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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.
Students who enrolled four semesters prior to the semester of application and are in the first semester of their third year in the semester of application
The details will be announced at keio.jp.
Spring semester for students in the first semester of their 3rd year : Early July to early August
Fall semester for students in the first semester of their 3rd year : Early January to early February
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:
A) Penning of a peer-reviewed journal paper
B) Becoming an author of an academic book
C) Being awarded high prizes in an officially recognized contest
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.
If Program Courses, Research Concept and Methodology Courses, and Project Courses* offered by the Graduate School of Media and Governance are taken for transferable credits earned before entering the Master's Program, a maximum of 12 credits (in comparison to the standard 8 credits) can be counted as credits required for earning a master's degree after the student advances to the Graduate School of Media and Governance. Refer to here.
*Submission of a Personal Statement from an Academic Advisor is required for Project Courses.
Students using the 3.5 year Early Graduation System must satisfy, in addition to the application
requirements, all of the following requirements in order to graduate:
Regarding #3 requirement, the following documents must be submitted to the SFC Office of Student Services (Academic Affairs) by the
last class day of the expected graduation semester.
A) Original and photocopies of certificates and documents (originals will be returned after verification)
* If you have already met this requirement at the time of application, you will still need to submit it. Please refer to "Language Proficiency" below for details.
B) Original and photocopies of acceptance letter of graduate schools of Keio University (originals will be returned after verification)
* However, this is only available if students plan to enter the graduate school in the semester following their undergraduate graduation.
The validity period of the scores will be in accordance with the
regulations of each language test organization. (In the case of English, the score validity
period is different from the score validity period for the students screening, stated on SOL-A.)
|language Proficiency Examination
|TOEFL (PBT)(including TOEFL-ITP conducted on campus)
|Score of 550 or above
|Score of 580 or above
|Score of 80 or above
|Score of 92 or above
|The Korean Language Proficiency Test (KLPT)
|Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)
|Test of Chinese Proficiency
|Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)
|Ujian Kemanpuan Berbahasa Indonesia
|Individual evaluations for persons who are at a level of having completed an Intensive course for two semester
|Individual evaluations for persons having completed at least two Skill courses
|Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD)
|B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch
|C1 Oberstufe Deutsch
|Diplom Deutsch in Japan
|Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)/Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
|Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
|Score of 400 to 499
|Score of 500 to 599
|Diplome d'Aptitude Pratique au Français
|Evaluación Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española
|Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) or Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española(SIELE)
|Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
*N3 for students who enter the University through Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA) and have taken or are taking Japanese Language courses
*N2 for students who enter the University through Admissions for Overseas Students (GIGA) and have taken or are taking Japanese Language courses
*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.'