Keio – Top Global University

This page contains information on Exchanges available at Keio University, and was up to date as of November 20, 2016. To ensure you are receiving the most accurate information on any scholarship mentioned, please visit the Outbound Student Exchange Program page on the Keio University International Center Website

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Three-Campus Comparative EastAsian Studies Program More Information Semester 1
Universitas Indonesia More Information Semester 1
Ewha Womans University More Information Semester 2
Korea University More Information Semester 2
Seoul National University More Information Semester 2
Yonsei University More Information Semester 2
Beijing Normal University More Information Semester 2
City University of Hong Kong More Information Semester 1
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Nanjing University More Information Semester 2
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Peking University More Information Semester 2
Renmin University of China More Information Semester 2
Shanghai Jiao Tong University More Information Semester 2
The Chinese University of Hong Kong More Information Semester 1
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Tsinghua University More Information Semester 2
University of Macau More Information Semester 1
Xi’an Jiaotong University More Information Semester 2
Zhejiang University More Information Semester 2
National Chengchi University More Information Semester 2
National Cheng Kung UniversityNew Exchange More Information 2期
National Taiwan University More Information Semester 2
University of the Philippines  【新規募集校】 More Information Semester 1
National University of Singapore More Information Semester 1
Singapore Management University More Information Semester 1
Chulalongkorn University More Information Semester 1
Foreign Trade University
New Exchange
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The Australian National University More Information Semester 3
The University of Melbourne More Information Semester 3
The University of New South Wales More Information Semester 3
The University of Queensland More Information Semester 3
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The University of Auckland More Information Semester 3
University of Otago More Information Semester 3
Concordia University More Information Semester 1
McGill University More Information Semester 1
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University of Toronto More Information Semester 1
York University More Information Semester 1
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Carnegie Mellon University More Information Semester 1
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Manhattanville College More Information Semester 1
Rice University More Information Semester 1
The College of William Mary More Information Semester 1
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University of California Education Abroad Program More Information Semester 1
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa More Information Semester 1
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign More Information Semester 1
University of Maryland, College Park More Information Semester 1
University of Notre Dame More Information Semester 1
University of Washington More Information Semester 1
University of Wisconsin – Madison More Information Semester 1
Western Michigan University More Information Semester 1
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella More Information Semester 3
Tecnológico de Monterrey
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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) More Information Semester 2
École normale supérieure (ENS) More Information Semester 2
ESSEC Business School More Information Semester 2
HEC Paris More Information Semester 2
INALCO More Information Semester 2
Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 University More Information Semester 2
Sciences Po More Information Semester 2
Toulouse 1 Capitole University More Information Semester 2
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis More Information Semester 2
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne More Information Semester 2
Université Paris Diderot More Information Semester 2
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 More Information Semester 2
Freie Universität Berlin More Information Semester 2
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf More Information Semester 2
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg More Information Semester 2
RWTH Aachen University More Information Semester 2
Saarland University More Information Semester 2
Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) More Information Semester 2
Technische Universität München (TUM) More Information Semester 2
TU Dresden More Information Semester 2
University of Bonn More Information Semester 2
University of Cologne More Information Semester 2
University of Siegen More Information Semester 2
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management More Information Semester 2
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens More Information Semester 2
University College Dublin More Information Semester 1
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice More Information Semester 2
“L’Orientale” University of Naples More Information Semester 2
Università Bocconi More Information Semester 2
Erasmus University Rotterdam More Information Semester 1
Leiden University More Information Semester 1
University of Amsterdam More Information Semester 1
VU University Amsterdam More Information Semester 1
University of Bergen More Information Semester 1
オスロ大学
University of Oslo
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University of Warsaw
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Lomonosov Moscow State University
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Saint Petersburg State University More Information Semester 2
ESADE Business School More Information Semester 2
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) More Information Semester 2
Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) More Information Semester 2
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) More Information Semester 2
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KTH More Information Semester 1
Lund University More Information Semester 1
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Cardiff University More Information Semester 1
King’s College London More Information Semester 1
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SOAS, University of London More Information Semester 1
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University of Glasgow
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University of Southampton More Information Semester 1
Boğaziçi University More Information Semester 1

