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Faculty-wide Exchange Programs (OUTBOUND)


Faculty and Graduate School of Economics offeres study abroad opportunity apart from the ones offered by Keio International Center. For details of application, please direct your inquiry to Faculty and Graduate School of Economics in the Office of Student Services.
All students are advised to check the "Important Notes" on the following webpage before making application.
https://www.econ.keio.ac.jp/en/undergraduate/abroad/exchange-outbound


Information on Screening

Screening is separated into two stages.
・First-round screening (document screening)
・Second-round screening (interview screening)
Only those who have successfully passed the first-round screening will be informed on details of second-round screening.
Second-round screening will be conducted by members of Faculty of Economics, and principal language of tuition is Japanese or English (for PEARL students, English).


Application for the faculty-wide exchange programs(outbound)

Students who wish to apply for the faculty-wide exchange programs (outbound) are required to follow the procedure below.


【Undergraduate Students】Application Instruction

Fill-in forms
(1) Student Profile Fill in each field.
(2) History Include education and work experience, overseas experience, research and other activities inside/outside of the university.
(3) Statement of Purpose (in English and in language used at university of choice※) Write, in English, your reasons for applying for study abroad (about 500 words). If the language used at university of choice is not English, write your statement of purpose in that language in addition to English. Keep within the word limits indicated for English.
(4) Study/ Research Plan While Abroad(in English and in language used at university of choice※) Write, in English, your study/ research plans while studying abroad at the partner university based on what you have studied/ researched at Keio University (about 500 words). Write a detailed plan about courses you intend to take, fieldwork, etc., while studying abroad. There is no set way to write it. You could center it around your first choice of host institution, or writing it to be applicable to all your desired host institutions. Please use your own discretion. If the language used at university of choice is not English, write your study/ research plan in that language in addition to English. Keep within the word limits indicated for English.
(5) Statement of Purpose According for Each University of Choice (in English and in language used at university of choice※) Select universities of your choice in order of preference, and state the reasons why you chose them for each university in English (between 60 and 120 words). If the language used at university of choice is not English, write the reason you chose the university in that language in addition to English. Keep within the word limits indicated for English.
※After the internal selection process, in principle, withdrawing your candidacy is not permitted, so before applying, please carefully research all universities of choice and list only the ones that you truly wish to do your study abroad at. It is not necessary to list up to your 6th choice. However, if the number of applications for one university exceeds the quota, they will be evaluated against each other, meaning that the fewer universities of choice listed, the higher the likelihood of not being selected for the exchange program.
※Those who fill up the list to their 6th choice, please select whether you would also wish to study abroad at institutions besides these. By checking the "Yes" box, applicants who were not placed in any of the universities of their choice (for which re-applying in the next application round is not possible) will be considered for other universities, if they are deemed to fulfill the selection requirements (at which time, you can consider whether you will study abroad at the university that was introduced to you).
※If you select the University of California EAP (Education Abroad Program), for one of your six choices, you must list three UC campuses in order of preference.
※Language used at university of choice
Language used at university of choice is the language of instruction in classes you intend to take at the host university. If it is not English, write your statement of purpose, study/ research plan while abroad and statement of purpose according for each university of choice in that language in addition to English. If you intend to take classes in multiple languages, write in each language.
Upload the documents indicated below (less than 5MB in size per file, black & white copy is recommended)
(1) Grade Report
[PEARL students in their first year only] High school academic transcripts (All of the high school years)
The most recent Grade Report ("Gakugyou Seisekihyou").
Sent to your guarantor at the end of the semester.
※Be aware that Grade Report ("Gakugyou Seisekihyou") and Transcript of Academic Record ("Seiseki Syoumeisyo") are different.
※In addition to Grade Report at the Faculty of Economics, students who transferred or graduated from another faculty at Keio University to the Faculty of Economics must submit all undergraduate Grade Reports of the faculty where they were previously enrolled in.

