PEARL and GIGA programs. If you wish to learn about these programs, please visit the following websites:

Minimum Period Necessary to Complete an Undergraduate Degree

4 years (6 years for the School of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmacy).

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must fulfill all the requirements (1) - (3).

(1) Applicants must have, or be expected to have, completed a program of school education of at least twelve years in duration by March 31, 2018.
(2) Applicants must have, or be expected to have, completed secondary education (junior high school and high school) outside Japan operated under the school education system of a country other than Japan by March 31, 2018.
(3) Applicants must possess, or be expected to obtain, qualifications for admission to university in the countries where they have completed secondary education by March 31, 2018.

Exceptions

Even if applicants have Japanese nationality, applicants are eligible to apply if they meet requirement (1) to (3) above.
Even if applicants don’t meet requirement (2) above, applicants to the faculties of Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Policy Management, and Environment and Information Studies who graduate from international high schools in Japan by March 31, 2018 are eligible to apply if their period of study in Japan is less than 2 years including the final year of high school.
Even if applicants are/were enrolled in a high school in Japan through a student exchange program etc., they are eligible to apply if their period of study in Japan is less than 1 year. In this case, however, they must have, or be expected to have, completed secondary education in a high school located outside Japan operated under the school education system of a country other than Japan by March 31, 2018.
Even if applicants have not graduated from their high school because of withdrawal etc., they are eligible to apply if they have passed an examination outside Japan equivalent to “Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates” in Japan. In this case, however, they must be at least 18 years of age before their enrollment.

Notes

It is not possible to apply to both the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in the same academic year.
It is not possible to apply to any single faculty by more than one screening method.
It is not possible to apply to multiple departments or academic gates within any single faculty.
Those who have applied to the faculties of Economics, Business and Commerce, Science and Technology, Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, Pharmacy, and the School of Medicine through the admissions procedure for Japanese students who returned from abroad (kikoku-sei) cannot apply to these faculties and this school using this admissions procedure for international students in the same academic year.

Documents
Application Documents

The following documents are necessary when applying to Keio University. Details of each document can be viewed at the following website. (Only available in Japanese)

A Checklist for documents to be submitted
B Certificate of payment of the application fee
C Application form
D Application form with the applicant’s photo (4x3 cm)
E Photocopy of the applicant’s passport
(Page showing name, nationality, passport number and date of issue)
F Applicant data form
G Statement in Japanese (600-800 characters) describing the applicant’s reasons for applying to Keio University, and what and how he/she would like to study
H Official academic transcript for at least the three most recent years of secondary education (i.e. high school)
I Certificate of graduation or expected graduation from secondary education (i.e. high school)
J Letters of recommendation from two different teachers of the high school from which the applicant graduated or is expected to graduate
K Results of the EJU, Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students– examination must be taken in Japanese (Only for applicants to the faculties of Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Science and Technology, Policy Management, and Environment and Information Studies) Please refer to the website below to find out which subject results need to be submitted for each faculty.
L TOEFL iBT results (Only for applicants to the faculties of Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Science and Technology, Policy Management, and Environment and Information Studies)
M Results of national/provincial level university entrance examinations required in the applicant’s country (Only for applicants to the faculties of Letters and Science and Technology using method B)
N Results of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Level 1 or N1)* (Only for applicants to the faculties of Letters and Science and Technology using Method B)
O Essay in Japanese (only for applicants to the Faculty of Law)

*Results from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Level 1 or N1) can only be submitted if the applicant uses Method B and is from a country where the EJU is not held. In all other cases, applicants must submit the results of the EJU (the Japanese as a Foreign Language component). Furthermore, for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, only tests held on or before July 2017 will be accepted.

Procedure
Applications Procedure and Schedule

2018 Keio University

Figure: Applications Procedure
by Screening Methods

※Same as the entrance examinations for Japanese Applicants

Contact

Admissions Center International Division 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8345, Japan
Tel: 03-5427-1611 (+81-3-5427-1611)
Fax: 03-5427-1564 (+81-3-5427-1564)
E-mail: iuadmse<at>info.keio.ac.jp

*Please replace <at> with @ when sending the e-mail.

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