Keio University

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yokohama
Japan

Language of instruction

English
Japanese

Established in 1858 as a small school of Western learning, Keio has a history as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning. Keio has thrived under its founder’s motto of jitsugaku, or empirical science, as it continues to transform Japan as a modern nation through contributions to education, research, and medicine.

Keio is located in Tokyo and Kanagawa, one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Living in Tokyo is a chance to experience Japan through its capital city with its many contrasting faces: unique customs, natural beauty, and futuristic technology. It has been ranked as the world’s best city to live in.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester Late March–Late July
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–Late January

View the Keio University academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Keio University has online resources to help get from your you exchange:

Campuses

Keio University has multiple campuses spaced across Tokyo, Yokohama and Kanagawa:

  • Tokyo
    • Mita campus
    • Shinanomachi campus
    • Shiba-Kyoritsu campus
  • Yokohama
    • Hiyoshi campus
    • Yagami campus
  • Kanagawa
    • Shonan Fujisawa campus

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

  • B International Studies
    Semester 2, 2018
    If I learned and grew so much in these six months I can’t imagine what a full year would do.
  • B Advanced Humanities (Honours) & Dip Languages
    Semester 2, 2018
    I gained so many things from this exchange, it's hard to list them all.
  • Bachelor of International Studies
    Semester 1, 2018
    I'll be talking about my exchange for years, and I'll remember it forever.

Full-time study load

14 credits per semester at Keio University is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Keio University.

Language
Students wishing to take courses taught in Japanese (mainstream courses) with Keio domestic students will require Japanese proficiency of JLPT N2 or higher.

Study Options
You must choose either the Keio International Program (KIP) or the Japanese Language Program (JLP). Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the courses available to exchange students page, and refer to the "Additional academic information" section for study options at Keio. 

Search the Keio University course catalogue for mainstream Keio courses (taught in Japanese).

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Chinese
Computer science
Economics
Environmental studies
Finance
German
History and ancient history
International relations
Japanese
Law
Linguistics
Mathematics and statistics
Political science
Religion
Postgraduate
Computer science
Economics
Mathematics and statistics
Physics

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Keio assists students in arranging accommodation in Japan. Students are provided with a room at one of the student dormitories subsidised by Keio University. Exchange students from partner institutions, as well as Japanese Language Program students, should receive information on housing with Keio's acceptance documents.

Cost of living

Keio provides an estimate of monthly living costs students can expect to encounter to help you prepare for your exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

There are several funding opportunities for which students studying at Keio can apply. Students are encouraged to explore funding options to check their eligibility and the application procedure.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

 Full-time international students who will be studying in Japan for more than three months must join the National Health Insurance (NHI) system.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Keio University has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Consulate General of Japan for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)