※PEARL students who have not received a Grade Report from Keio University yet: PEARL students applying for the exchange programs in December of the first semester of their first year must submit their certified high school transcripts (of all three years) instead of a copy of the Grade Report at Keio University.
(2) Certificate(s) of language proficiency Certificate(s) of language proficiency tests issued by official organizations for the language(s) of instruction in the classes you intend to take during your study abroad. Refer to the following instructions on the necessary certificates of each language and the Application Guidelines for Each Partner Institution and check the language proficiency requirements.

If you take classes in English:
A copy of a language proficiency certificate issued by an official provider of English language assessments is required.
※TOEFL iBT/IELTS: Scores must be for a test taken within two years.
※TOEFL iBT: Upload the Examinee Score Report.
※IELTS: Upload the Test Report Form and show.
※In the case that the TOEFL iBT or IELTS score reports have not been sent out yet, a printout of an online test score report may be permitted.
※We may accept official certificates other than those listed above from students whose native language is English. Please make an inquiry to the Faculty of Economics Section in the Office of Student Services at (mita-kei[at]adst.keio.ac.jp) at least three weeks prior to the deadline for the relevant application period. Even if we decide to accept other official documents to prove your English proficiency, all required documents must be submitted by the submission deadline.

If you take classes in French:
A copy of a language proficiency certificate issued by an official provider of French language assessments is required. If you have taken a French language proficiency test but the result has not arrived within the application period, you may submit:
1)Test slip and;
2)Language Proficiency Testimonial written by a faculty member who evaluates your language ability (prescribed form).
In this case, upload a copy of the certificate at the second screening (interview exam), and submit a copy of the certificate at the second screening.

If you take classes in languages other than those listed above: Upload either a certificate from a language proficiency test or a Language Proficiency Testimonial from a faculty member attesting to your language ability.

Language Proficiency Testimonial by a Faculty Member
This Language Proficiency Testimonial prepared by a faculty member must include concrete descriptions of your listening, reading and comprehension, writing and conversation skills, and his/her evaluation whether your language ability is sufficient for studying/conducting research at university.
The faculty member who attests your language proficiency must be affiliated to Keio University, and the testimonial must be written in Japanese. In unavoidable circumstances, the form can be written by a faculty not affiliated to Keio University or written in English.
For the French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages, please use the prescribed form. For other languages, any format is acceptable.
A testimonial does not have to be in a sealed envelope.
An original form is required.

※Reference:Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(3) Written Oath After carefully consulting your guarantor, have both you and your guarantor sign or place a seal on the oath (prescribed form).
※Please also read the announcement concerning Overseas Travel Insurance for the Keio University Student Exchange Program with your guarantor.


【Graduate Students & Fourth-year Undergraduate Students Planning to Continue on to Graduate School】Application Instruction

