Keio University Exchange, Tokyo, Japan

Students have the opportunity to take classes through the Keio International Program or the Japanese Language Program. Tokyo’s Keio University has a proud history as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school’s inception, the students of Keio have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders. Most courses are taught in English and Japanese. Browse the Student Exchange Program section of the Keio University website, including details on the Keio International Program and the Japanese Language Program.

Program Details

  • Boston University students only
  • A foundation in Japanese language is strongly recommended
  • Admissions requirements for all programs
Program Dates
  • Academic Year: mid September to mid July
  • Spring Semester (if space is available): late March to late July

Please note that this exchange is only offered as an academic year program, or for the spring semester.

  • Students live on campus in Keio residence halls. Arrangements for housing will be made in advance of travel to Japan.
Application Deadlines
  • Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring Semester (if space is available): September 15

Review of applications will begin according to the following timetable. Notification of admissions begins after the application deadline.

Download a description of the Keio University Exchange.

Program Staff

The Keio Exchange is administered by staff at Boston University. A program manager oversees the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Tokyo. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations.