Keio University

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Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


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Keio University is the oldest private university in Japan. It is viewed as an elite university. Today, Keio has nine faculties distributed among seven locations. A total of 34,000 students study there. Keio offers exchange students over 70 English-language courses in various fields of study such as science, history, media communications, business and economics, law, social sciences, etc. Exchange students can also participate in the Japanese Language Program.

Keio University has the program Thesis@Keio, which, under the supervision of your professor, offers the opportunity to conduct research within the framework of your final project. RWTH students pay a reduced fee.

Please also note the offers of the Winter Schools.

General Information





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Keio University

International Office of Keio University

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

University cooperation and T.I.M.E. Double Degree of the Fakultät für Maschinenwesen and the Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Students with Japanese citizenship cannot be nominated.

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One semester

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

one for JLP (Japanese Language Program)

two for KIP (Keio International Program)

Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: April to September
2nd semester: October to March

Study Possibilities

KEIO International Program - KIP

Keio Summer Program

Japanese Language Program (JLP)

For Master Students: Research Program

Course Offerings

Available courses for Exchange Students

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

An English certificate from the RWTH Language Center called placement test counts as proof of language skills.

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 1000 to 1200 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
MIRAI RWTH scholarship for Japan
PROMOS scholarships abroad
JASSO Scholarships
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support for the partner university: Yes
Information from the partner university

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports

See the experience reports in MoveOn Exchanges

Additional Information

Foreign Office


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