Fill-in Forms
(1) Student Profile Fill in each field.
(2) History Include education and work experience, overseas experience, research history, and a summary of your major research paper.
(3) Statement of Purpose (in English and in language used at university of choice※) Write, in English, your reasons for applying for study abroad (about 800 words). If the language used at university of choice is not English, write your statement of purpose in that language in addition to English. Keep within the word limits indicated for English.
(4) Study/ Research Plan While Abroad (in English and in language used at university of choice※) Write, in Englsih, your study/ research plans while studying abroad at the partner university based on what you have studied/ researched at Keio University (about 800 words). Write a detailed plan about courses you intend to take, thesis guidance, fieldwork, etc., while studying abroad. There is no set way to write it. you could center it around your first choice of host institution, or writing it to be applicable to all your desired host institutions. Please use your own discretion. If the language used at university of choice is not Englsih, write your study/ research plan in that language in addition to Englsih. Keep within the word limits indicated for English.
(5) Statement of Purpose for Each University of Choice (in Englsih and in language used at university of Choice*) Select your universities of choice in order of preference, and for each one state the reason you chose them in English (between 60 and 120 words).
※After internal selection process, in principle, withdrawing your candidacy is not permitted, so before applying, please carefully research all universities of choice and list only the ones that you truly wish to do your study abroad at. It is not necessary to list up to your 6th choice. However, if the number of applications for one university exceeds the quota, they will be evaluated against each other, meaning that the fewer universities of choice listed, higher the likelihood of not being selected for the exchange program.
※Those who fill up the list to their 6th choice, please select whether you would also wish to study abroad at institutions besides these. By checking the "Yes" box, applicants who were not placed in any of the universities of their choice (for which re-applying in the next application round is not possible) will be considered for other universities, if they are deemed to fulfill the selection requirements (at which time, you can consider whether you will study abroad at the university that was introduced to you).
※If you select University of California EAP (Education Abroad Program) for one pf your six choices, list three UC campuses in order of preference.
※Language used at university of choice
Language used at university of choice is the language of instruction in classes you intend to take at the host university. If it is not English, write your statement of purpose, study/ research plan while abroad and statement of purpose according for each university of choice in that language in addition to English. If you intend to take classes in multiple languages, write in each language.
Upload the documents indicated below (less than 5MB in size per file, black & white copy is recommended).
(1) Grade Report ("Gakugyou Seisekihyou") The most recent Grade Report.
Sent to students at the end of the semester.
※Be aware that Grade Report("Gakugyou Seisekihyou") and Transcript of Academic Record ("Seiseki Syoumeisyo") are different.(br /)
※In addition to Grade Report at the Faculty of Economics, students who transferred or graduated from another faculty at Keio University to the Faculty of Economics must submit all undergraduate Grade Reports of the faculty where they were previously enrolled in.
(2) Certificate(s) of language proficiency Certificate(s) of language proficiency tests issued by official organizations for the language(s) of instruction in the classes you intend to take during your study abroad. Refer to the following instructions on the necessary certificates and a list of the partner universities and the Application Guidelines for Each Parner Institution and check the language proficiency requirements.

If you take classes in English:
A copy of a language proficiency certificate issued by an official provider of English language assessments is required.
※TOEFL iBT/IELTS: Scores must be for a test taken within two years.
※TOEFL iBT: Submit a copy of the Examinee Score Report and show its original copy.
※IELTS: Submit a copy of the Test Report Form and show its original copy.
※In the case that the TOEFL iBT or IELTS score reports have not been sent out yet, a printout of an online test score may be permitted.
※We may accept official certificates other than those listed above from students whose native language is English. Please make an inquiry to the Faculty of Economics Section in the Office of Student Services at (mita-kei[at]adst.keio.ac.jp) at least three weeks prior to the deadline for the relevant application period. Even if we decide to accept other official documents to prove your English proficiency, all required documents must be submitted by the submission deadline.

If you take classes in French:
A copy of a language proficiency certificate issued by an official provider of French language assessments is required. If you have taken a French language proficiency test but the result has not arrived within the application period, you may submit:
1)Test slip and;
2)Language Proficiency Testimonial written by a faculty member who evaluates your language ability (prescribed form).
In this case, upload a copy of the certificate at the second screening (interview exam), and submit a copy of the certificate at the second screening.

If you take classes in languages other than those listed above:
Upload either a certificate from a language proficiency test or a Language Proficiency Testimonial from a faculty member attesting to your language ability.

Language Proficiency Testimonial
This Language Proficiency Testimonial prepared by a faculty member must include concrete descriptions of your listening, reading and comprehension, writing and conversation skills, and his/her evaluation whether your language ability is sufficient for studying/conducting research at university.
The faculty member who attests your language proficiency must be affiliated to Keio University, and the testimonial must be written in Japanese. In unavoidable circumstances, the form can be written by a faculty not affiliated to Keio University or written in English.
For the French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages, please use the prescribed form. For other languages, any format is acceptable.
A testimonial does not have to be in a sealed envelope.
An original form is required.

