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Keio University

Location

Mita Campus, Tokyo Japan

Ranking

# 214QS World University Rankings

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10Undergraduate programs

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12Postgraduate programs

International

2746International students

About Keio University

Keio University has six campuses (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/about/campus/) throughout the Greater Tokyo area. Three of them—Mita, Shinanomachi, and Shiba-Kyoritsu—are located in central Tokyo, which is consistently ranked at the top of QS Best Student Cities (https://www.topuniversities.com/best-student-cities). Mita and Shiba-Kyoritsu are just a short walk away from the iconic Tokyo Tower. Hiyoshi, Yagami, and Shonan Fujisawa campuses are located just outside Tokyo in Kanagawa Prefecture, offering a comfortable, cosmopolitan lifestyle in a lush, green environment.

 

Shinanomachi Campus is home to the School of Medicine and the Keio University Hospital, one of Japan’s leading university hospitals and a provider of advanced medical care. Every year, the university awards the prestigious Keio Medical Science Prize (https://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/en/prize/), which has come to be known as a precursor to winning a Nobel Prize. Past recipients include Nobel laureates such as Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann (2012), Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi (2015), and Dr. Tasuku Honjo (2016).

Keio University is the oldest private university in Japan, founded in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901), a Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur, journalist, and leader who helped transform Japan from a feudal nation into a modern nation-state. Fukuzawa, who was from a low-ranking samurai family, began Keio to help modernize the country and catch up with the West, thinking that it was essential to train talented individuals in the private sector in addition to public service.

Thanks in part to its history, Keio University is still known for its strength in industry, with an impressive alumni network that includes many CEOs at listed companies in Japan. But Keio alumni excel beyond the private sector. In addition to academia, Keio has produced more than its fair share of leading figures across arts and culture as well as in government and politics, including three former Prime Ministers.

 

As of 2020, Keio had a thriving community of over 2,100 international students from more than 80 countries. The university offers more than 115 degree programs and 13,000 courses across its undergraduate faculties and graduate schools. Of these courses, more than 20 programs and 1,000 courses are available in English. Typical English programs and courses include:

 

●   Short-Term Programs (http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/short/)

 

●   Degree Programs Offered in English (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/academics/programs-offered-in-english/)

 

Japanese Language Program (JLP) (http://www.cjs.keio.ac.jp/)

The JLP is famous among learners of Japanese as a rigorous program that trains highly proficient Japanese speakers through the immersive direct method.

 

Social Media

 

●     Keio Global (FB)(https://www.facebook.com/keioglobal/

Keio University Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/keio_university/

About Keio University

Keio University has six campuses (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/about/campus/) throughout the Greater Tokyo area. Three of them—Mita, Shinanomachi, and Shiba-Kyoritsu—are located in central Tokyo, which is consistently ranked at the top of QS Best Student Cities (https://www.topuniversities.com/best-student-cities). Mita and Shiba-Kyoritsu are just a short walk away from the iconic Tokyo Tower. Hiyoshi, Yagami, and Shonan Fujisawa campuses are located just outside Tokyo in Kanagawa Prefecture, offering a comfortable, cosmopolitan lifestyle in a lush, green environment.

 

Shinanomachi Campus is home to the School of Medicine and the Keio University Hospital, one of Japan’s leading university hospitals and a provider of advanced medical care. Every year, the university awards the prestigious Keio Medical Science Prize (https://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/en/prize/), which has come to be known as a precursor to winning a Nobel Prize. Past recipients include Nobel laureates such as Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann (2012), Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi (2015), and Dr. Tasuku Honjo (2016).

Keio University is the oldest private university in Japan, founded in 1858 by Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901), a Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur, journalist, and leader who helped transform Japan from a feudal nation into a modern nation-state. Fukuzawa, who was from a low-ranking samurai family, began Keio to help modernize the country and catch up with the West, thinking that it was essential to train talented individuals in the private sector in addition to public service.

Thanks in part to its history, Keio University is still known for its strength in industry, with an impressive alumni network that includes many CEOs at listed companies in Japan. But Keio alumni excel beyond the private sector. In addition to academia, Keio has produced more than its fair share of leading figures across arts and culture as well as in government and politics, including three former Prime Ministers.

 

As of 2020, Keio had a thriving community of over 2,100 international students from more than 80 countries. The university offers more than 115 degree programs and 13,000 courses across its undergraduate faculties and graduate schools. Of these courses, more than 20 programs and 1,000 courses are available in English. Typical English programs and courses include:

 

●   Short-Term Programs (http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/short/)

 

●   Degree Programs Offered in English (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/academics/programs-offered-in-english/)

 

Japanese Language Program (JLP) (http://www.cjs.keio.ac.jp/)

The JLP is famous among learners of Japanese as a rigorous program that trains highly proficient Japanese speakers through the immersive direct method.

 

Social Media

 

●     Keio Global (FB)(https://www.facebook.com/keioglobal/

Keio University Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/keio_university/

Available programs

Keio offers more than 80 fields of study in its 10 undergraduate faculties (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/academics/fields-of-study/category.html), which have more than 35 degree programs and more than 10,000 courses available. Together with its graduate schools, Keio has a total of around 115 degree programs and more than 13,000 courses available.

While admission eligibility varies by each undergraduate faculty, graduate school, and program, most share a holistic screening process based on the submission of a statement of purpose, research plan, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and academic transcripts. Students from non-English-speaking countries may be asked to submit additional documents proving their English ability. There are often interviews as well, many of which are offered online for degree programs offered in English so that students can complete the admissions process in their home country.

Tuition and Academic Fees (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/admissions/fees/)

Keio also has several types of scholarships that you can apply for before enrollment.

GIGA Program (https://giga.sfc.keio.ac.jp/cost/financial-aid/)

Two types of scholarships are available for application before entering this undergraduate program for students who want to learn about social issues that combine ICT and the social sciences.

Keio has 14 graduate schools, which offer more than 3,000 courses across 75 degree programs. Together with its undergraduate faculties, Keio has a total of around 115 degree programs and more than 13,000 courses available.

While admission eligibility varies by each undergraduate faculty, graduate school, and program, most share a holistic screening process based on the submission of a statement of purpose, research plan, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and academic transcripts. Students from non-English-speaking countries may be asked to submit additional documents proving their English ability. There are often interviews as well, many of which are offered online for degree programs offered in English so that students can complete the admissions process in their home country.

Tuition and Academic Fees (https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/admissions/fees/)

Keio also has several types of scholarships that you can apply for before enrollment.

Design the Future Award (http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/life/scholarship/dfaward.html)

A full-ride scholarship for graduate students that covers tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and travel expenses.

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Rankings & ratings

Keio University is one of the top private universities in Tokyo, Japan. It is ranked #214 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #200
  • 2014
    #=193
  • 2015
    #197
  • 2016
    #=219
  • 2017
    #=216
  • 2018
    #=192
  • 2019
    #198
  • 2020
    #200
  • 2021
    #191
  • 2022
    #201
  • 2023
    #=197
  • 2024
    #214

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