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Independent, Free,
and Open-Minded

Get involved in the Keio community! With extracurricular clubs and activities that cater to every imaginable interest, you are bound to find your niche here. The university can connect you to the community and help you succeed academically with a host of services to apply for scholarships, find student housing, and launch your career after you graduate.

Independence and Self-Respect
(Dokuritsu-jison 独立自尊)

“Whosoever perfectly realizes the principle of Independence, both of Mind and Body, and, paying due respect to his own person, preserves his dignity unblemished―him we call a man of independence and self-respect.”
-Fukuzawa's Moral Code, 1890

Student Services
Make the Most of Your Life at Keio

From matriculation to graduation, Keio offers a wide range of academic and student services to make sure students are active, healthy, and ready to make the most of life during and after college.

  • The International Center has information on various scholarships for international applicants and current students. For scholarship details and application methods, please refer to the International Center website.

  • Keio University offers international students a range of housing, which vary in location, cost, and terms and conditions. Since there is a set number of available rooms in the dormitories, not all applicants will be able to get a room if there are too many applications. Renting private accommodation is another option for students. It is not common for students in Japan to share a room or a house. Please refer to the website below for further information about student housing.

Academic Calendar of Main Events at Keio


Entrance Ceremony

Entrance Ceremony

Your university life begins now. New students attend in suits, filling the ceremony hall with energy and excitement.


Start of Spring
Semester Classes

Course Registration

Keio Foundation Day

Welcome Event for New Students

There are plenty of events targeted at new students held between May and July. We hope they help you get used to life on campus.


Spring Waseda-Keio Baseball Games

Spring Waseda-Keio Baseball Games

The Waseda-Keio Baseball Games are a tradition that first began in 1903. The games take place every year in spring and fall with faculty, staff, and students alike coming together to cheer on the university team.


Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival

The Tanabata Festival and colorful yukata are a big part of the summer experience at SFC, where you can interact with local people and enjoy the spectacular fireworks show.

Spring Semester-end Examinations

Summer Break

Summer and Spring Break

Make use of your extra time. Take part in short-term faculty-specific programs or language courses, or spend time conducting research in the field.


Summer Camps
(student groups/seminar classes)


Start of Fall Semester Classes

September Entrance Ceremony

Course Registration (by faculty)


Yagami Festival

Yagami Festival

Yagami Festival is full of content that captures the spirit of the Faculty of Science and Technology. Students and visitors alike can experience the joys of science and go on tours of the laboratories on campus.

Shiba-Kyoyaku Festival

Shiba-Kyoyaku Festival

Shiba-Kyoyaku Festival is powered by the energy of the Faculty of Pharmacy students. Last year, prospective students were invited to talk with current students and go on campus tours.

Fall Waseda-Keio Baseball Games


Yotsuya Festival

Yotsuya Festival

Yotsuya Festival is organized by students of the School of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care. The Shinanomachi Campus truly comes to life during the festival.

Mita Festival

Mita Festival

One of Japan's largest campus festivals, Mita Festival is punctuated with well-planned academic events and entertainment. It gives students—through their seminar classes, student associations, clubs, and otherwise—an opportunity to showcase their talents while food stalls and on-stage performances contribute to the wide-ranging appeal of the festival.


Winter Break


Anniversary of
Yukichi Fukuzawa's Birthday
(Jan. 10)

Fall Final Examinations


Yukichi Fukuzawa Memorial Day (Feb. 3)

Spring Break

Entrance Examinations




Commencement brings your studies at Keio to a close. Many graduates can be seen around campus taking pictures in their traditional hakama to commemorate this special day.

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