※Reference:Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(3) Approval to Study Abroad A written document from your academic supervisor at Keio University that gives you approval to study abroad. Any format, including letters or e-mail, is acceptable.
(4) Letter of Acceptance A written document from a faculty member at the university of your choice which indicates his/her informal consent to become your academic advisor during the study abroad period. As this is not a formal application, an official Letter of Acceptance is usually not issued. However, when you officially apply to the partner university as a Keio University exchange student, please confirm with the faculty member whether he/she will be your academic advisor. It can be in any format, including e-mail. If, depending on the university's situation, you are unable to submit a Letter of Acceptance, please submit a Statement of Reason instead.
(5) GRE Test Score (if applicable) The results of your GRE General Test and/or Subject Tests. Scores for GRE (Graduate Record Examination) may be required by some graduate programs at universities in the United States. Ensure that you confirm GRE tests are necessary at the universities of your choice, take the tests and submit the score within the application period.
(6) Certificate of Admission from the Graduate School (if applicable) If you are currently a fourth-year undergraduate student and wish to study abroad in the next academic year as a graduate student, you must upload a certificate of admission from your intended Keio University graduate school. If you are going to take the entrance examination for the graduate program after the application period for the exchange program, please submit the notification of admission after passing the examination. However, in the event that you do not pass the examination for the graduate program, you will forfeit your right as a Keio University exchange candidate.
(7) Written Oath After carefully consulting your guarantor, have both you and your guarantor sign or place a seal on the oath (prescribed form).
※Please also read the announcement concerning Overseas Travel Insurance for the Keio University Student Exchange Program with your guarantor.

Application for Faculty-Wide Exchange Program

Application is done through KEIO IC-NET.
To apply for faculty-wide exchange program, follow the instruction below.



Application instruction

Application is done through KEIO IC-NET. Submission of necessary documents such as Grade Report and Certificate of Language Proficiency is also done by uploading the documents to KEIO IC-NET. Every application round, certain number of students access KEIO-IC NET for the first time right before application deadline, and fail to complete the procedure as they run out of time. Students are strongly recommended to start the application one week before the deadline at the latest, and complete the procedure three days before the deadline. Students can modify the content of their application as many times necessary until the application deadline.
1 Write down your Statement of Purpose, Study/Research Plan, Statement of Purpose According for Each University of Choice in word-processing software.
2 Take or scan a photo and save the data in JPEG (JPG)or PNG file format (keep the file size under 5MB, color photo recommended). If you do not have a scanner at home, there are scanners available across campuses.
3 Scan the following documents and save in PDF format (keep each file size under 5MB, black-and-white recommended).
<Undergraduate students>
(1) Grade Report
(2) Certificate of Language Proficiency
(3) Written Oath (Download from International Center website, complete with signature and seal.)

<Graduate students and Fourth-year undergraduate student planning to continue on to graduate schoool>
(1) Grade Rport
(2) Certificate of Language Proficiency
(3) Approval to Study Abroad
(4) Letter of Acceptance
(5) GRE Test Score(if applicable)
(6) Certificate of Admission from the Graduate School(if applicable)
(7) Written Oath (Download from International Center website, complete with signature and seal.)

Available scanners connected to PC in Keio campuses


Mita Campus PC Room on B1 floor, Graduate School Building
Hiyoshi Campus Seventh Building Lobby and 1st floor in Media Center
Yagami Campus Open Space in B1 floor,14th Building (Sosokan)
Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) Open Area in Media Center

For information on scanners in the campuses other than listed above, inquire at the Information Technology Center (ITC) in respective campuses.
4 Start entering application information on KEIO IC-NET.
When making application on KEIO IC-NET, follow the instruction on the application manual and on the webpage.
5 After completing the application, printout the online application and keep for your record.


Notes for Making Application

  • The applicant him/herself must enter and submit the online application.
  • Make sure to follow all the instructions (e.g., full-width/half-width characters).
  • Application registered outside of the designated application period is invalid. Make sure not to fail to register the application due to troubles with computer or website being flocked to before deadline.
  • Every application round, certain number of students access KEIO-IC NET for the first time right before application deadline, and fail to complete the procedure as they run out of time. Students are strongly recommended to start the application one week before the deadline at the latest, and complete the procedure three days before the deadline. Application can be modified as many times as necessary before deadline.
  • Before upload, scan and save Grade Report and Certificate of Language Proficiency in PDF file format. If you do not have scanner at home, there are scanners available on campus. Photos of the documents cannot be accepted as alternative.
  • Do not fail to print out the online application as it may be required later on in the procedure.
  • If there found to be any deficiency in application and/or uploaded documents, students may become precluded from screening. Make sure to carefully check your application before finalizing.

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