Read about the experiences of the Global Student Body of Keio SFC

Chen Pen Yuan (Bill)

Life as a student here is certainly extremely fulfilling, but that is accompanied with a very full schedule. I start my day early every day, with a light workout before breakfast. Most days I am on campus until early evening, attending classes and seminars. I have a free day on Wednesday, however, which I usually spend working on assignments and meeting with friends, often on campus. To keep myself fit I am also a member of the badminton circle that meets on Fridays. One day per week I have classes in business at the Mita campus as part of the Global Passport Program (GPP), which are very intense and require lots of preparation. One element of that class that I am looking forward to is a visit to several Silicon Valley companies to learn about their businesses.More Info


Monica Nagashima

I was born in Japan, then my family moved to Russia and later Ukraine where I was brought up for several years, before attending and graduating from international school. I was keen to return to Japan to study, and was looking for a program in English with a scientific focus – most international programs are focused on international relations or liberal arts. The GIGA Program was a perfect fit, and was better value than similar programs that I found in Canada or the UK. The flexibility of the program turned out to be tremendously valuable for me. As my interests changed throughout the four years of the course I was able to talk to different professors and study new things, whereas in a different university I would need to stay focused in one area. The GIGA program provides introductory courses in many fields, and builds language ability at the same time, and there is a lot of support from other members of seminar groups.More Info


Yu Chu (Joy)

I was born in New Zealand and raised in Taiwan, but I had a lot of exposure to Japanese culture from an early age and was always interested in coming to study in Japan. When I reviewed the courses available in Japan, I found the GIGA Program, which allows for very free combination of IT courses with other subjects, in a very DIY style of course design. This is something not found at other universities or other Keio campuses. I was also attracted by the tradition and strong image of Keio University.More Info


Jei-Hee Hong

One of the reasons for choosing my current laboratory is my strong interest in human behavior. At SFC I mix with other GIGA students from a wide range of countries and with Japanese students through my research groups. I discovered pattern language through a compulsory course during my first year, and joined the Generative Beauty pattern language research group to work on translation and localization into Korean of the lab book of 48 patterns for Generative Beauty, which provides solutions for a beautiful and fulfilled life. One simple example is a pattern for when you are tired or things are not going well, to take a day away from your normal activities with the freedom to do whatever you want to do, in order to refresh your mind.More Info


Takaaki Matsuo

I was always interested in physics, mathematics, computer science, and economics, and at SFC by choosing to study quantum information processing and a second seminar in economics, I was able to follow all of my interests. There are very few campuses that allow students to pursue two completely different topics of interest at the same time. The possibility to enter a seminar from the first year gives a great opportunity to those who want to take advantage of it, which is unique to SFC. There are really no limitations for people who want to push themselves. The people in my seminar are all hard workers, which pushes me to focus on my research and aim higher. They are always willing to help me out with my study too. For everyone here it is really not about grades, it is purely love of research. There are also excellent resources in terms of the study materials available. It is a great environment to work in.More Info

Global Alumni Network

Over 800 alumni associations in Japan and 70 worldwide

Keio’s students are called jukusei while alumni are affectionately addressed as jukuin, many of whom continue to cherish their connections to their alma mater and the many friends and teachers they have learned with long after graduation. The lifelong bonds and sense of solidarity between alumni, as well as the strong connection between alumni and the university, are distinctive features and a source of great pride for Keio University. This strong network among our graduates, best embodied by the numerous alumni organizations called Mita-kai, is part of what makes Keio truly unique.

Languages at SFC

Languages offered at SFC (including English courses taken by Japanese speakers) cover the globe! Click on the options below to show more information.

