Language Requirements

What are the language requirements for obtaining a GIGA Certificate?

GIGA Certificate courses are conducted in English. And all coursework, assignments, and examinations for GIGA Certificate courses are conducted in English. Students who wish to obtain the GIGA Certificate should therefore have the necessary level of English to fully comprehend and participate in classes.

In addition, students are required, in principle, to pass level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

What level of Japanese is required for acceptance into Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA Program) or GIGA Course?

There are no Japanese language requirements entering the University or applying for the GIGA Course. However, in principle, students must pass level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test to obtain the GIGA Certificate.

What kind of Japanese language classes does Keio University offer to international students?

All levels of Japanese language classes are offered, from beginner to advanced, so that students can take classes that meet their individual levels. Outside of classes, free study support services are offered. The curriculum is designed so that even students who have no prior Japanese language skills can achieve N2-level Japanese language skills by continuously taking Japanese language courses for four years.