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Keio University EXC
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, Japanese
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Keio University

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Year Established: 1858
Student Population: 33,600

Keio University is a private comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the greater Tokyo area. It was Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning and in the past 50 years has established itself as a leading university in education, research and medicine.

Keio, in its activities in the fields of education, research, and medicine, has a policy of contributing to the protection of the global environment and the development of a sustainable, zero-waste society. Each faculty member, staff member, and student possesses a sense of awareness and responsibility regarding their place in the global ecosystem and is required to promote activities for improving the environment.

Unique Characteristics
Keio University has 11 campuses and 10 faculties. Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology, Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, Nursing and Medical Care, and Pharmacy. 

Tokyo is a world famous city that is dazzling in its modernity but still manages to retain its traditional culture along with a passion for everything new. The city may seem overwhelming and incomprehensible at first, but gradually most people who spend any amount of time there grow to love it. It is full of bars, neon, nightlife and friendly people. 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences

Business & Commerce

Policy Management

Environment & Information Studies



Exclusions apply: Physical education courses, foreign language courses, and courses in the School of Medicine.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Spring term: March - August
Autumn term: September - February

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


14 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 80-100
B – 60-79
C – 40-59
D – 0-40

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Japanese and English.
Language Requirement

There is no language proficiency requirement at the time of admission. However, Keio University recommends that students learn some basic Japanese before they come to Japan, so they can take full advantage of the program and their time in Japan. All JLP students are required to take the Japanese language placement test at the beginning of each semester. Students with advanced Japanese proficiency (Level 8 or above in the placement test) may take courses in Japanese offered by the various Keio University faculties. KIP and Research program students who wish to take undergraduate faculty courses taught in Japanese or intermediate or higher-level Japanese language courses are required to take the JLP placement test.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange (in Japanese and English).

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

Student Experiences

Claudia Wong
Bachelor of Arts, Semester 1, 2015

Host City Highlights
Big festivals in different seasons - see cherry blossom around March, watch fireworks in traditional Japanese costume during summer and see beautiful winter illuminations in different areas of Tokyo.

Uni Life
Most of the students participate in clubs and societies in their first and second year, later when they become senior they put most of their time and effort into job searching. I got to know the local students through mostly international related societies.

There’s about twenty students in a class and there are in class tests every two weeks – most of my classes were tutorials.

Classic traditional Japanese food of sushi and noodles - not only quality but the presentation of food is always excellent and above standard.

I looked for share houses and stayed off campus during my exchange.

Money Matters
I managed within my budget but also cooked at home a lot worked part time to supplement my finances.

Getting Around
The Shikansen is a very convenient transportation to get access to most areas within Tokyo and you can apply for half price concession on the route between your home station and the station closest to your host institution.

I only visited areas that are near Tokyo city but I know that you can get to many different cities overnight in Japan either via buses or Shinkansen.

Top Tips
Time slips fast -  so cherish the time while you are on an exchange!

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