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3.5-year early graduation system is for students with superior achievements, such as outstanding academic grades, who have satisfied the requirements for graduation, may graduate after 3.5 years (7 semesters) of enrollment. This system aims to support those who, for example, entered in September and will take up employment in April, or those who entered in April and will advance to graduate schools abroad.
Please read "SFC GUIDE Vol.2 Course Registration Guide" in advance before applying this program.
Notification of results will be sent together with grades reports to the student's guarantor in the same semester application is made.
Students must satisfy all of the following requirements by the end of the first semester of their Third Year:
However, a student who has made a presentation at an academic conference, etc., or achieved outstanding research results may be granted an exemption from the above requirements 1. and 2. The term 'outstanding research results' refers to one of the following:
If a student cannot graduate in 3.5 years after entering the University for reasons such as temporary leave of absence or study abroad, the student will be disqualified as a candidate for early graduation. The standard University Faculty Rules and Regulations will once again apply to these students, and individual instructions will be given on handling the differences between requirements of the Early Graduation System and standard University Faculty Rules and Regulations.
Application in 2020 Spring
In response to the cancellation or postponement of language examinations due to the situation regarding infections by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), the following changes have been made.
English: A score of TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition will be accepted. Check out the ETS website for more information on the exam.
Other Languages: Please contact the Academic Affairs Office. Contact information can be found in the news of the keio.jp portal.
The application deadline is July 31 as originally planed. If you do not receive the result of the examination by then, please contact the Academic Affairs Office.
|Language||Foreign Language Proficiency Examination||For Application||For Graduation|
|English||TOEFL (PBT) (including TOEFL-ITP conducted at SFC) *1||Score of 550 or above||Score of 580 or above|
|Korean||The Korean Language Proficiency Test (KLPT)||3rd grade||Pre-2nd grade|
|Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)||Level 3||Level 4|
|Chinese||Test of Chinese Proficiency||3rd grade||2nd grade|
|Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)||Level V||Level VI|
|Malay-Indonesian||Ujian Kemanpuan Berbahasa Indonesia||Grade C||Grade B|
|Arabic||Individual evaluations for persons who are at a level of having completed an Intensive 2 course or higher||Individual evaluations for persons having completed at least two Skill courses|
|German||CEFR *2||Proficiency B2||Proficiency C1|
|Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD)||B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch||C1 Oberstufe Deutsch|
|Diplom Deutsch in Japan||Pre-1st grade||1st grade|
|French||CEFR *2||Proficiency B2||Proficiency C1|
|Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)/Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)||B2||C1|
|Test de connaissance du français (TCF)||Score of 400 to 499||Score of 500 to 599|
|Diplome d'Aptitude Pratique au Français||Pre-1st grade||1st grade|
|Spanish||Evaluación Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española||3rd grade||2nd grade|
|Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)||A2||B1|
|Japanese||Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)||N1||N1|
*1 Submission of CBT and iBT scores is acceptable. Convert the score to those of PBT.
*2 CEFR stands for 'Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment.'
Students using the 3.5-year Early Graduation System must satisfy, in addition to the application requirements, all of the requirements in order to graduate. For the details, please refer to the "SFC GUIDE Vol.2".
It is required for students using the 3.5-year Early Graduation System and expected to graduate in the final semester to submit the documents as below;
Documents: One of followings is required.
a) The original and copy of foreign language proficiency examination certificate or document. The original will be immediately returned. *You can find the requirement of language proficiency in "Language Proficiency" above.
b) The original and copy of the acceptance letter for the Keio University Graduate School. The original will be immediately returned. *The scheduled time of entering the graduate school must be the semester following graduation from the undergraduate school.
the final course-scheduled day of the semester
*Refer to the SFC GUIDE for opening time of Gakuji office.
Gakuji office, Ground floor of the Alpha building