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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Academic Year, Spring Semester
  • Program Director: Schedule an Appointment
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll, Exchange Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dormitory Language Prerequisite: None
College: College of Arts & Letters, Mendoza College of Business Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Class Level While Abroad: Sophomore or Junior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Minimum Credit Load: See information provided below Program Director: Kyle Sturges
Special Opportunities: Other Opportunities Eligible Majors: Any
Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval Program Required References: Academic Reference
Program Information:
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Founded on the principle of academic excellence, Keio University is Japan’s oldest institution of higher education and one of its most prestigious. Keio University is located in Tokyo, Japan's capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 35 million people living in the urban area. Keio has a total of five campuses, of which Mita campus in central Tokyo is the home campus for visiting exchange students. Having been the first Japanese university to admit foreign students, Keio now has a thriving study abroad program that includes exchange programs with several American, Canadian, European, and Australian universities.

Program Dates*
Academic Year: Early September through early August
Spring Semester: Late March through early August

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program Courses
  • Students in the JLP enroll in a Main Course, which is the core of the program.
    • The Main Course is divided into 9 study levels (Elementary through Higher Advanced), and all JLP students will take a placement test to be assigned a level.
    • Courses are either 1 or 2 credits per course and students should expect to enroll in at least 14 credit hours
  • Students in the KIP enroll in a minimum of 7 courses (2 credits each) offered through the International Center
Study Abroad compiles a database of previously offered approved courses and how these courses can be used in the Notre Dame curriculum by departmental designation and number. Students should use this resource in addition to the Browse Classes feature in NOVO when searching for ND course equivalents. Additionally, students can refer to Keio’s website to review recent semester course offerings. Final course offerings are generally not available until closer to departure, and all courses are subject to change.

  • There is no Japanese language requirement, although at least one semester is recommended
  • This program requires one Academic Reference which will be requested as part of the online application
  • See fact sheet above for other eligibility considerations
  • Students interested in applying for this program should be independent and possess exceptional motivation, emotional maturity, and a high aptitude for adapting to new environments.
Housing and Meals
  • Keio assists in arranging accommodations in a room at one of the subsidized student dormitories.
  • Students accepted to the Keio program will receive a living allowance to offset some food costs. The living allowance amount is confirmed prior to departure and reviewed regularly.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.