Japanese
Chinese
Korean
French
Spanish
Arabic
Russian
Italian
Malaysian/Indonesian
German

Malaysian/Indonesian

Courses

Malaysian/Indonesian is spoken by around 260 million people in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, and East Timor. Curriculum (2014 example) Intensive: Intensive 1 > Intensive 2 > Advanced (Skill class)/Intensive 3 Standard: Basic 1* > Basic 2 > Intensive 1 > Further study following the intensive route

Study abroad for language learners

Opportunities are available to study abroad on short courses in Indonesia.

French

Courses

Courses offered for French learners at SFC are Intensive 1-4, and Basic 1+2, as well as Skill-a course focusing on content delivered in French intended for students who want to gain a high level of practical French skill. There are many opportunities for French learners who are interested in studying abroad including short courses which can be completed during semester breaks, and semester or year-long study abroad programs. A typical pattern of study for someone intending to study abroad in France might look something like

Study abroad for language learners

1st year: Spring Semester-Intensive 1, Fall Semester-Intensive 2. Participate in a one month in country language course over the spring break. 2nd year: Spring Semester-Intensive 3, Fall Semester-Intensive 4. 3rd year: Spring Semester-Skill courses, Fall Semester-Study abroad. French Teachers – http://french.sfc.keio.ac.jp/home/teachers/ (Japanese)

Arabic

Courses

Basic courses are not offered in Arabic. Over 4 classes per week, the Intensive 1 course aims to help you increase your vocabulary and express yourself in Arabic. Intensive 2 and 3 are also offered, using authentic texts in use by elementary students in countries where Arabic is spoken. After completing Intensive 3, the pathway leads to Skill courses.

Study abroad for language learners

Opportunities are offered to study Arabic intensively in Amman, Jordan.

Chinese

Courses

Basic, Intensive and Skill courses are offered for Chinese learners at Keio SFC. Intensive courses are the ideal option for those who want to deal with China in their careers. In particular Intensive 3 and 4 courses are designed to enable students to access a level of Chinese necessary to carry out research. Skill courses target a certain area of study eg. Reading Comprehension, Conversation or courses targeting Chinese language proficiency tests. At SFC there are also non language courses that are held in Chinese.

Korean

Courses

Korean learners can choose a basic or intensive path for their study at Keio SFC. After studying intensive 1 + 2, students can then move onto skill courses, or do an intensive course in country. Basic students have the option of continuing to Intensive 2, after completing Basic 1 + 2.

Study abroad for language learners

Intensive courses are offered for students of Keio SFC at Seoul University, in both the Spring and Summer breaks.

Spanish

Courses

Basic 1+2, Intensive 1-4, and Skill A+ B courses are available for students of Spanish at SFC.

Study abroad for language learners

Language programs in Spain and Argentina, Keio study abroad programs for one or two semesters, and

Japanese

Courses

Students move through courses in three levels, Elementary, Intermediate, and Superior/Advanced. You will be assigned a level before you commence study, based on your previous Japanese experience. It is possible to start from zero and reach a very accomplished level over 4 years. Each level covers a variety of courses. Elementary courses are Basic Japanese and Basic Applied Japanese. Intermediate courses are Intensive Japanese and Superior/Advanced courses cover skills. All GIGA students are nominated as GIGA certificate candidates on enrollment. Attaining a Japanese level equivalent to N2 of the JLPT is one of the requirements for attaining the GIGA certificate on graduation.

Study abroad for language learners

Studying Japanese while living in country is the most efficient and effective way to master the language.

Russian

Courses

Basic 1 and Basic 2 courses are available for Russian learners at Keio SFC

Study abroad for language learners

Keio University study abroad program has options for study abroad in Russia

Italian

Courses

Basic 1 and Basic 2 courses are available for Italian learners at Keio SFC

Study abroad for language learners

Keio University study abroad program has options for study abroad in Italy

German

Courses

Basic and Intensive courses are available for learners of German at SFC. Intensive learners will be able to complete all the intensive courses and then participate in skill courses, such as reading comprehension, discussion, and language proficiency test preparation courses.

Study abroad for language learners

The German Language department offers a course for preparation for study abroad programs in Germany, as well as support for you to select your university and plan your study abroad experience by yourself. We recommend that you study abroad after completing Intensive III