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Keio University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Language of Country: Japanese Target Language: Japanese
Lodging Options: Dormitory, Flat/Apartment, Homestay Enrollment: 1
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Program Description:

Program Overview

Keio UniversityKeio University, located in downtown Tokyo, is one of Japan's oldest and most prestigious academic institutions.  Each academic year it hosts one or two Dartmouth students in either their Japanese Language Program (JLP) or their Keio International Program (KIP), which is comprised of courses taught in English.


Faculty Advisor
Professor James Dorsey

Students participating in the exchange generally receive nine transfer credits for a full academic year or four transfer credits for a single semester, with the approval of COCA.

Applications must be submitted by February 1.
Selected students would attend Keio according to one of the three following enrollment patterns:

1) full academic year (approx. 10 Sept to late July of the following year; winter holiday is approx. 20 Dec to 4 Jan; spring vacation is approx 20 Jan to 5 April)

2) fall term only (approx. 10 Sept to 20 Jan; note that this would preclude enrollment at Dartmouth for the winter quarter)

3) spring term only (appox. 5 April to late July; note that this would preclude attendance at Dartmouth for the summer quarter).

Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.

Student Life

Housing is provided in either a dormitory or apartment.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
In addition to the obvious educational benefits, the exchange offers significant financial advantages.

Dartmouth students studying at Keio for a full year are eligible fore Keio's support in applying for the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science Scholarship (MEXT)  This is a generous scholarship:  This Japanese government scholarship supports foreign students who study in higher education institutions, selected on the recommendation of Japanese Embassy/Consulate General, University, or Authority.
Click for more information:  MEXT Scholarship  

Dartmouth students studying for a single semester are eligible for the Keio University International Center Scholarship.  Scholarships such as JASSO are available but are not guaranteed for all the exchange students since the number of recipients is limited.
The Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) Student Exchange Support Program for Short Term Study in Japan (JASSO Scholarship) is available to qualified students who have been admitted to a Japanese college or university for a period of up to one year of study in Japan under a student exchange agreement with a Japanese college or university. The scholarship program is intended to encourage student exchange between universities in Japan and their overseas partner institutions, and to promote understanding and friendship between the participating countries.
Scholarship Conditions
Monthly stipend: 80,000 yen per month
 Click for more information:  JASSO  

Because the the Keio exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, the Dartmouth student does not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 02/01/2016
03/05/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/01/2016
03/02/2016 09/06/2016 12/31/2016
Winter 2017 02/01/2016
03/09/2016 TBA TBA
Year 2016-2017 02/01/2016
03/02/2016 TBA TBA
Winter 2018 02/01/2017 03/08/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/01/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 02/01/2017 03/22/2017 TBA TBA

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